nuget Update-Package with a filter

One of my biggest annoyances about nuget and powershell in general is the lack of universal support for unix like features such as pipe and grep. Lets say you have a solution with multiple projects in and you want to update to the latest versions of your internal dependencies, you’d proabably do something like. [Read More]

making the perfect cup of tea

George Orwell - A Nice Cup of Tea Essay is often refered to. However, since the original essay was written the invention of the tea bag has changed the way most people in the England make a mug of ‘builders’ tea. This is how I make the perfect cup of tea. [Read More]

HOWTO: Deploy mono web applications with capistrano-mono-deploy

I’ve recently been working on a capistrano gem to help with mono deployments. I’ve had a bit of experience trying to get capistrano to work with non-rails environments, basically it can be a bit of pain if you’re not sure what you’re doing. Also most of the beginners tutorials are aimed at people developing Ruby on Rails. So I though I’d create a gem and provide a little how to. The gem is called capistrano-mono-deploy. This is how you can use it to deploy a simple web application to a Linux machine. In this example I’ll be using the excellent ServiceStack for the web application and xsp4 to host the it. You can find all the code on my github account. Mono I’m running Ubuntu 12.10 on my server and am using Mono 2.10.8.1 which was installed from the package repository using apt-get [Read More]