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08
November 2013

Gavin Pickin

Git for Dummies - Installing on Linux

Source Control

Installing Git on Linux is almost a worthless blog post, but still, if you find my blog series on Git for Dummies, you might need to know.

You can choose to compile from source, but for this simplistic post, we'll just show you how to install via the basic package management.

07
November 2013

Gavin Pickin

Git for Dummies - Installing Git on Mac OSX

Source Control

As I mentioned in my last entry, Git for Dummies - Installing Git on Windows, this is the beginning of a Git for Dummies Series, where I'll help walk you through installing Git and how to get started using Git from the command line. Later on, we can look at some of the GUI and Web tools, and see what they offer you.

Lets git to it.

07
November 2013

Gavin Pickin

Git for Dummies - Installing Git on Windows

Source Control

Here is the first entry in my series of Git for Dummies. Git is not new, its been around for a while, so there are command line, gui, and web tools... to show how to get started, I'm going to show you how to use Git from the command line (yes, even on windows), and then later, we can look at some of the good GUI tools, and all the power they can provide.

First things first… go to git-scm.com and download the version for your OS, in this case, its windows.

05
November 2013

Gavin Pickin

Not Using Source Control? Amazingly, You're Not Alone

Source Control

This is kinda tough to admit, as I take pride in my work, my abilities, my drive… but up until recently… I was one of those people… that was living in a bubble, and was behind the times in a lot of things, ok, maybe almost everything. I had heard about lots of best practices… but living in my bubble, they were muffled, and almost sounded like a different language. This year, I decided to burst my bubble and get out, and now I'm free of my bubble, there are a lot of things I can finally understand, and implement, and one of those best practices I needed to implement, shamefully I must say, is Source / Version control

04
November 2013

Gavin Pickin

cfObjective 2014 Topic 3 - Why ColdFusion Koans is a great tool - Applying Test Driven Learning

cfObjective

This is the third and final Topic I submitted to the Call for Speakers for cfObjective 2014. You can find Topic 1 here, and Topic 2 here
Please don't forget to go and vote, whether it is for my topics, or anyone else's... it all helps making cfObjective a better conference.

Topic Title: Why ColdFusion Koans is a great tool - Applying Test Driven Learning - Gavin Pickin

03
November 2013

Gavin Pickin

cfObjective 2014 Topic 2 - Moving to Railo - Hints tips and Tricks

cfObjective

This is the 2nd Topic I submitted in the Call for Speakers for cfObjective 2014.

Topic Title: Moving to Railo - Hints, Tips and Tricks  
There is one more to come. Dont forget to go and vote guys :) 

02
November 2013

Gavin Pickin

cfObjective 2014 Topic 1 - Setting up your multi-engine environment - Apache, Railo and Coldfusion..

cfObjective

After attending cfObjective for the first time in 2013, and really enjoying the whole experience, I decided that for 2014, I would actually submit a couple of topics, and see if they get any interest. Special thanks to Brad Wood, who invited me to speak at ColdBox Developer Week (free online Conference, you can find all the sessions here) , otherwise, I might not have taken that first step, and actually thought I could present at the level needed for this quality conference. 

I guess we'll see if my topics get any interest... I submitted 3, here is the first of them.

Topic Title: Setting up your multi-engine environment - Apache, Railo and Coldfusion - Play Nice Kids

01
November 2013

Gavin Pickin

About Time I Actually Did this

Chit Chat

I've been threatening the world wide web for a while now that I would blog some of my thoughts, stories, and hard learned lessons, and I finally just bit the bullet and done it. Everyone has been asking where's your blog, and I kept talking about these articles I was compiling... but never actually publishing. So, hopefully I've got enough stockpiled now, that I can keep publishing on a regular basis, and there might be something worth reading... maybe, for some of you guys.

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