Category Archives: Bootstrap

Don’t Worry About Where To Start. Just Start.

When writing a blog post or an article, the most horrifying thing in the world is the blank page. Where do I start? How do I make sure to capture interest to keep people reading? Should I talk about ??? … Continue reading 

Also posted in Analysis and Design, AntiPatterns, Goals | 5 Comments

Don’t Build A Security System Until There Is Something To Secure

I know a lot of people give credit to the idea of “time to login“. Personally, I don’t think that’s the right way to look at starting an app. (Note: As Joshua Flanagan pointed out in the comments below, I … Continue reading 

Also posted in AntiPatterns, Goals, Risk Management, Security | 9 Comments

Writing A Thor Application

I’ve talked about what I went through to learn thor, already. After all of that, I found myself becoming rather fond of thor and the end result of learning thor was a nice little command line tool that I am … Continue reading 

Also posted in Command Line, Ruby, Thor | 2 Comments

Bootstrapping The .NET Framework Without An MSI Installer

I recently needed to test the idea of whether or not I could bootstrap .NET v4.0 onto a WinXP machine, from a USB thumb drive, without an application installer for the target app. The goal was to insert a thumb … Continue reading 

Also posted in .NET, Command Line | 6 Comments