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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 222014
 May 22, 2014  Posted by at 4:48 am Not So Stupid Questions No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Questions 278-281 SharePoint- Pain and pleasure

In this couch interview I ask Jonas Almqvist, one of my dearest friends, about life as a SharePoint developer, the pains and pleasures and confront him with the SharePoint jokes I’ve heard. Some of the questions asked: What is SharePoint? What are the major pains? What do we love about SharePoint? Is it true SharePoint […]

May 092014
 May 9, 2014  Posted by at 10:27 am Not So Stupid Questions, Podcast, Uncategorized 4 Responses »
(Video/audio) Stupid Questions 274-277: What is event sourcing, aggregate roots and event bus?

I’m back with the (not so) stupid questions, and this time with friends and strangers keen in sharing what they know! If you aren’t familiar with my Stupid Question on the day series it’s a blog post series I started after getting so frustrated with being told my question were stupid and not getting answers. […]

Jan 072014
 January 7, 2014  Posted by at 2:57 pm Not So Stupid Questions, Uncategorized 1 Response »
10 questions on MOOC and tech classes answered (Stupid question 264-274)

I’ve tweeted and mentioned a few times before that I watch/do MOOC classes next to work. Between work projects at Evry we are encouraged to sharpen our skills or expand our knowledge area with for example MOOC. Let’s take a deeper look at MOOC classes, and some questions concerning them. What are MOOC classes? MOOC […]

Nov 192013
 November 19, 2013  Posted by at 9:25 pm Not So Stupid Questions 2 Responses »
Measuring up – conference scores for my first year speaking, comparing what I expected to what I actually got (Q258-261)

A few days ago I was told that a session I thought I had delivered really well had gotten bad scores. Actually, shit scores. Bottom of the list. Now I know many say, ‘the scores don’t mean anything’ and ‘if you don’t piss somebody of you haven’t done something right’. Some speakers don’t even read […]

Oct 242013
 October 24, 2013  Posted by at 8:58 am Not So Stupid Questions, PowerShell 5 Responses »
Stupid Question 256-257: What is differential debugging, and how do I compare files in PowerShell?

As I’m becoming a better programmer (my first year as a programmer) I’m also getting better at debugging, and it is one of my favorite things to do. Yes, I said it, I love debugging.  But then again I love pretty much everything about programming. Anyway. One technique I’ve recently learned to appreciate is differential […]

Oct 162013
 October 16, 2013  Posted by at 8:06 am Not So Stupid Questions, PowerShell 36 Responses »
How do I query a SQL Server DB using PowerShell, and how do I filter, format and output to a file? (Stupid Question 251-255)

In the winter darkness the Swedes have become hard to identify (even with the pale blonde hair and strong accent), and we need a list so we can get the invites out for the next ‘Fika’ (Swedish tradition). It would be horrible if we got non-Swedes at the fika, after all nobody can appreciate this […]

Oct 142013
 October 14, 2013  Posted by at 6:16 am Dev Environment, Not So Stupid Questions 6 Responses »
What is JSFiddle? The ultimate guide for the ultimate lightweight tool (Q 249 & 250)

I’ve found myself using the online tool JSFiddle more and more. Not for just sharing a quick snippet at a forum such as StackOverflow, but for working on code for applications, code review, collaboration and more. Many developers, if not most developers that use JavaScript, know of JSFiddle, but I realized last week that few […]

Sep 272013
 September 27, 2013  Posted by at 9:47 am Not So Stupid Questions 3 Responses »
Stupid Question 243-244: Are components(CBD) easier to use than objects(OOP), and what is Component Based Development?

I recently became a member of IEEE. I learned to love scientific journals while studying at the university, and I wanted easier access to the journals I read the most. Yesterday I read an interesting empirical study in IEEE Software about components and objects, and their reusability. If you don’t know what empirical study is […]

Sep 242013
 September 24, 2013  Posted by at 8:19 am Not So Stupid Questions 4 Responses »
Week 38-2013 Video and Stupid Question 241-242: With an overwhelming amount of information how do I pick, and how do I make it 'stick'?

Please notice that I had to change my YouTube account – make sure that you subscribe to the new account. As I recently was inspired to get back to a hobby of mine – video/film editing- you can expect some more videos that are more or less experiments 🙂 I’ve changed the Ask Iris series […]

Sep 152013
 September 15, 2013  Posted by at 4:34 am Not So Stupid Questions 11 Responses »
Dirty fix: Search in Windows 8.1 does not work (Stupid Question 240: What is SearchIndexer.exe)

When I first heard about a friend having this problem I didn’t think much about it. Then I started having problems as well. Windows Search Index / SearchIndexer.exe is a Windows service that indexes files allowing for a faster search. Some argue that it slows down your computer because it requires additional space and resources, and […]

Sep 022013
 September 2, 2013  Posted by at 8:58 am Not So Stupid Questions 8 Responses »
Stupid Question 234: Do I need to know math to be a developer? What about logic, statistics, and linear programming?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] If you had asked a year ago I would have said, “it depends – but you can get […]

Aug 212013
 August 21, 2013  Posted by at 7:52 am Not So Stupid Questions, PowerShell No Responses »
Stupid Question 232-233: What are environment variables, and do I set and use environment variables in Command Prompt and PowerShell?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] If you want to save the path of an executable to a permanent variable you can do so […]