This post is a follow-up to my last post in which I spoke about the software that I use to build software. In this post, I want to talk about some of the hardware and operating system infrastructure that I have in place and the roll it performs.
As I said in my last post, I do not like to do work that could be automated. A large part of the work that should be automated is the work around the build process. More than anything else, successful software development depends on being able to produce a repeatable build process where the code that is built is thoroughly tested, installed and verified before it is considered stable. To get to the point of understanding how this all works, the hardware and network infrastructure is pretty important. So that’s where I am going to start. [...]
It’s been a couple of months since I first installed Windows 7 and Google Chrome and although I had planned to provide an earlier update, things got pretty busy through December and I am only now coming up for air. So here, at last, is the long-promised update.
I was looking through all my favorite web sites for news on Friday evening when I ran into two news reports that I thought were very interesting. Microsoft showed up at their Professional Developers Conference in LA with a half-baked presentation about Internet Explorer 9 that just happened to make press the day before Google announced the release of Google Chrome OS as open source code. Is this a coincidence or an emergency reaction to the realization that Chrome OS could be a very serious threat?