In a previous post I described how I investigated hosting ghost for free using
Heroku and how this will allow me to potentially pull data from Ghost and build
it into a static site which I can also get hosted for free (or at least a lot
cheaper than what I am currently paying). I did spend some time investigating
various site scrapers that would pull the ghost content directly and build a
static site and though I could get these (mostly) working locally I couldn't
find anyway to run them simply/I've been running my blog on a paid Ghost [https://github.com/TryGhost/Ghost]
platform now for several years now but as I rarely blog I sort of chafe at the
hosting cost, especially as this is now the only bit of hosting that is actually
costing me. I've toyed with the idea of a static site and as there are a number
of static site generators out there that support Ghost, I can potentially use
these one of generators to push the site to an AWS S3 bucket for static web
hosting [https://docs.> I'm going to describe my personal views about managing large software
developments. I have had various assignments during the past nine years, mostly
concerned with the development of software packages for spacecraft mission
planning, commanding and post-flight analysis. In these assignments I have
experienced different degrees of success with respect to arriving at an
operational state, on-time, and within costs. I have become prejudiced by my
experiences and I am going to relate some of thesHave you ever noticed that now we have embraced the micro-services architecture
of doing things, instead of one big monolithic repository of code we have it all
broken into smaller repositories of single/reduced responsibility...
To share these little bits of wisdom we package them up into little parcels that
we can import into 100s of other projects distributed across our services. Then,
something goes wrong and we can't debug what is going on inside these little
gems and we wonder why we did An odd thing about Ghost is though it allows you to tag your posts it doesn't
provide an out-of-the-box way to access all the tags as a single view.
It is relatively easy to set one up yourself and give it a reasonably consistent
look and feel to the main blog.
To start you need to enable the host public API, you'll find this in the Labs
section of your ghost admin. Then, you need to create a static page with a post
url of tags.
Now we have to create a special theme file called page-tags.hSo it has been a while but I am glad to finally say I have released another
version of OpenCover - 4.7.922.
The release candidate has been out for a few weeks now with no issues reported
so I decided to bite the bullet and get the latest release out; the releases, as
always, can be found on Nuget [https://www.nuget.org/packages/OpenCover/],
Chocolatey [https://chocolatey.org/packages/OpenCover/4.7.922] and Github
I'd say most of When working with JSON formatted data in .NET I have always found it frustrating
that I am losing something valuable if I want to use some form of contract to
help reason about the code and improve understanding about the entities being
What did I just receive?
The first issue I often come across is that after I have deserialized the data I
simply can't tell the difference between null and undefined (or missing/absent)
e.g. if we had the following entity
public class User
strRandom Hacks of Kindness [http://www.rhokaustralia.org/#rhok-home] (or RHoK for
short) is a hacking event that I've been involved with on and off over the past
four or five years. Since we have just had a recent RHoK event in Melbourne (Nov
2017) I thought I should write down what my own personal involvement was this
time so that others may get a feel of what it is like to become involved in RHoK
or other similar hacking events.
RHoK is not a competitive hacking event with big prizes up for gWhy does it seem, to me at least, that the vast body of developers will actively
use software that has been contributed through open source efforts but will do
nothing to add to that wealth and instead continue to rely on the efforts of
others? How can we try to change that behaviour and get more developers
contributing in some way?
I wrote about a similar topic
[/how_do_we_get_users_out_of_open_source_welfare_/] some years ago and I
referred to it as a type of welfare. Perhaps it was a bit harI just received this today and it really made my day and I thought I should
> Hiya Shaun,
> Just wanted to drop a quick email of emphatic thanks for your many years of work
with OpenCover. I was tasked with the job just recently of introducing unit +
service tests, along with things to ensure quality outcomes are being achieved
with this (i.e., measurable outputs)... OpenCover was such a simple drop-in
> Having never used it, I was up and going in under 2 hrs, complete with HTMSo now that Visual Studio 2017 [https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/] is
officially out I thought I would use the long Easter weekend to upgrade the
OpenCover project to this new version and tackle any issues that I normally
encounter when this upgrade time comes around. However before I can start this
upgrade process I first need to tackle the bit rot that has recently set in.
> Bit rot (or software rot [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_rot]) is when
your code just starts failing due A big issue I find when working in today's modern development environment is the
ever increasing number of git repositories we now have to maintain.
With each repository comes a number of branches that we create, push and pull as
we progress the development of each service and over time they just start to
build up like driftwood on a beach; not the pretty driftwood of photos and
art-pieces but junk useless wood that have long served their purpose. Just
recently I counted that in the space of a