How to display a logon/disclaimer notice banner in SharePoint by customizing the Global.asax and deploy the global.asax file using the Sharepoint WSP.

  I was working on a SharePoint DoD project, due to security requriements(STIG) it needed to display a disclaimer notice banner when a user initiates a session with the SharePoint Site. This solution tells how to customize and deploy the SharePoint Global.asax that triggers the new session start event to display the disclaimer notice banner. This solution was split into two SharePoint […]

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Running a free copy of SecureCI in the Amazon cloud

Coveros has been offering downloadable copies of our integrated SecureCI™ platform as a VMware™ virtual machine image for quite a while now. SecureCI is an integrated stack of tools that provides version control, wiki, project/issue management, and code analysis to enable the development of high quality, secure applications. For more information about the history of SecureCI, read Gene […]

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Hey, Project Manager, Time To Refactor!

If your software is becoming unwieldy, inflexible or inelegant, a good place to start exploring for improvements is in the level of refactoring that is being performed on the code on a day-to-day basis. As a project manager, I learned some key patterns of behavior that served as sure signs that not enough refactoring was […]

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Introducing SecureCI

SecureCI is an open-source continuous integration solution. We’ve assembled a number of open-source tools that we use, installed them in a VMware image and configured them to work together. SecureCI is packaged as a virtual machine that can be run with the VMware Player that way you can be up and running in minutes without […]

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Why I write tests first

I was recently having a discussion with some coworkers about test-driven development. There was some discussion about the relative value and cost, and not surprisingly some dramatically different opinions on the subject. It got me thinking about my own habits. I like test-driven development, but I’m not a purist. I almost always write my code with testing […]

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Making the Best of a Tough Situation

Five years ago, it was not difficult to find companies willing to experiment with Agile on their low-priority, low-visibility initiatives. In my experience, most customers were happy with the transparency and predictability they gained, but where left wondering whether the planning and estimation practices could hold up under the fire of fixed-time, fixed-cost, and fixed-scope initiatives.  In […]

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Agile Adoption bang for the buck, what to start with

Agile adoption isn’t an all or nothing proposition, as I have heard it described. At one point in my Agile adoption I wouldn’t have even believed it. If I went go into a new client that said they were an Agile shop and they didn’t practice all of the XP practices, I would feel they […]

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Progression of Benefits with Agile Adoption

Over the past seven years, Coveros team members have served on scores of agile development projects ranging from five-person, custom-development efforts, to large system integration efforts with hundreds of team members working world-wide. One byproduct of all this experience is the recognition of a surprisingly consistent and predictable pattern of value realized by the organizations […]

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