Monthly Archives: May 2014


Don’t be a brick in the wall

Software geeks have a reputation for being pretty smart. Footballers… not so much. But footballers understand something that software geeks don’t. Imagine this: It’s 5 minutes to 4pm on Sunday July 13th 2014. The sun is high in the sky and the whole world is electric in anticipation. Rio de Janeiro is buzzing with a carnival atmosphere in that way…


For a reliable CI process start with the source

Yesterday I nearly crashed my car on the magic roundabout in Swindon. (For non-Brits: don’t ask! 🙂 ) I had gone to visit a client who wanted some advice about how to achieve continuous delivery for their legacy SQL Server databases. This near death driving experience (slight risk of exaggeration) seemed like a good metaphor. About feedback loops… One of…