Posts made in November, 2007

  

Are You Silver Bullet Proof?

I recently attended a presentation titled “Are You Silver Bullet Proof?” at the ICE Technology Conference by Sharon Stanbury and Joni Mines of the City of Edmonton. As non-I.T. people, they revealed an interesting perspective on how enterprise I.T. departments and the business should work together. They started by introducing two myths concerning I.T.: Myth […]

The Power of Search

My appreciation of the power of search, particularly for developing software, has grown over the last few years. The wise use of search can significantly increase your effectiveness as a developer, acting like an amplifier or expansion unit for your brain. Search allows you to navigate faster, remember easier, and know more. I spend most […]

Automated Deploys using SSH and Ant

I am a big proponent of automating the building and deployment of application code: this minimizes the chance of human error and ensures a consistent process is followed. Last year I wrote an article about automatically deploying code via FTP using the Java-based Apache Ant build tool. Since then I have needed to deploy to […]