Dec 022016
 
 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 10:43 am Random, Tip of the Day No 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 […]

Nov 022016
 
 November 2, 2016  Posted by at 2:29 pm Databases, PowerShell 2 Responses »
Installation of mongodb on windows as a service with powershell

Yesterday ‘the’ day finally came. The day I got the A-Okay to set up a document database for our system. While I certainly appreciate MS SQL and alike there are different types of databases to cover different types of scenarios. I had not so discreetly made a plea for using a document database for our logging, and […]

Oct 232016
 
 October 23, 2016  Posted by at 10:36 am JS & TS, PowerShell 2 Responses »
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?)