Blog-JRR

  • My takeaways from AgileIndy 2018
    May 18, 2018
    This year I finally decided to attend AgileIndy, although I’ve been toying with the idea for several years, and have been trying to practice (successfully or unsuccessfully) agile methods for...
  • SEP DevOps Ignite Talks – Docker
    March 4, 2017
    This is the next in the series of DevOps Ignite talks that were given at SEP in January to present the different tools available for software configuration and deployment.  It...
  • meHive, an experiment in product development
    August 3, 2015
    From time to time, SEP makes forays into product development.  As a service company, we face many challenges as we do this, the single biggest challenge being allocation of dedicated...
  • What is Node.js, and other lightweight musings on new web technologies
    August 21, 2014
    JavaScript web technologies have sprouted like weeds over the last few years. While I was busy working on desktop and mobile applications, it seemed like a massive JavaScript wave engulfed...
  • How to set up a legacy (Windows XP) virtual machine on Windows 8
    March 4, 2014
    Microsoft has withdrawn support for the Windows XP operating system, but if you are like me, we still have systems running under this operating system that need to be monitored...
  • Configuration settings for .NET class libraries (DLLs)
    September 5, 2010
    It is fairly easy to specify configuration settings for .NET executables, by adding an app.config file to the project, that is built into a .exe.config file in the executable folder. ...
  • Is source control branching a good strategy?
    November 20, 2009
    I’ve always wondered about whether creating source control branches for every feature is a good idea at all.  Isn’t one just postponing the problem of the big merge come release...
  • What I learned about prevention in software development
    October 8, 2009
    ‘Prevent problems before they occur’ is the mantra I try to live by, both in my personal life and at work. I have not been entirely successful, but I am...