Prior to 2009 I was a very regular blogger.
My first blog started in January 2002 and was hosted on the original DotNetWeblogs service - which later became http://weblogs.asp.net. After that I moved my blogging activity over to http://MarkItUp.com which was (and still is) hosted on some CMS software that I developed whilst writing my book on ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts back in 2005. After that I turned my attention towards Windows Live and moved across to a Live Spaces blog.
Last year was the first year that I didn't blog since 2001.
This year I have renewed enthusiasm for blogging because I'm geniunely excited by all of the new technologies that I've been playing with. Those technologies include: ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio 2010, Windows 7, Windows Azure, Windows Mobile, HTML5, Continuous Integration, Software Patterns, DI Containers, Automated Testing, Automated Build Systems, Managing the Release of Software, SharePoint 2010, PowerShell, MSBuild and a host of others.
During the day I'm currently on a 12 month contract with a local Adelaide-based organization where I work as a SharePoint administrator and developer. During this work I'm lucky enough to be considered as a senior member of the team and have been given quite a free license to help improve the way that we develop software. And that's what I'll be blogging about.
During the year I will be diving further into these technologies and plan to post my learnings to this blog. I'm not sure how often I will be posting but I think that I can aim to post about 3-4 quality posts per week on average.
If you would like to follow me you can expect that my posts will lead you on a path towards having more control over your build and release processes for your own software development. Hopefully this will lead to the development of many recipes for bootstrapping development and automating for both on-premise and cloud-based applications.