Oct 232016
 October 23, 2016  Posted by at 10:36 am JS & TS, PowerShell 1 Response »
Using PowerShell to execute JavaScript on a page and outputting the result

Earlier this week I was putting together a PowerShell background service to generate some reports. The reports where based on some queries run against our databases in the different environments, as well as schema comparisons that created upgrade scripts and sent warnings if there could be data loss based on the changes. I’ll get to […]

Oct 172016
 October 17, 2016  Posted by at 9:21 am Dev Ops, Not So Stupid Questions 3 Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 294: Where in a release cycle does a perpetual beta belong?

All software has one or several release cycles. Even if it’s not planned, there is always an underlying concept of a release cycle. A discussion around the when’s and where’s. Another discussion around the who’s and when’s.  And so on. A pretty and linear release cycle might look like this (at least in the mind […]

Oct 112016
 October 11, 2016  Posted by at 1:06 pm Not So Stupid Questions 3 Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question  292: How does blue-green deployment work?

It’s late at night and I’m battling an imaginary cold as I’m typing this, thankful I cancelled my ACL knee surgery planned for tomorrow. Logistically it simply can’t be done. What is more important, each day offers thrilling happenings that put me to bed with exciting cliffhangers waiting to be pulled down from the repo […]

Aug 222016
 August 22, 2016  Posted by at 11:14 am C# & F#, Random 1 Response »
When North Korea and Vatican City really wanted Britain to undo the Brexit. A closer look at the petition signatures

After the surprising Brexit- the day Britain decided to leave the EU- a petition for a re-vote made headlines as it overnight grew from 25 votes to over a million. I kept an eye on the petition page over that weekend and watched the number of signatures/votes climb to well over 3 million votes. I […]

Aug 102016
 August 10, 2016  Posted by at 8:57 am Book No Responses »
Read of the week:  The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit

Next week’s read: The Docker Book: Containerization is the new virtualization This week I took on a book of considerable size, The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit by Viktor Farcic, a Senior Consultant at CloudBees. A hands-on book that completely skips the chitchat, holds a high pace and goes beyond just the surface of the tools and […]

Jul 132016
 July 13, 2016  Posted by at 6:20 am Databases, Not So Stupid Questions, Web 2 Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 290-291: What is OWASP, and what is the WebGoat project?

I’m in lovely Budapest right now with work (Mindcamp). Every year Mindcamp does a company conference (sort of) with the employees. Last year was Toscana, this year Budapest. The idea with the week, aside from building a stronger common culture, is to have a week where we can spend time working on ideas that can […]

Mar 042016
 March 4, 2016  Posted by at 5:13 am Debugging, Debugging Windows, Life of Iris No Responses »
The Outlook bug in v 16.0.6568.2025 that deletes emails (on the server)

My dad just called frustrated after having found out that all his emails were gone (after a certain date if I understand correctly), and a call to the hosting provider (provider of the email server) confirmed that there was no chance to retrieve them. Besides the deleted emails, which was a problem as we own […]

Mar 012016
 March 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:31 pm Life of Iris, Speech, Video & Audio 1 Response »
What if I suck? Confessions of a WTF contributor by Iris Classon

Today I received fantastic news, something I’ve been waiting for since…well, since before ‘all that happened’. The biggest weight I’ve ever had on my shoulder has been lifted and I’m excited to have almost made it to the other side. This year, 2016, my dear, is going to be awesome. I just know it. I […]

Jan 232016
 January 23, 2016  Posted by at 10:25 am Not So Stupid Questions 11 Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 284-287: What is cyclomatic complexity, how do you calculate it and what does the score mean?

The other night I was reading a book on microservices (I’ll post a review later) and there was a part in book that mentions cyclomatic complexity. I’ll admit right now that I didn’t know what that was. I could make some good guesses, but that was about it. So let’s see if I got this […]

Dec 032015
 December 3, 2015  Posted by at 10:08 am PowerShell 1 Response »
Saving RDP sessions with PoSh

I honestly can’t remember if I blogged this or not, but since I can’t find the blog post I will just assume that I didn’t. I thought I’d share a few lines of PowerShell for something rather handy. I seem to be constantly RDPing and since I mainly work and navigate from a shell it […]

Nov 272015
 November 27, 2015  Posted by at 9:00 am Debugging, JS & TS 1 Response »
Conditional breakpoints in Chrome developer tools

Continuing on the previous post about conditional breakpoints I should mention that you will find similar capabilities in many debuggers, for different languages/platforms. One other example would be in Chrome when debugging Javascript. Here is a gif for you, breaking bad with conditional breakpoints (funny, yes). (Or maybe it should be breaking good?)  

Nov 242015
 November 24, 2015  Posted by at 12:18 pm Debugging, Visual Studio No Responses »
Conditional breakpoints FTW

During some debugging today at work while fine tuning an image comparison algorithm one of our developers needed to set some conditional breakpoints instead of breaking each and every passing when iterating over data. While thinking aloud the question of how came up and I showed how this can be done in Visual Studio. Thinking […]

Nov 232015
 November 23, 2015  Posted by at 3:27 pm AutoHotKey, Dev Environment, Developer At Work, Life of Iris No Responses »
The arrows on my Pok3r (AHK script)

I’m finding myself in a small white room, packed with a large crowd of very young German girls and one very popular (and tanned) Aussie. My ‘Nerds rule’ sticker isn’t making me any new friends, but that’s alright- I’m just trying to prove to somebody that I certainly *can* (if I *really have to*) stay […]

Oct 292015
 October 29, 2015  Posted by at 11:09 am Developer At Work, Life of Iris, Random Comments Off on Excited to start my new job as lead developer at Offerta
Excited to start my new job as lead developer at Offerta

It’s good to be back online with batteries charged and upgraded. The backlog of posts, tips and LOLZ has grown enough to keep a study supply for the rest of the year, – and I can’t wait to catch up on my favorite blogs (if you have a blog please give me the RSS link […]

Sep 212015
 September 21, 2015  Posted by at 3:11 pm C# & F#, Windows Forms Comments Off on GeoLocation .NET 4 and up- requested WinForms example
GeoLocation .NET 4 and up- requested WinForms example

Here comes a quick and dirty post based of a question I got on Twitter today on how to fetch geolocation in a WinForms app. I haven’t done this in a while, but if I remember correctly you can do this: First add the System.Device assembly (Add Reference => Search for ‘Device’) And make sure […]

Sep 192015
 September 19, 2015  Posted by at 1:41 pm PowerShell Comments Off on PowerShell: RSS feeds and credentials
PowerShell: RSS feeds and credentials

I’m doing some Uni courses to get a BCS with an international profile and one of the tools we use for coordinating assignments, email, discussions and more is Fronter. I’m not a terrible big fan of the system, I used it for two years when I did my programming degree but I never got comfortable […]

Sep 102015
 September 10, 2015  Posted by at 12:14 pm Dev Environment, DIY, Life of Iris 11 Responses »
Putting together my dream office

I’m a programmer. A passion, borderline obsession. My office has become that getaway island where I spend most my time, dreaming, thinking and coding. Creating the ultimate work space has become a priority. I want to feel energized and inspired when I sit down. Earlier this year I tweeted several images of setups I really […]