Category Archives: Development

Docker on Windows – Angular Development

I’ve been on a bit of a Docker kick lately. Mostly to help my team reduce the time it takes to get up and running on a project. The end goal here being that, where possible, we’ll have containerized development … Continue reading

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Docker on Windows – Network Issues

Recently after updating to version 17.0.3.0 I noticed some network related issues while attempting to install new npm packages and interact with Docker Hub. Attempting to search on Docker Hub would reliably fail Turns out the fix was remarkably simple, … Continue reading

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Docker on Windows – Mounting Volumes

If your using Docker on Windows and looking to share folders between your host machine and your running containers you’ll likely want to us the –v flag to mount a volume like this: Luckily the error message is nice and … Continue reading

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Slot switching Azure Website from VSTS

In my last post I covered off how to set up a simple release process that deploys to an Azure Website in classic mode. That process involved an explicit web deploy to each slot. What might be useful for some … Continue reading

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Minimal path to awesome–VSTS Release Management and Classic mode Azure Website

I’ve been doing a whole lot of work with Visual Studio Team Services, formerly Visual Studio Online, and making heavy us of the Release Management feature as I discussed recently on the Microsoft Cloud Show Episode 146. As this can … Continue reading

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The future of SharePoint development is cloudy

I’ve seen the future of SharePoint development and it’s decidedly cloudy. And that’s a good thing, no, that’s a great thing for the health of the SharePoint developer community. A few months back I was fortunate enough to be invited … Continue reading

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Migrating questionable date strings

I’ve been having a lot of fun with data migration lately /s Anyway I have an evil source database that has free-form strings that allegedly represent dates. I look at this data and think to myself, this is why we … Continue reading

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