Using AssemblyInfo in VSTS Build Numbers

The Problem The company I work for have used the assembly version for keeping track of deployments and we wanted to continue this practice when moving to use VSTS build and release management. You can set the build name in the Options tab of the build definition. You can see…

PowerShell Commands - Part 1

Definitions So, what is the difference between a command and a cmdlet in PowerShell? There is this definition "PowerShell in a Month of Lunches" "PowerShell contains many times of executable commands. Some are called cmdlets, some are called functions, others are known as workflows, and so on.…

New Year Resolutions 2018

This probably isn't the best way to start the year. I keep reading about how New Year's resolutions don't work again and again and again. I'll try and heed some of the advice from articles like this and put some actual goals for 2018. Blogging I want to have weekly…

Finally enabled HTTPS

This is something that I have meant to do for quite some time but I finally moved this site to use HTTPS. I have to admit it's nice to see that lock beside the URL when I navigate to the site now. I found the guide provided by Ghost to…

Back to Basics Outline

I've been running a few ideas about where to start going back to the basics. Every time I think I have a starting point I find I can go a step further back. Some of the problems I have encountered have been caused by not having a firm grip on…

Reintroduction

I wrote an introduction to this blog almost 3 years ago and it's been so long I felt the need to reintroduce myself and my intention of how this blog will be structured. I recently reread this post by Scott Hanselman that goes through the thought process better than I…

Introduction

I've been considering setting up a blog for a number of reasons. Some of them include I use them a lot when I'm doing research for work I was intrigued by the Pluralsight course by Scott Hanselmann and Rob Conery called Get Involved, which outlined the ways to contribute to…