Mark Coleman

I Just Deployed to Azure via Git!

This is automagical

I know I am a little late to the party but recently started to learn more about azure. One of the first things I wanted to learn about is how to deploy my site via git. I saw this in a few demos in the past but decided to do it myself to see how easy or hard this process is to get setup and running with a very basic example.

The next . . .

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February 19, 2014

Manually Bootstraping AngularJs After Asynchronous Call

Delay initialization so you can gather config

This morning while the snow is coming down I decided to browser over to stack overflow and found the question How can I execute some code asynchronously before methods in my service are called?

From the context of the question it appears the asker wants to initialize some config before the application is bootstrapped. This can be . . .

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February 13, 2014

Adventures in ScrumBut

Our first large project using scrum

With our last project we got on the scum bandwagon as a way to manage our backlog to keep some method to the madness. Everyone in the team read numerous books, attended various training, and knew how scrum operates. We tried, however fell into the "scum but" category in the end. We recently had a project retrospective and came up . . .

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February 12, 2014

My Experience with Automated UI Testing

We failed

Last time readers I offered some of the lessons I learned while writing unit tests over a 13 month long project. We were fairly successful in writing our tests and validating our C# business logic. Another one of our other goals for the project was to create Automated UI tests using Coded UI Tests or a similar technology. This goal was a . . .

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February 03, 2014

What I learned about unit testing

Lessons learned in unit testing during a year long project

If you read my previous post What have I been doing? you know I have been busy working on a team building an Online Banking application. I have done unit testing in the past but this was the first time where it was done on a large (for me) project. When we started we had a few goals in regards to unit testing.

  • Write unit tests . . .

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January 22, 2014

What have I been doing?

I have been busy the past 13 months.

Over the past year I have been part of a team in charge of building a brand new online banking system for my current employer. Last spring I was fairly active writing articles on but over the past few months I have been fairly quiet as items were coming to an end and things became hectic trying to cross our t's and dot our . . .

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January 14, 2014


Trying out silvrback

I am about two weeks late to give a New Year's resolution, but this year I hope to write more about my experiences when learning and developing software during my career as a developer.

Let's hope this goal starts out well and the trend continues onto the new year.

Now it is time to write my first article.

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January 14, 2014