Chef and Vista

As I mentioned last night, I made the 1.0.0 build of Chef and started doing some installation testing on Vista. It's official - Vista's UAC is kicking my ass.   It's during the database setup that I'm having the problem.  Sql Server gets installed OK, it's for some reason the database restore that times out. Kinda … Continue reading Chef and Vista

Strong Naming

As a continuation of my last post, I thought some of you .net developers may be interested in hearing about some of the issues I ran into when strong naming. Admittedly, this is my first real attempt at using strong naming as it's intended and therefore I just wasn't aware of a few things when … Continue reading Strong Naming

Bug Tracking

The development of Chef has been pretty interesting thus far. I had almost forgotten how much work is involved in getting an application shippable like this. My previous experience was with the release WakeUp! Alarm Clock, but that was as off-the-cuff as you can get: simple version control (umm, none at first then graduated to … Continue reading Bug Tracking

Perforce

A while back I discussed needing to look into a new source control solution for Chef.  To recap, CVS had just gotten on my nerves for a few things: file deletion and moving; pretty crappy windows client support (gui); clunky (to me) branch management; and poor infrastructure on my network.  I just don't feel comfortable … Continue reading Perforce

Chef Beta 1!

Well it's a week and two days later than desired, but it's finally here.  The first beta of the new Chef!  For those of you that are going to be trying it out and providing your feedback, thank you very much - I really appreciate it. Details available at http://www.ejichef.com.

Build System

Last night I put together a simple build system and got some of the application versioning in place for the future.  I'm running CruiseControl.NET for the builds but haven't set it up for continuous integration since I'm the only one coding.  I'm also not running any build tasks other than a straight compile, although once … Continue reading Build System