17 09, 2008

Python – Powerful, but terse

By | 2008-09-17T21:17:19+00:00 September 17th, 2008|Practices|0 Comments

I've heard Python is "wrist-friendly".  It is!  So, basically I needed to create a quick application to merge some text files into an HTML template to update a web site with new content easily.  (Yes, I've heard of dynamic web sites... but didn't need anything but relatively static pages.)  So, I tried to do it [...]

15 09, 2008

Easily Output the Built-in Team Build 2008 Properties

By | 2008-09-15T16:31:51+00:00 September 15th, 2008|Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server|1 Comment

Anyone who was worked with MSBuild to customize Team Build knows the pains of debugging your build scripts and that many times it resorts to outputting property and item values out with the message task.  There is also the major issue of just knowing what each built in property contains and not mixing one up [...]