Iris Classon

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 […]