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Last Updated: 2020-03-28

Cypress Authentication Header Overflow Error

March 28, 2020 - https://www.aligneddev.net

Cypress.io and Asp.Net Core 3.1 Header Overflow Error A colleague shared this problem with us over lunch. We’ve been excited about Cypress as a UI automation tool since we (Omnitech) first saw it presented at NDC 2019. I have past experience with Selenium and while it worked, I had too many hours trying to figure out why it tried to continue before the DOM was ready (and many other flaky test problems). Read more about Cypress Authentication Header Overflow Error

Tips and tricks for getting started in CDK (a.k.a. IaC is great! Daheck is typescript?)

March 9, 2020 - https://rollingwebsphere.home.blog/

I’ve been doing IaC in AWS for years now, primarily through Cloudformation and scripting languages like powershell and python. IaC is great, but these tools have some short comings like yaml being very verbose, and the powershell AWS SDKs not handling idem potency for you. Because of those short comings, I was very excited when AWS released AWS CDK a little over a year ago now. It cuts down on a lot of copying and pasting yaml files like you do in cloudformation, and gives you easier access to higher level language constructs like loops and if statements. Read more about Tips and tricks for getting started in CDK (a.k.a. IaC is great! Daheck is typescript?)

VS Code Remote Development With Docker Containers on Windows

March 1, 2020 - https://rollingwebsphere.home.blog/

This is a topic I’ve been curious about for a long time. My team supports windows and linux environments which presents some unique challenges We have to move in and out of shell environments1. We have to understand tools on both systems (grep vs find, etc)1. We have to understand nuances of running languages on multiple OSs (pathing is always a joy) The company mostly issues Windows laptops (and some Macs), so we’ve used a number of different approaches to get run time in both environments including Local VMs running on our laptops1. Read more about VS Code Remote Development With Docker Containers on Windows

Overcoming EF Run-time Exceptions when Deploying .Net Core 3.1+ to Service Fabric

February 29, 2020 - https://www.aligneddev.net

Overcoming Entity Framework Run-time Exceptions when Deploying .Net Core 3.1+ to Service Fabric I recently had a several day fight with a run-time exception. I lost way too much time on this. It came on a deadline week too, of course. I hope this helps you save a lot of time. I have a lot of notes and info. You’re probably looking for the exception details. The solution is at the bottom. Read more about Overcoming EF Run-time Exceptions when Deploying .Net Core 3.1+ to Service Fabric

My 2019 Year in Review

February 27, 2020 - https://www.aligneddev.net

My 2019 Year in Review I’ve decided to make a 2019 year in review after reading Ardalis’s year in review post checklist. I usually think of my year as March to March, since that was my starting date at Omnitech in 2007, so this might end up being March to March. Blog Stats I had a pretty good year on my blog. Thanks for visiting and reading! Twitter StackOverflow Open Source I don’t have a lot of time to code outside of work, but I was able to contribute to Steve Smith’s Clean Architecture Worker Service Template since I was using it for work. Read more about My 2019 Year in Review

Learning a New Programming Language

February 24, 2020 - https://harmstyler.me

In the past year I left my position as a Web Developer to work as a Software Developer. Not only did I leave web development behind, the core languages I use every day changed. I switched from a primarily PHP/Javascript developer to a Python/C++ developer. Changing a tech stacks created a need for me to learn a lot about a new language very quickly, I’ve decided to write down some of what I learned. Read more about Learning a New Programming Language

Trying out AWS.Tools in Docker

February 4, 2020 - https://rollingwebsphere.home.blog/

If you’re a frequent user of the AWS Powershell tools, you’ve probably had this experience: you go to run a couple commands against your AWS environment. You do it all the time, so you know to type But out of force of habit you type And hit the tab key. Now you’re sitting and waiting for several minutes while Powershell loads all of the AWS modules for IAM, ECS, Cloudfront, S3, etc, etc, etc, even though you only want to interact with EC2. Read more about Trying out AWS.Tools in Docker

An Apology to php[world] Attendees

October 17, 2019 - https://mwop.net/

Due to disorganization on my part, I accidentally booked php[world] 2019 to coincide with a family commitment. After reviewing a variety of options, I let the organizers know last week that I could no longer attend. It’s a situation I hate, because there’s nobody to blame but me, and no matter what option I could come up with, somebody would end up disappointed or inconvenienced. For my part, my family had to come first. Read more about An Apology to php[world] Attendees