In my first post, I made the bold statement that I would leave Branch and Fork out of this series because as a Sysadmin and loan scripter, I simply don’t need that functionality. However, I didn’t feel that this would be a complete series on Git if I didn’t spend some time on Git Branch and Fork. At a minimum, it is helpful to understand what it is and how it works.Continue reading “Git for the Lone Scripter – Fork, Branch & Merge”
This is where my last two articles, Git for System Admin Scripting and Get Started with Git Remote, come together. Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code) is a powerful and extendable IDE. VS Code supports Git out of the box. It also supports many programming and scripting languages with Microsoft and 3rd party extensions. In this article, I walk through common tasks that we have already covered, only this time with the native Git integration within VS Code. I also review new functionality with a free 3rd party extension.Continue reading “Git and VS Code for the Lone Scripter”
I spent most of my time in IT as a system admin, on the “Ops” side of DevOps. Over the years, I have accumulated many different batch files and scripts of one type or another. File shares worked well for storing the code I write. I discovered Git and it’s become my main repository for all script related code. Recently, I attempted to make a case to other admins for using Git, but failed to make a convincing case. Below, I lay out my case to why a sysadmin or anyone writing any kind of script should move to Git. I also outline how I use it in an effort to make my case and help anyone interested in getting started with Git.Continue reading “Git for System Admin Scripting”
I hate “The Could”. Not the technology, the term “The Cloud” and everything sales and marketing departments have made it out to be. At the heart, The Cloud is just someone else’s computer. It is not a panacea that takes away all of an organizations technology headaches, and it’s not a scary black hole where hackers congregate to data mine organizational data.
Continue reading “I Hate the Cloud”