API call based Azure Functions with DocumentDB

Azure Functions caught my eye recently, mainly because of the F# support where I was hoping to write some F# based integrations. But the F# support is classified as experimental, so while I learn the capabilities of Azure Functions, I didn’t want to get held up on issues that may be only specific to their supportContinue reading “API call based Azure Functions with DocumentDB”

JIRA Cookie-based auth API calls in F# with RestSharp

Today I was trying to create a quick integration with a bug tracking tool, as a little spike, unfortunately as is often the case, out of date documentation, vague errors, etc held up the task. None-the-less I got something working with cookie based authentication (I’ll be switching to OAuth based soon I’m sure that’ll goContinue reading “JIRA Cookie-based auth API calls in F# with RestSharp”

IIS, Visual Studio, unable to start debugging on the web server.

Background So this is another logging this issue after some frustrating problem sovling process. This is to help future me when I forget the same windows configuration step in another 8-15 months, maybe it’ll help you too. On Windows 8 you have go in and turn on many individual items to just get an ASP.NETContinue reading “IIS, Visual Studio, unable to start debugging on the web server.”

RavenDB invalid HTTP Header characters bug

So you’ve done a search and you’ve arrived here, and you’re using RavenDB (at least version 2). In my case 2.5.2907, if this is fixed in 3.0 that’s good but not in our case we’re not ready to move to v3 yet based on our challenges in production with v2 (which is stable enough now).Continue reading “RavenDB invalid HTTP Header characters bug”

The future of Alt.Net

Today Richard Banks asked us a question about the future of Alt.Net. I strongly agree with his conclusions, but wanted to get my thoughts down too and answer his questions. I’ve been part of the Melbourne Alt.Net community since our first meeting on April 28th 2010. We started a little after Richard and the SydneyContinue reading “The future of Alt.Net”

Recovering a docker vm on Windows with Virtual Box

NOTE: this is more of a windows / virtual box problem but the boot2docker experience as will a lot of things is not great on Windows… yet. I was running the docker VM with 2 newly configured containers, all was going good, the docker part was quite easy (once up and running) then my entireContinue reading “Recovering a docker vm on Windows with Virtual Box”

Using AutoMapper to help you map FSharpOption<> types

Why? Because your model is structured this way, and you have realised you need this, otherwise this doesn’t apply to you. Scenario When you get used to using AutoMapper to help you everywhere, you begin to demand it helps you everywhere by default. In this scenario you have to configure it to help you mapContinue reading “Using AutoMapper to help you map FSharpOption<> types”

Thinking in a document centric world with RavenDB @ ALT.NET

Last night (25th Feb 2014), I presented on RavenDB at ALT.NET Melbourne. I got some great feedback from the audience and was happy to share my experience so far with RavenDB. If you were there / watch the recording and have some suggestions good or bad would love to hear them so I can improve.Continue reading “Thinking in a document centric world with RavenDB @ ALT.NET”

HTTP Error 500.19 – Internal Server Error with ASP.NET web on Windows 8 and IIS 8

I’m blogging this (again*) so next time I do a search I find my own post, it may also help you. I manage a few development VMs which I swear I have setup in the past correctly, but every so often I find one that’s got the following problem. *Again: it’s in an older postContinue reading “HTTP Error 500.19 – Internal Server Error with ASP.NET web on Windows 8 and IIS 8”