Iris Classon

Apr 182018
 
 April 18, 2018  Posted by at 8:44 am Dev Ops 2 Responses »
Running multiple build agents in TeamCity

Some notes for my colleagues for when I’m not around to manage the pipeline. For various reasons, mostly lack of time, we have been using just one build agent on our build machine. What a build agent is? Well, on our build machine we run an integration service called TeamCity. This service listens for changes […]

Mar 292018
 
 March 29, 2018  Posted by at 10:42 am .NET Core, Azure, C# & F# No Responses »
Getting Started with Azure Translator API

My dear friend Jonas is currently learning Chinese as his partner is from China. She is learning Swedish, and he is learning Chinese. Since we now work together I get to hear about his progress pretty much every day, and on several occasions, he has expressed his frustration with the quality of translation and study […]

Mar 222018
 
 March 22, 2018  Posted by at 7:08 am Visual Studio No Responses »
When NuGet is down...

I just did a session at TechDays Finland and although the session went really well I did have some unexpected issues. One hour before my session NuGet.org went down, and I had just cloned my repository for my session- and my session was pretty much code only. I ended up starting my session by showing how […]

Mar 162018
 
 March 16, 2018  Posted by at 12:44 pm Azure Log Analytics, PowerShell No Responses »
Application Insights API: Log Analytics queries using PowerShell

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I have another blog post on Application Insights- I can’t help it, I’m smitten. The Log Analytics interface can be a bit intimidating, and same goes for the charts for Application Insight resources. It has been frustrating that I can’t really get my colleagues to use them more, […]

Mar 152018
 
 March 15, 2018  Posted by at 2:54 am Azure, Azure Log Analytics No Responses »
Logging SQL Queries with Application Insights

The more I use Log Analytics the bigger the fan of Application Insights I’m becoming. The query language is fantastic, the Application Insights service and tooling around it amazing. Yesterday I added Application Insights logging in our QA environment as well, to track SQL queries in particular so we can create some clever queries that […]

Mar 132018
 
 March 13, 2018  Posted by at 10:49 am SQL Comments Off on GDPR Tools in SSMS
GDPR Tools in SSMS

Quick post before I head home from work! I spent most my day updating my environment and one of the things I updated was SSMS. I was very excited to update SSMS as it has some new features that came out late 2017 that I hadn’t tried yet. With the GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation […]

Mar 112018
 
 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 10:27 am DIY, Random 3 Responses »
Dell XPS 13 Plugged in, not charging

While at the summit my laptop stopped charging- which was incredibly frustrating. I borrowed a charger from another MVP, and it seemed to charge. But once I came back home it stopped charging again and I was met with the following message: The power adapter attached to your system is not recognized. Attach a supported […]

Jan 142018
 
 January 14, 2018  Posted by at 8:38 am Visual Studio No Responses »
Error trying to run NUnit tests in Visual Studio 2017: ‘Unable to fetch source Information for test method’

I was setting up a new dev environment, and for this environment I went ahead and installed  NUnit3TestAdapter so Visual Studio could discover the tests. However, although the the test were found there was a new error. ‘Unable to fetch source Information for test method’ The only solution I’ve found to this, is to disable […]

Dec 292017
 
 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 9:29 am iOS 1 Response »
(Not so) Stupid Question 305: What is Planned Obsolescence?

The last few days there has been a lot of talk about something called ‘Planned Obsolescence’. As a software engineer I find this topic very interesting, as we as programmers, might find ourselves in a situation where we are tasked with implementing planned obsolescence. Planned obsolescence is the action of making a product obsolete before […]

Dec 082017
 
 December 8, 2017  Posted by at 8:24 am Azure, Azure Log Analytics 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, […]