Automated Code Signing

I’ve just finished a significant push on automating our signing process over at the NuPattern project. And the results are so good that I felt like I need to share them with others, so you can also benefit from this important process step in your software projects. So what’s the big deal? I am sure…

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Software Development Automation Conference 2013

I just came across this announcement. Seems like a perfect fit for where NuPattern contributes its value. We need someone to attend or present NuPattern. On May 29th, 2013, the first Software Development Automation Conference (SDAconf) will be held in Amsterdam. SDA is a conference for anyone who wants to learn more about automating software…

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NuPattern Updated!

We just released our first minor update to NuPattern, version 1.3.21.0. No big deal, it just fixes some minor issues for the previous major release. However, for the first time EVER we appear in the ‘Updates’ of the Extension Manager in Visual Studio. I have to tell you that this IS a big deal to…

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Feature Builder Power Tool Future

The ‘Feature Builder Power Tool’ was originally built by the Visual Studio Architecture team as a component of an overall vision to deliver software factory tooling to enterprise customers. The work started in earnest in 2008, and the FBPT project concluded within about 6-8 months. The project had a grander vision, but never received further…

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Narrator Inquire Within

We have long needed a decent video screencast that helps explain what NuPattern is all about for first time visitors to the NuPattern project. Something that gives a first timer an inkling of an idea what NuPattern does. It does not have to make logical sense even, but to walk away with a clear idea…

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Why is NuPattern relevant to you?

Perhaps you blog software technology solutions, or write technical articles or presentations for your organization that are intended to document for others what you have learned about implementing the solutions that you have built. Perhaps you hope that others will reproduce your proven results. Perhaps you have a role in ensuring those without your knowledge…

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NuPattern Released!

It is with great pride and some trepidation that I would like to announce the release of the first version of NuPattern (v.1.3.20.0). Go get it here I say first version version, because prior to this moment in time the product was called VSPAT, for which we have 19 previous releases. But NuPattern isn’t just…

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Microsoft contributes Feature Builder to NuPattern

Today, Microsoft contributed the ‘Feature Extension Runtime’ components (the engine) of the ‘Feature Builder Power Tool’ to the NuPattern project! This is fantastic news, and the NuPattern community is very grateful to all those at Microsoft who have made this generous contribution.   For those that may not be familiar with the significance of this…

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Need a New Challenge

Bit of a shameful plug for myself, but finding work seems to be a little difficult right now. I’ve been consulting globally for Microsoft for the last 11 years and been helping software development organizations across many industries and geographies, assuring delivery of their solutions and products. Now that I have left Microsoft as a…

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Desperately Seeking Contributions

As we reach the next milestone of the NuPattern project, the 1.3.20.0 release, I need to be looking to grow a new group of contributors to the project. The acceptance and adoption of the technology has evidently been very slow to date, and this is understandable given that most people who encounter the technology are…

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