Use a Single Version Control System for Everything

Every single artifact related to the creation of your software should be under version control. Developers should use it for source code, of course, but also for tests, database scripts, build and deployment scripts, documentation, libraries and configuration files for your application, your compiler and collection of tools, and so on—so that a new member… Continue reading Use a Single Version Control System for Everything

Big cable-backed broadband bill soars through NC House, one step closer to stifling ISP competition — Engadget

Big cable-backed broadband bill soars through NC House, one step closer to stifling ISP competition — Engadget.

.NET on a Resume a Libability?

The CEO of Expensify wrote a post on the company’s blog about why he considers .NET experience on a resume to be a general liability. Wow. I can’t say that I agree, but there are some interesting points. I have been known to think of Windows developers as somehow having less experience, but this is… Continue reading .NET on a Resume a Libability?

Good Recruiting

Last night I finally made it to a Ruby Hack Night in Raleigh… And it was good. Being a “techie” the single MOST important thing we can do for our career is to stay relevant (and any techie who does this because he/she likes it should never have a problem in this department). The folks… Continue reading Good Recruiting

Running Redmine with an Oracle Backend

Well, it took some figuring out, but I have succeeded in getting Redmine to run with an Oracle database. I did have a little help from this post, but there have been a few changes since then to deal with. Once I got all figured out, it really isn’t all that difficult to repeat (it… Continue reading Running Redmine with an Oracle Backend

Redmine on Oracle

I posted this issue to the Redmine group. It seems that Redmine doesn’t play nice with Oracle without some enhancements. This one relates to the nasty 30-character limit on Oracle table names. I’m anxious to see if they pick it up. I also added #7826. [Redmine – Issue #7825] [Redmine – Issue #7826]