31 Oct 2016
I’m building a new project to automate various DevOps tasks, I decided to go for Entity Framework as handling
the database. I have a standard SSDT project for the actual database structure, but in the service-project the
code part of it is through an EDMX file. Out of the box, the T4 template generates data classes and a class
inheriting from DbContext. No news here. I also decided to go for Autofac for dependency injection and wire
up the whole thing. It should be a straight forward task and many blog posts are available for making this
happen. However, I ran into some non-trivial issues when I added a few extra background threads to the mix.
17 May 2016
As a working ScrumMaster at TimeLog, I have tried to come up with an agenda for each of meetings
in a Scrum cycle. At the moment, I find the retrospective meeting the hardest to keep a good pace
in order to not exceed 2 hours and make sure that the team covers the most important items each time.
In this blog post, I’ll try to outline our model for getting through the retrospective in an orderly
04 Apr 2016
I have been playing around with Elastic and trying to figure out how to use it, and more importantly
what to use it for. In TimeLog, we currently have a set of webservers with several IIS websites and
we want to be able to monitor basic usage across all sites, something that we currently are not doing.
Each customer has their own IIS application, so we see almost identical URLs in the standard W3C IIS
logs apart from the first subfolder which we refer to as shortname. We want to be able to track views
on each page across these sites and servers.
07 Mar 2016
I have decided to abandon my existing website and start over. First of all, I needed to update the design.
It really needed a refresh. Elements needed to be removed, texts needed updating and I needed to rethink
what I needed it for.