Getting started with Git

Here a few useful resources, instructions and tips on getting started with Git. This is meant to be more like a personal repository of Git resources, but I figured I'd put it on my blog so that it might hopefully help some folks out there on the interwebs as well. Create free account on https://github.com/ Download git: http://git-scm.com/downloads If you want a nicer GUI client (for windows): http://windows.github.com/ Setting up Git: https://help.github.com/articles/set-up-git Open up Git Bash or Git Shell. Preliminary commands: git config --global user.name "Your Name Here" git config --global user.email "your_email@youremail.com" Generate SSH key: https://help.github.com/articles/generating-ssh-keys (Make sure you remember your pass phrase) Commands for committing files: http://gitref.org/basic/ git…
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NCDevCon 2012 – Design Patterns for everyday use (again)

I spoke and volunteered once again at NCDevCon 2012 this past weekend. Got a chance to catch up with a lot of old friends, renew acquaintances and make some new friends. I had a great time and based on what I've heard so far, I wasn't the only one who enjoyed it. Once again, thanks to everyone who came to my session on Design Patterns even though it was the last one on Sunday. I hope you guys managed to get something useful out of it. Here are the slides and the code samples, for your reference. Please feel free to contact me here or via email with any questions…
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cfObjective 2012 – Design Patterns for everyday use

Greetings interweb dwellers! I presented at cfObjective this past Saturday on Design Patterns for everyday use. This talk was intended to be an introduction to design patterns and a demonstration of a few common design patterns in a ColdFusion application. The main point that I wanted people to take away was that design patterns are very useful but they are best practices and not recipes - it is important to determine if they really solve your particular design problem before you implement them. Don't try to fit your problem to a pattern, see if a pattern solves your problem. This was my first time in Minneapolis, first time at cfObjective…
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Getting started with Git

Here a few useful resources, instructions and tips on getting started with Git. This is meant to be more like a personal repository of Git resources, but I figured I'd put it on my blog so that it might hopefully help some folks out there on the interwebs as well. Create free account on https://github.com/ Download git: http://git-scm.com/downloads If you want a nicer GUI client (for windows): http://windows.github.com/ Setting up Git: https://help.github.com/articles/set-up-git Open up Git Bash or Git Shell. Preliminary commands: git config --global user.name "Your Name Here" git config --global user.email "your_email@youremail.com" Generate SSH key: https://help.github.com/articles/generating-ssh-keys (Make sure you remember your pass phrase) Commands for committing files: http://gitref.org/basic/ git…
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NCDevCon 2012 – Design Patterns for everyday use (again)

I spoke and volunteered once again at NCDevCon 2012 this past weekend. Got a chance to catch up with a lot of old friends, renew acquaintances and make some new friends. I had a great time and based on what I've heard so far, I wasn't the only one who enjoyed it. Once again, thanks to everyone who came to my session on Design Patterns even though it was the last one on Sunday. I hope you guys managed to get something useful out of it. Here are the slides and the code samples, for your reference. Please feel free to contact me here or via email with any questions…
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cfObjective 2012 – Design Patterns for everyday use

Greetings interweb dwellers! I presented at cfObjective this past Saturday on Design Patterns for everyday use. This talk was intended to be an introduction to design patterns and a demonstration of a few common design patterns in a ColdFusion application. The main point that I wanted people to take away was that design patterns are very useful but they are best practices and not recipes - it is important to determine if they really solve your particular design problem before you implement them. Don't try to fit your problem to a pattern, see if a pattern solves your problem. This was my first time in Minneapolis, first time at cfObjective…
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Getting started with Git

Here a few useful resources, instructions and tips on getting started with Git. This is meant to be more like a personal repository of Git resources, but I figured I'd put it on my blog so that it might hopefully help some folks out there on the interwebs as well. Create free account on https://github.com/ Download git: http://git-scm.com/downloads If you want a nicer GUI client (for windows): http://windows.github.com/ Setting up Git: https://help.github.com/articles/set-up-git Open up Git Bash or Git Shell. Preliminary commands: git config --global user.name "Your Name Here" git config --global user.email "your_email@youremail.com" Generate SSH key: https://help.github.com/articles/generating-ssh-keys (Make sure you remember your pass phrase) Commands for committing files: http://gitref.org/basic/ git…
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NCDevCon 2012 – Design Patterns for everyday use (again)

I spoke and volunteered once again at NCDevCon 2012 this past weekend. Got a chance to catch up with a lot of old friends, renew acquaintances and make some new friends. I had a great time and based on what I've heard so far, I wasn't the only one who enjoyed it. Once again, thanks to everyone who came to my session on Design Patterns even though it was the last one on Sunday. I hope you guys managed to get something useful out of it. Here are the slides and the code samples, for your reference. Please feel free to contact me here or via email with any questions…
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cfObjective 2012 – Design Patterns for everyday use

Greetings interweb dwellers! I presented at cfObjective this past Saturday on Design Patterns for everyday use. This talk was intended to be an introduction to design patterns and a demonstration of a few common design patterns in a ColdFusion application. The main point that I wanted people to take away was that design patterns are very useful but they are best practices and not recipes - it is important to determine if they really solve your particular design problem before you implement them. Don't try to fit your problem to a pattern, see if a pattern solves your problem. This was my first time in Minneapolis, first time at cfObjective…
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Getting started with Git

Here a few useful resources, instructions and tips on getting started with Git. This is meant to be more like a personal repository of Git resources, but I figured I'd put it on my blog so that it might hopefully help some folks out there on the interwebs as well. Create free account on https://github.com/ Download git: http://git-scm.com/downloads If you want a nicer GUI client (for windows): http://windows.github.com/ Setting up Git: https://help.github.com/articles/set-up-git Open up Git Bash or Git Shell. Preliminary commands: git config --global user.name "Your Name Here" git config --global user.email "your_email@youremail.com" Generate SSH key: https://help.github.com/articles/generating-ssh-keys (Make sure you remember your pass phrase) Commands for committing files: http://gitref.org/basic/ git…
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NCDevCon 2012 – Design Patterns for everyday use (again)

I spoke and volunteered once again at NCDevCon 2012 this past weekend. Got a chance to catch up with a lot of old friends, renew acquaintances and make some new friends. I had a great time and based on what I've heard so far, I wasn't the only one who enjoyed it. Once again, thanks to everyone who came to my session on Design Patterns even though it was the last one on Sunday. I hope you guys managed to get something useful out of it. Here are the slides and the code samples, for your reference. Please feel free to contact me here or via email with any questions…
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cfObjective 2012 – Design Patterns for everyday use

Greetings interweb dwellers! I presented at cfObjective this past Saturday on Design Patterns for everyday use. This talk was intended to be an introduction to design patterns and a demonstration of a few common design patterns in a ColdFusion application. The main point that I wanted people to take away was that design patterns are very useful but they are best practices and not recipes - it is important to determine if they really solve your particular design problem before you implement them. Don't try to fit your problem to a pattern, see if a pattern solves your problem. This was my first time in Minneapolis, first time at cfObjective…
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