Current Book

I am reading Code Complete, 2nd Edition (great Valentine's Day gift Ana! 😉 and must say that it's much better and far more interesting than I expected it to be. I thought of it as being one of those books that you just have to read, but would probably be a chore to do so. … Continue reading Current Book

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


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