Author Archives: strobaek

About strobaek

.NET developer/architect. Runner, espresso drinker and lover of gourmet food.

HowTo: Team Foundation Server and xUnit

For quite some time I have been doing TDD and Continuous Integration (CI), both in my private projects as well as my professional ones. My preferred unit testing framework is xUnit and I recently had to set this up with Team … Continue reading

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Dependency Injection in .NET by Mark Seemann

Yesterday I received the eBook of Dependency Injection in .NET, written by my good friend Mark aka @ploeh. I had the pleasure of serving as technical proofreader during production, hence the early edition. If you have not already read it … Continue reading

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HowTo: Install a SQL failover cluster (in a virtual lab environment)

I have a couple of times had to set up a SQL Server cluster, both at clients and in my own lab. At clients the underlying Windows cluster setup is often handled by their own infrastructure people, so this is seldom … Continue reading

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More on Grooming IIS Logs

I previously blogged about how to delete blob entries older than a given date. I have extended the script slightly to first download entries, zip then and upload them again to another storage container, before actually doing the removal. Before … Continue reading

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Review of books: SOA patterns and PowerShell/WMI

I have recently read two manuscripts from Manning: SOA patterns by Rotem et all and PowerShell and WMI by Siddaway. None of them are published yet, but both are available through Mannings MEA program. Like I have done previously I … Continue reading

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Grooming Windows Azure Diagnostics Storage and IIS Logs

People working with Windows Azure are aware that the storage used for diagnostics will continue to grow perpetually if nothing is done about it. With the introduction of the Windows Azure Management Pack – I call it WAMP; don’t know … Continue reading

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From the Trenches: SQL Cluster Installation

I recently had to install a SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster at a client. My previous experience was, that once the underlying Windows cluster and the shared storage, e.g. in form of a SAN have been set up, the installation … Continue reading

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Review of book: Machine Learning in Action

My last review for Manning Publications Co. can’t have been all bad, because they asked me to do another one. The book this time is Machine Learning in Action by Peter Harrington and currently available in MEAP. The review is … Continue reading

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Review of book: RabbitMQ in Action

I was asked to do the 2nd review on the book RabbitMQ in Action by Videla & Williams (Manning Publications Co.). Link here for those interested. The book is currently available in MEAP. RabbitMQ is an efficient, highly scalable, and … Continue reading

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FTP from Windows Azure Blob Storage

In connection with migrating an old CMS system to Windows Azure, I have been playing around with Windows Azure Blob Storage. The CMS system was 10 years old and written in classic ASP, using a lot of local resources mainly … Continue reading

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