Code Buckets

Buckets of code

Why Doesn’t My Visual Studio Solution Build? A Troubleshooting Guide

I’m pretty good at getting Visual Studio projects building correctly – I’m a bit of a Visual Studio whisperer. In one job I could get the ‘flag ship’ application up and running on a new machine in half the time…

10 Beautiful Software Development Haikus

In my day job I send a lot of very routine emails announcing new deployments or pleading with people to fix the continuous build. I’ve started to amuse myself by sending them as haikus (3 line poems with 5, 7…

The Worst Thing About Microsoft Exams

I’ve long been a bit of a fan of Microsoft exams – shiny new exams that give the veneer of professionalism to a CV. Lovely. I did a fair number at the start of my career and a few thereafter….