Oct 25

How to set up a Jenkins CI Server on Windows for Google App Engine and Selenium

It’s been a while… Today I’d like to show you how to set up Jenkins on your Windows server. This post is quite specific to Google App Engine (GAE) and Python as there isn’t much info available on how to get continuous integration going if you’re developing for GAE. That said, much of the setup …

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Apr 09

IIS7 Error 500.19 – Config Error with Empty Config Source

Another IIS7 error that can occur with the URL Rewrite Module.

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Jan 24

How to Call a SOAP Web Service from Google App Engine using Python

In the .NET world, we take a lot of things for granted. Having recently started a new project with Google App Engine (GAE) and Python, I came to realize that one of those things is SOAP web services.

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Jan 08

HostsChanger 1.1 Released

I’ve just released V1.1 of my HostsChanger tray application. If you frequently change your hosts file then this little app is for you! Head on over to the HostsChanger page.

Jan 07

How to make IIS7 play nice with Office Interop

I’ve just started working on a new project for which we had to dig out one of our older libraries. We wrote it to retrieve data from MS Excel workbooks using the Office interop assemblies, and thus far it has never given us issues. A slight change this time round was that we were using …

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Oct 08

WordPress URL Rewrite Module Error 500.50 on IIS7

If you’re running WordPress on IIS7 and you try to include uploaded images in your blog posts, you will probably encounter this error.

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Oct 07

Silverlight – There is not enough free space to perform the operation

If you’re developing for Microsoft Silverlight you might encounter the issue that a message box pops up with the message: “there is not enough free space to perform the operation”.

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Sep 28

Where is my snap-in?

The “Active Directory Users and Computers” MMC snap-in is obviously an invaluable tool if you’re dealing with Windows domains and user/service accounts on a daily basis. Yesterday I found out that it isn’t included in Windows 7.

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Sep 14

Getting SQLBackup’s Network Copy to Work

We started using RedGate’s SQL Backup in the office a couple of months ago. Getting away from SQL Server Maintenance Plans and SQL Server Agent has been refreshing, not to mention the fact that our backups just work now and don’t fill up their disk within a few days (thanks to compression). Another good feature …

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Sep 09

Scrum Gathering South Africa 2010

Last week I attended the ScrumAlliance’s “South Africa Scrum Gathering 2010” for two days of presentations, “deep dives” (in-depth sessions on a particular topic), discussions and more.

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