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Personal articles and ramblings

Forget Docker, the future is JAMstack

Forget Docker, the future is JAMstack

JAMstack stands for Javascript, APIs, and Markup. It's a beautiful union of modern technology, software-as-a-service and core web languages.

Published on Sun, Dec 2, 2018

Do less work to build successful products

Do less work to build successful products

One challenge to successful product development is to do less work. To put this in context, it’s about removing wasted effort and becoming Lean. This isn’t a new concept, but it’s harder than it sounds.

Published on Sat, Nov 3, 2018

Are you horizontally Agile?

Are you horizontally Agile?

This article looks at the wider view of what Agile is, and why it can fail. It considers a Horizontally Agile approach vs being True Agile.

Published on Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Enterprise is dead, long live Agile!

Enterprise is dead, long live Agile!

This article considers what is needed for traditional corporations to transform from an enterprise mindset and become agile.

Published on Sat, Oct 6, 2018

Azure BlueGreen deployment challenges and learnings

The following article describes some of the high-level approaches and challenges with implementing BlueGreen deployment on Azure.

Published on Sun, Jul 24, 2016

AWS Deployment with OctopusDeploy

This article focuses on an alternative way to deploy and update .NET applications running on AWS EC2 instances, and mitigates the shortcomings of the AWSDeploy standalone tool.

Published on Sun, Feb 2, 2014

Sitecore Authentication with the SimpleMembershipProvider

This article provides a solution for using the SimpleMembershipProvider and newer WebSecurity APIs with Sitecore.

Published on Tue, Nov 12, 2013

SimpleMembershipProvider vs MembershipProvider

Everything you ever wanted to know about why SimpleMembershipProvider does not work as a MembershipProvider.

Published on Wed, Aug 14, 2013

Using AWSDeploy to provision multiple websites

This article provides a solution for deploying multiple applications to a single AWS instance when using AWSDeploy.

Published on Sun, Feb 3, 2013

Twitter OAuth authentication using .NET

A example showing how to authenticate a Twitter application using OAuth and an application access token.

Published on Mon, Aug 29, 2011