Eric Williams

Using VSCode as your git editor

I noticed that the latest revisions of the git installer was showing VSCode as an option to be the git editor. This means for features where you have to work with a commit message or a rebase todo you can use VS Code to do your task.

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To enable this all you have to do is add a line under your [core] node so that you have the . . .

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January 25, 2018

Feature branches are not evil

I seem to get a lot of source control, build and other CICD content in front of me during the course of a day. One of the reoccurring themes that comes up occasionally is against feature branching. The argument usually suggests the following approach.

when doing feature branching your CI stands for "continuous . . .

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Posted in: cicdgit

November 13, 2017


Visual Studio Team Services Command Line Interface

In a previous post I did a brief tour of parsing command line arguments for your .NET console applications using the new CommandLineUtils package from Microsoft.

As a command line junkie of sorts and a big fan of the Hub project from GitHub I was looking for a quick way to status information from my current VSTS projects. Things like . . .

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July 12, 2017

Conditional Includes For Git Config

Auto-manually keeping your git identities separate between work & personal accounts

I have a section of script in my profile that looks at my current directory and if it is in my root code directory my profile script calls git config --global $personal_email. If the current directory is my work code sub-directory my . . .

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Posted in: commandlinegit

May 11, 2017

Gitflow and Gitversion wrapped in Powershell

Silvrback blog image I'm pretty happy with the balance the branching strategy that gitflow brings to teams. I think it adds just enough rigor with declared releases and features with the agility to being able to move fast for hotfixes and keep production humming along. Getting of continuous delivery pipelines against them is fairly straightforward.

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April 18, 2017

Getting Started with Hub

Issues and Pull-Requests and Browse oh my!

Silvrback blog imageEarlier I setup a script to keep hub fresh and smooth with the latest release from GitHub. Reason being I wanted to get a walk-thru started on actually using it.

hub auth

First thing that is going to happen when you try to use hub is an authentication sequence. username: motowilliams password . . .

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March 08, 2017

Automate Your SSH Deployment Keys

When you go down the path of certain architectural choices you can end up with a number of repos that you have automated builds being initiated from. This could be anywhere from just a lot of applications you need to manage up through a microservices landscape. Which ever the reason, you have code that needs to be built. If you're lucky . . .

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March 07, 2017