10 Apr 2017
Recently, I had the chance to sit down with a former colleague of mine that is now working full time as a Microsoft SQL database administrator and have a few certifications under his belt. The reason for the meet up was to help me dive deeper into some specific slow pages in our app. This blog is as much a documentation for myself as for others.
22 Jan 2017
Last year, I moved my site to use Jekyll and hosted it on Github pages. It works really well, but it took
me several attempts to actually run the compilation and serving on my Windows machine. It sounds like a
simple task, after all entering development mode in Windows 10 and installling the Linux subsystem should
allow easier access to libraries normally only easily available for Linux users. However, I have had issues
installing the jekyll bundle every time I have tried on a new PC. This time, I have had similar issues, so
I decided to note down the links and resources I have used - if nothing else, then just for next time I
have to do it myself.
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.