Tips and Tricks: Git Check-Ignore

Published at July 25, 2017 ·  1 min read

Have you ever found yourself wondering “why in the world is git ignoring this file!?” Have you spent countless minutes combing over every line of a .gitignore to try to determine what obscure rule is preventing your file from being committed? I have something that can help! It’s called git check-ignore and it will CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE! (your results may vary)If you haven’t heard about the git check-ignore command, you’re missing out on an underappreciated git command....

Octopus: Build Once, Deploy Many

Published at February 20, 2017 ·  4 min read

The Problem I had to setup a production environment for a client who had a development environment, a QA CM, two QA CD’s, a production CM, and 2 production CD’s. These machines are behind all sorts of firewalls and on different subnets. The normal robocopy procedure wouldn’t have been easy. On top of that, the build in Jenkins takes about 10 minutes to complete. Simple math: 10 minutes x 7 targets = 70 minutes....