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Progressive Delivery: the next step in DevOps?

I attended the always-excellent QCon developer conference in London earlier this week. James Governor from Redmonk what there, presenting what he calls Progressive Delivery, the idea being that rather than rolling out continuous and (mostly) small changes to everyone, you segment your deployments. Progressive deployment, see. It is not really a new idea and might … Continue reading Progressive Delivery: the next step in DevOps?

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Location Services: GPS-only no longer protects your privacy on Android 9 “Pie”, Huawei / Honor 10

I have an Honor 10 AI phone (among others) and this recently upgraded itself to Android 9 “Pie”. It is always good to be on the latest Android; but I noticed a change in something I care about (though acknowledging that for most people it is not top of mind). Specifically, I am averse to … Continue reading Location Services: GPS-only no longer protects your privacy on Android 9 “Pie”, Huawei / Honor 10


How Windows 10 Ransomware Protection interferes with application installs

Three times recently I have had install failures on Windows 10, and three times have fixed them by disabling one of its security features. “Ransomware protection” does not know anything about ransomware as such, but simply blocks access to files and folders where you are likely to store documents and data. Ransomware works by encrypting … Continue reading How Windows 10 Ransomware Protection interferes with application installs


Adding a Visual Studio code workspace to a GitHub repository

Rather to my surprise, I am currently spending more of my development time in Visual Studio Code than in Visual Studio. There are a few reasons: – I am working on a Java project and chose to use VS Code in part as a learning exercise – I have a PHP website and have worked … Continue reading Adding a Visual Studio code workspace to a GitHub repository


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