Tools For Successful Remote Working

I've been asked a few times recently how I find remote working and how well it works so I thought I'd write up a bit about the tools we've found »

Entity Framework Fluent API and Indexing

With the release of Entity Framework 6.1 the Fluent API can now be used to create indexes. It's still pretty basic and will hopefully evolve to become more complete »

Rails Continuous Testing

Coming from the .Net world where continuous testing is expensive on both the wallet and processing power seeing what Ruby has to offer in this area is pretty incredible. You »

Browser Based Web Notifications

3 of the 4 major browsers now support web notifications (Safari, Firefox, Chrome) and no where near enough sites are making use of this killer feature. One web app that »

Cloning a SQL Server Database

The following script will backup and restore a database to the same server with a different name. Tested on SQL 2012/2008. You just need to set the 4 variables »

Using Google Charts With AngularJs

I recently rewrote a small webpage in AngularJs and it was amazing how much lighter and cleaner it made the code. The conversion was mainly a case of me throwing »

Debugging Issues With Log4Net Not Logging

When you find log4net is not writing anything to your logs it can be a pain to debug as obviously Log4Net will (and should) never throw an exception. The first »

ASP.Net MVC Debugging "Internal Server Error 500"

I was recently seeing “Internal Server Error 500” when trying to make an ajax call from an ASP.Net MVC view back to the controller. No breakpoints or errors were »

Das Keyboard - First Thoughts

There seems to be a lot of buzz around mechanical keyboard lately as more and more manufacturers have started producing them. It’s only a matter of time before these »

Connecting to SSIS 2008 Without Local Admin

The default install of SSIS only allows users with local admin rights on the server to connect. This can be changed by modifying some permissions in DCOM. The following is »