Dec 082017
 
 December 8, 2017  Posted by at 8:24 am Azure No Responses »
Querying across mulitple Application Insights apps/resources with Log Analytics

Log Analytics has scope functions that lets us do many interesting things, and one very useful thing is to do queries across Application Insights resources. Each service we have uses its own Application Insights resource/instance, as we want to separate the metrics collected for each service- and it makes sense as they are deployed to […]

Oct 062017
 
 October 6, 2017  Posted by at 11:45 am Not So Stupid Questions No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 303:Does the GDPR require two-factor authentication from companies processing personal data?

This question is tricky, because the answer isn’t as clear as with the previous question. The answer is: it depends. A company should take ‘appropriate measures’- but what is appropriate, who decides this? And how? To answer the GDPR question we need to define what appropriate measures is. And a first place to look for […]

Sep 262017
 
 September 26, 2017  Posted by at 10:17 am Not So Stupid Questions No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 302: If a service is not hosted in the EU, does the GDPR still apply if the service offers services to EU subjects?

GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, is just around the corner. In May next year, this regulation comes into effect and the implications are big. But how big? What if a service is hosted outside of the EU? Does the GDPR still apply? If you process data from EU subjects, or provide services or goods to […]

Sep 182017
 
 September 18, 2017  Posted by at 7:08 am Not So Stupid Questions No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 301:What is a candy drop or USB drop attack?

Time for another question! About a year ago we had several incidents at Lindholmen where people would find USB sticks in the parking lot. This is something often referred to as a ‘Candy Drop’ or USB Drop Attack/Hack. A convenient way to bypass security, by simply appealing to a persons curiosity and have them plug […]

Jun 302017
 
(Not so) Stupid Question 300:Where does the preference for dark editors come from?

Dark editors are preferred over light theme editors by many developers. But where does this come from? The very first command-lines had a dark background, and the color preference might have stuck around for that reason. Why dark? Well, the earliest computer interfaces were cathode ray tubes. The vacuum tube had a phosphorescent screen, normally […]

Jun 212017
 
 June 21, 2017  Posted by at 6:17 am Dev Environment, Not So Stupid Questions No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 299: Where does the editor war stem from?

The rivalry between different editors is as notorious as the tabs versus spaces debate. In Silicon Valley, the series on the startup in Silicon Valley called Pied Piper; the main character notoriously breaks up with hid dream girl (a developer at Google) because she uses spaces, not tabs. Arguing over indentation style might seem trivial, […]

Jun 162017
 
 June 16, 2017  Posted by at 8:27 am Azure No Responses »
Azure Portal: The missing ClearDB MySQL database

I moved my website to Azure a long time ago, and at the time I created a MySQL database that was added as a so-called ‘linked resource’.  The database itself was easily managed from the provider, ClearDB, and to access the provider site I would simply click on the ‘Manage’ link under my linked resources […]

Jun 102017
 
 June 10, 2017  Posted by at 10:34 am Not So Stupid Questions, Random No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 297 & 298:  What is a subsea datacenter and what is the environmental impact?

Alright, I’m back from a longer break from the blog due to surgery and book writing 🙂 I’ll find some time to write about that, as well as what is going on in my life. But first, let’s have a look at subsea datacenters! AS an avid scuba diver and software developer the topic of […]

Mar 232017
 
 March 23, 2017  Posted by at 10:52 am Book, Random Comments Off on My second book Loose Candy is out!
My second book Loose Candy is out!

After half a year of writing, editing and formatting, I have finally finished and published my book Loose Candy! I wanted to see how the self publishing process was like after publishing with O’Reilly my previous book (co-authored). I’ll write a separate blog post on the process and how it was 😉 I have lots […]

Feb 132017
 
 February 13, 2017  Posted by at 10:40 am Book, Tip of the Day 8 Responses »
I would love some feedback on my book (draft)

I have been writing on a book to get a first experience with self publishing and I need some your honest opinion. If you are a .Net developer and/or IT Professional (Windows) and you would like to get free copy in exchange for some feedback please contact me via email tmp AT irisclasson.com 🙂 The book is primarily […]

Jan 102017
 
 January 10, 2017  Posted by at 8:48 am Tip of the Day, Uncategorized Comments Off on Last weeks Tip of the Day 2
Last weeks Tip of the Day 2

Hire Mac build agents for ios development on Windows If you arent so keen on a Mac (and using Visual Studio for Mac) but do ios development then you can hire build agents over at MacinCloud for VSTS. I’ve frequently also hired Mac’s there as I don’t have a Mac myself but still do osx […]

Dec 062016
 
 December 6, 2016  Posted by at 3:03 pm Visual Studio 1 Response »
Step by step Macros for Visual Studio

I was asked for a simple example showing how to use/get started with the Macros for Visual Studio extension I mentioned a efw days ago on Twitter. Here is a simple ‘get-started’ I threw together today. I’ll expand this post later with a better example, as well as a video. The extension can be download here […]

Dec 022016
 
 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 10:43 am Random, Tip of the Day 8 Responses »
Last weeks 'Tip of the Day'

For those of you that missed out on last weeks TOD’s, here they are: Measure Azure Region Speeds One of the first things I learned the hard way about Azure and performance is how much the choice of regions matter. Besides data integrity, service availability and costs, regions makes a big difference in delivery speed. […]

Nov 292016
 
 November 29, 2016  Posted by at 12:31 pm Not So Stupid Questions, PowerShell No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 296: What are the pros and cons of excluding folders in Defender?

It was late and I was looking through my drafts of future ‘Tip of the Day!’ which I tweet out on daily basis. A colleague had mentioned to me that I could exclude certain folders to improve performance on my computer (at the time a slower computer) and I decided to make that the tip […]

Nov 242016
 
 November 24, 2016  Posted by at 1:32 pm C# & F#, Dev Environment 2 Responses »
Weather API in five minutes

I have been working on my wardrobe application and added the weather feature a few days ago. I try to find time to finish the application, but it’s going slower than I wish it did. Last Saturday I moved to a new apartment and as I have been unpacking I have also sorted my clothes […]

Nov 172016
 
 November 17, 2016  Posted by at 9:11 am Dev Environment 2 Responses »
Summary of what's new in Visual Studio 2017: IDE specific changes and what’s new for desktop developers

  The release candidate can be downloaded here Let’s dense this down. Here it is (or at least some of it). I’ll have to write a specific post on language specific changes 😀 – so many 😀 VS 33% faster 55% smaller Go to all search (like the Resharper one) with filters Run to click […]

Nov 102016
 
 November 10, 2016  Posted by at 12:16 pm Azure 3 Responses »
Ten ways to minimize Azure costs

Our team went all in in when we went to the cloud, and with full access to the accounts and the cards registered to them we gladly started shopping around trying out X and Y on Azure. Before we knew it we were looking at a sharply sloped graph, pointing straight to heaven were apparently […]

Nov 082016
 
 November 8, 2016  Posted by at 1:22 pm Agile, Not So Stupid Questions 2 Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 295: What is a retrospective? (How our team does retrospectives)

I’m in Lisbon enjoying Websummit, a conference with over 53 000 attendees! Leaving the snow behind I travelled here with the majority of the Konstrukt team to pitch our startup as a part of the ALPHA program at Websummit. I’m sad I’m missing the MVP summit this year, but this is a really important event […]