Jezz Santos

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  • Blog Post: Season’s Greetings

    In the build up to Christmas we have been busily preparing for our next release of VSPAT NuPattern. This release will not only support VS2012, (as well as VS2010 of course), but we are rebranding the name and targeting a new audience in the hope of encouraging more supporters and contributors to find...
  • Blog Post: Why Are You NOT Automating Software?

    What kind of automation? What is built today? Why does it not work? What has been missing? Why is that so beneficial? What can do this today? We can do this today! Automated development & deployment tools? Everyone loves them - right? Certainly seasoned developers and infrastructure engineers love...
  • Blog Post: Software Automation and Enlightenment

    I just left Microsoft because I hit an uncompromising roadblock in the company, in the specific group which I worked in. It was disappointing of course and liberating at the same time, but on reflection I can’t help feeling that the company is not really doing much to lead or help the software industry...
  • Blog Post: Announcing VSPAT – ‘Pattern Toolkit Builder’

    I am very proud to announce the first public release of the ‘Pattern Toolkit Builder’ extension for Visual Studio 2010. This new toolset and approach will revolutionize the way individuals and organizations: design, build and deploy their repeatable solutions by capturing, incorporating...
  • Blog Post: Pattern Automation–What can I do with it?

    I been having conversations like this a lot recently. I work amongst  a lot of IT people who have specialized themselves in developing or deploying custom solutions, be those software development solutions or infrastructure deployment solutions. They could just as well be developing them (as in...
  • Blog Post: Pattern Automation – Some Examples

    In the previous post I introduced this notion called Pattern Automation and outlined some of the things we expect it to deliver.  In this post I wanted to give you some concrete examples of what Pattern Automation looks like in practice, and hopefully stimulate your imagination to think of your...
  • Blog Post: Pattern Automation – heard of it?

    Not a lot has changed in general with software development the last few years with respect to re-delivering proven software solutions more economically and consistently. Whilst agile and lean processes and XP practices have been monumental in given developers back the freedoms (and responsibility) to...
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