Edward Thomson

Blog Entries tagged: github

A GitHub App for VSTS Build
September 8, 2018  •  4:42 PM

Over the last few months, I've been trying to take a more broad view of DevOps. I've been working on Git for a bunch of years, and other version control systems for many more, so that will always be my home. But lately, I've been thinking a lot about build and release pipelines. So last weekend I decided to work on a fun project: using Probot to build a GitHub app that integrates with the Visual Studio Team Services build pipelines.

Goodbye, Microsoft
December 3, 2015  •  10:33 AM

Six years ago, Microsoft bought the tiny company that I worked for and moved five of us out of a cornfield in Central Illinois and into the largest software company in the world. In that time, I've done some unlikely things like hack on obscure Unix systems, write a bunch of GPL-licensed code and helped bring distributed version control into Microsoft.