I’ve started down the path of Darkness
In December 2011, I went on BizTalk training with @BizTalkBill and I’m now four weeks into the next stage of my career which is being an Microsoft “Integration Specialist”. You won’t find any open source in this realm, no ruby, nothing involving indie developers cracking out code until late at night.
What this change means is getting to know Visual Studio, BizTalk, SQL Server and all things Microsoft. It means using TFS, even though you really want to use Git. It means C coding when you are familiar with interpreted languages like Perl, PHP and Ruby (I won’t be doing an ASP work).
That means you can expect going forward less posts about Unix, Clearcase (finally!) and Open Source platforms, and more about Microsoft offerings; specifically integration products.
Welcome to 2012.
This is more for me than you, however if you need Git on Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) try this. The commands I ran get the pre-packaged PPA Git working on Ubuntu 10.04: sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude safe-upgrade sudo aptitude install git
This is an old review I wrote and never posted, but it’s still relevant today. My conclusion is up to date for 2011. Having just purchased and watched seasons 1 and 2 of The Tudors from iTunes (I missed them on Showtime), I was searching the net for other peoples thoughts on the quality of …
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, so here goes. I’m currently working for a client who wants BizTalk installed as an ESB. They don’t know why they want it, they just know that they want it. Since they are a Microsoft shop it’s an assumption on their behalf, but a good one …