Sam Martin

Adventures in IT

Integration Testing AD Dependent Cookbooks and PowerShell Scripts with Test-Kitchen

I remember a little while ago, well… over a couple of years ago now… that I’d just learned about Chef and Vagrant, and was introducing one of my co-workers to the ecosystem (somewhat over-enthusiastically), and wanted to help him perform his immediate deployment task using Chef. That deployment task…

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Getting Started with Chef on Windows Server - Part 1 Intro

I’ve never had the opportunity to work with configuration management software, but a recent project has pushed me over the edge from “Wow, that sounds really cool in theory!” to “Well, I’d better get my feet wet!”. As the’s Windows page is currently under construction,…

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Using the LeanKit API with PowerShell

As I alluded to in an earlier post, I’ve been using PowerShell to interact with the LeanKit API. You can find the rationale and overarching methodology in the post linked above. Here we’ll be dealing with the nuts and bolts. Approach 1 – Using the .NET framework provided by…

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LeanKit integration with ticketing system (using PowerShell)

I’m no expert on Kanban by any means, but ever since reading The Phoenix Project, I’ve been dying to try it out in the workplace. For me, there are four key things that I think Kanban can help us do that our current tools can’t: Identify queue…

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