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 […]