Exchange Web Services

Where I work we use a really old fashioned way of recording where in the country employees are: Excel! For years I have been trying to persuade staff to use calendars in Exchange. Outlook is great for looking at one or two people’s calendars at once but quickly gets unmanageable for looking at ten or more… Read More »

Revisiting Team City

Last year I blogged about Team City, well I have been looking at it again recently. In that time they have even changed their logo! Lets start with thinking about what I want my Continuous Integration server to do. Check out my code from source control (usually master but all feature branches would be even… Read More »

Model View Controller (MVC)

Model View Controller or MVC is a software architectural pattern for implementing user interfaces on computers. It divides a given software application into three interconnected parts, so as to separate internal representations of information from the ways that information is presented to or accepted from the user. I have been trying to get my head around the… Read More »

Trying Out Azure Active Directory

One of my plans is to create new MVC Webapps for my companies databases. Once I publish these I will need to secure them so only staff have access. The traditional way to do this would be insert membership tables into my database. The user then has to remember another username and password and I have to… Read More »

Coding myself into a corner

I spend an awful lot of my working life adding new features and improvements to a legacy database system. A legacy system is an old method, technology, computer system, or application program, “of, relating to, or being a previous or outdated computer system.” Often a pejorative term, referencing a system as “legacy” often implies that… Read More »

Star Trek Episode Review “The Best of Both Worlds”

Episode Title: The Best of Both Worlds Star Trek Type: TNG Original Air Date: 18 June 1990 & 24 September 1990 Written By: Michael Piller Directed By: Cliff Bole The Borg threaten the Federation, when they kidnap Captain Picard and destroy a fleet of 39 Starships. Luckily some original thinking from Commander Riker and Lieutenant Commander Shelby saves… Read More »