Feb 032019
 
 February 3, 2019  Posted by at 12:32 pm Not So Stupid Questions, Visual Studio No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 321: Where does the Maintainability Index calculation come from?

I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed, but in Visual Studio you can you can analyze a project and get a Maintainability Index score. The score, presented as a value between 0 and 100 in Visual Studio, is supposedly a way to calculate how maintainable a piece of code is. I say supposedly, has this […]

Jan 262019
 
 January 26, 2019  Posted by at 10:14 am Not So Stupid Questions 4 Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 320: How much time do you spend each week to stay current with .NET & Microsoft technologies?

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of delivering two lectures at a local school for 50 students (approx.). Loke (7 weeks) joined me for the two talks, and although my back was aching from carrying him for four hours straight, I was very thankful he slept through most of it. He usually isn’t a […]

Jan 132019
 
 January 13, 2019  Posted by at 12:58 pm Not So Stupid Questions No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 318: Does ASP.NET Core support the full .NET Framework?

My first week back at work (25%), and also my first week alone with five-week-old Loke. It has been hectic, but it has also been fun and challenging. I’ve kept recording (Not so) Stupid Question videos. Here is one from today with the following question: Does ASP.NET Core support the full .NET Framework? This question […]

Dec 132018
 
 December 13, 2018  Posted by at 6:46 am .NET Core, ASP, Not So Stupid Questions No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Questions 315: Should I use configuration files instead of environment variables?

Fun fact- this video was recorded while I was in prodromal labor, and although you can’t tell- I was in a lot of pain. I recorded this video with Barry at the Öredev conference after my session on ASP.NET Core, and afterwards we drove home. The next day I had to make an emergency visit […]

Dec 092018
 
 December 9, 2018  Posted by at 10:56 am Not So Stupid Questions No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Questions 314: Should the header be Referrer or Referer?

Well, I’m at the hospital and waiting for the second dose of morphine. It’s a long story therefore question first, short personal update afterwards 🙂 When we do requests and responses using the HTTP protocol, we send headers as key-value pairs. While you can define any header, there are a few standard headers that you […]

Oct 302018
 
 October 30, 2018  Posted by at 11:19 am Not So Stupid Questions No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Questions 312-313: What is request throttling and why use it?

Last week I attended a user group where Maarten Balliauw did two talks, one on Application Insights and one on request throttling. I made sure to ask him some questions afterwards and record a ‘Stupid Question’ of the day video. Here are the questions asked: 312: What is request throttling? 313: Why/when would you want […]

Oct 182018
 
 October 18, 2018  Posted by at 10:05 am .NET Core, Not So Stupid Questions, Visual Studio No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Questions 307-311:.NET Core and .NET Standard, unit testing and SpanT

As you know, I’m a big fan of .NET Core. Turns out Mark Rendle also is! I had the pleasure of meeting this lovely programmer and his daughter at LeetSpeak last weekend when they did a session together. Rendle is one of my favorite people in the developer community, besides being very skilled, funny and […]

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, […]

Jun 102017
 
 June 10, 2017  Posted by at 10:34 am Not So Stupid Questions, Random No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 297 & 298:  What is a subsea datacenter and what is the environmental impact?

Alright, I’m back from a longer break from the blog due to surgery and book writing 🙂 I’ll find some time to write about that, as well as what is going on in my life. But first, let’s have a look at subsea datacenters! AS an avid scuba diver and software developer the topic of […]

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 […]