Contents tagged with HowTo

Continuous Integration with Windows Azure SDK 1.7, Powershell and TFS Build too!

Oct 18 2012No Comments by stanley

Environments change and the solutions to support them have to keep up. I was very entertained with my old deployment solution for a good while. However, we eventually moved to Azure, and I needed to scramble to find something new. Tom Hollander's Automated Build and Deployment with Windows Azure SDK 1.6 filled that void until I upgraded my project type to the 1.7 SDK. At that point, I realized I had to roll up my sleeves and cobble something new together. From an automated deployment …

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Using MongoDB in Powershell

May 15 2011No Comments by justin

Readers of this blog know that I've been using MongoDB for a while, and I've recently become very excited about Powershell. Well recently I've been able to combine the two together for pure dynamically typed, schema-less, non-relational awesomeness. Such awesomeness is begging to be shared. To get started you will need version 1.1 of the official 10gen CSharp driver for Mongodb. At the time of this writing 1.1 has not been released, so your going to have to pull the latest version from github …

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Visual Studio, Line Numbers and Ankhsvn

Jan 30 2011No Comments by justin

Although I am a git and DVCS true believer, I still deal with SVN. In Visual Studio this usually means I use AnkhSVN. For anyone paying for the VisualSVN client, I really think you should evaluate this tool. Its Visual Studio Integration is superb and I've had no usability problems in recent versions. One thing about it annoyed me was caused by it integrating too well with Visual Studio. That problem was it is the display of line numbers on the editor screen. I setup Visual Studio to display …

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IIS7 Web Application Enabled Protocols: Yet Another WCF Gotcha!

Jan 30 2011No Comments by justin

One of the cool things about IIS 7.0  and WCF is the ability to serve WCF endpoints with non-http bindings. Naturally, this new feature presents new opportunities for the developer to get frustrated by WCF configuration headaches. This blog post is about one of them. I was writing a WCF web service that had three endpoints, Json, Soap 1.1, and net.tcp. This services primary purpose was to be the middleware for the mongo database where my applications data was held. In the end, I didn't need …

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Using the registry to resolve Visual Studio reference paths.

Jan 28 2010No Comments by justin

Update 2012-12-24: Updated to reflect the MSBuild 4.0 syntax as I describe here. Note: To skip the long journey of what lead me to figuring this out, click here to go to the howto. Recently I was asked to look at a fiddler plugin Stan, the founder of this blog, was developing. He gave me a SVN path and asked me to build it and test it. So I checked out the source code and hit F5. I got a bunch of compiler errors relating to the fact that I didn't have fiddler installed. I rectified that …

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