My name is Abel and I’m a process consultant for Notion Solutions. What I do is write software. And I’m VERY good at it. What I do for fun is music. And guess what? Yup, I’m also VERY good at that! Hahaha. Kidding
Anyway, I’ve been thinking about starting up a blog for quite some time now. Because of my work, I’m often thrown into different clients with different problems to solve. Because of my incredibly bad short term memory, it seems that often times, I’m figuring out how to solve the same type of problems. Frantically googling, trying to find answers to solutions I know I’ve solved before. So why not have my solutions in one easily searchable location!!!!! Why not start a blog?
This thought has been on my mind for quite some time now but I’ve never been motivated enough to actually start one. However, my current engagement has definitely given me the motivation! It has been a frustrating engagement with plenty of “are you serious!!!” moments that only a consultant would know. Along with those moments have been times where I know I’ve solved a problem that I’m seing before, but I can’t remember how I did it. This happeneed enough times that yeah, I finally decided that today will be the day that I start writing down all of my solutions in this blog.
So… with no further delay, the next couple of days, I will blog about
1) branching and merging strategies with release management done through code promotion
2) simple command line TFS commands that I need to use often enough that i wish I had them memorized, but not enough that I actually have them memorized (think, delete team projects, import/export tfs project templates, changing the password to the service accounts in tfs… things like that).
3) Writing custom controls for team foundation server’s web interface
4) Customizing team builds
5) How to use the testing tools inside of visual studio team suite.
That’s all for today,