A workflow for building, testing, and deploying apps

I put together this diagram to show the workflow I like to use for building, testing, and deploying applications. There are 4 stages: Develop A developer checks out source code into his local environment.  He builds the source code and runs the automated unit tests to verify it is working.  He then makes changes that … Continue reading A workflow for building, testing, and deploying apps

Simpler and better text formatting than markdown

I was reading What's Wrong with Markdown by Adam Hyde this morning.  Coincidentally, I've been researching and weighing my options for a simplified markup syntax for a Test Case Management system I'm working on. While I agree with most of what he said, the thing that really struck home (and rang false) is that Markdown is … Continue reading Simpler and better text formatting than markdown

Setting up OpenDNS Family Shield on your router

You can protect your local network from unwanted adult content by changing the DNS nameserver settings on your router to use the OpenDNS FamilyShield DNS servers.  It's a free service that blocks most adult content at the networking layer. I have a Linksys WRT-54GL with DD-WRT installed.  Here's a good video that explains how to set up … Continue reading Setting up OpenDNS Family Shield on your router