Author Archives: Brendan Tompkins

About Brendan Tompkins

Brendan runs CodeBetter.Com. He was twice awarded MVP for Microsoft .NET, and is a founder and the CTO of Quick180.Com More about Brendan at


So, in my area of the US, we’ve had somewhat of an unusual summer when it comes to shark attacks.  It seems like every other day, there’s an attack at a local beach, and in fact, yesterday they were falling … Continue reading 

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Hooray for Open Source .NET!

Thinking about this amazing news from Scott Guthrie today. It’s been a long and winding road for .NET. Many of us have moved on completely, most of us now are polyglots. I’m excited for the prospect of solving problems with … Continue reading 

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ThinFolio “Stuffed Wallet” Giveaway!

Got it? No? Okay, let’s try this… Our friend Mark (who you may know from running the BizSparkSF and  SF .NET Meetup Groups) is starting a new company ThinFolio.  “Go west young man!” I remember saying to him, nearly twenty years ago when we … Continue reading 

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Python Fabric Script for Setting up TeamCity on Ubuntu

I’m currently working on a project requiring a TeamCity setup on a Rackspace cloud account.   I’m a huge fan of Python Fabric for automating deployments, and have put together a recipe for installing TeamCity: Fabric is a Python library … Continue reading 

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Welcome Marcus Hammarberg

I’d like to welcome Marcus to the CodeBetter.Com group.  I’ve been learning lots about Nancy Testing from his awesome series over on his personal blog.   By my understanding of Vertical Slice Testing, Marcus’ “Hatless, Shoeless” testing is a great example … Continue reading 

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