Category Archives: Deployment

FAKE It Till You Make It

I’ve been studying build systems in .NET recently. I believe that automation is one of the most important pieces to any successful software project. Previously I wrote about Cake and how I liked the ease of use as well as … Continue reading 


Who Wants Cake?!

I’ve been learning and trying out new build systems in .NET recently and decided to give Cake a sample. (See what I did there?) First Impressions Right away I liked how the scripts look and feel. This is quite important … Continue reading 


Using A Single Git Repository For Multiple Heroku Projects

SignalLeaf has 2 separate services, at this point: the web app and the media server. Both of these services are deployed to Heroku, each on their own Heroku app instance. This allows me to scale them as needed. I give … Continue reading 

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Making Heroku Run A NodeJS App From A Sub-Folder

Both SignalLeaf and a project I’m building for my day job at Kendo UI are running on NodeJS/ExpressJS servers, deployed to Heroku. I love Heroku and have been using it for a good number of years now. It makes deploying … Continue reading 


ASP.Net Web Config Transform Console Utility released on nuget

Overview ASP.Net Web.config transformations are a great way to manage configuration differences between environments. You can easily change a database connection string or change the compilation model for  Here is a link to the syntax documentation on msdn. The … Continue reading 


Own Your Work

This post is mostly here to share a link. Jeremy Miller posted ‘“Code Complete” is a polite fiction, “Done, done, done” is the hard truth‘. Before clicking through I thought I was going to disagree. After reading through, I agree … Continue reading 

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Build Monitoring in the cloud

I have been using a number of services in the cloud lately, AppHarbor, Azure Websites, MyGet, Code Betters Team City OSS Continuous Integration server. While these services are making deploying websites and nuget packages easier then ever.  I do not … Continue reading 

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Automating Docco Generation And Deployment To Heroku And Github

I got tired of manually typing “git push origin master” and “git push heroku master” to push changes in my BBCloneMail app up to Github and then deploy to Heroku. So I automated that with a rake task. Then I … Continue reading 

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Keep Your Demo Data Separate From Your Seed Data

File this under the “duh…” category… I don’t know why this wasn’t obvious. Joey and I have been working on our rather large app for a while now, with a bunch of demo accounts and data added with our seed … Continue reading 

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Deploying A Thor Application With Vlad, From Github, Run As A Cron Job

The previous 4 blog posts, in combination with a few others, have basically been a series of posts all leading up to this one. If you read them all in the right order (and possibly a few of the links … Continue reading 

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