I've recently enabled support for Facebook Instant Articles, Google AMP, and Apple News on this blog following this enlightening article. It wasn't exactly plain sailing; AMP needs a logo, and a featured image set for every article (both of which must be above a minimum size); the Instant Articles plugin has a feed url which my feedburner plugin breaks; Apple News needs some real tweaking, but still strips out code blocks from posts.
Wednesday September 28th
One of the things that we have learned from supporting RavenDB in production is that you by default, everything is a black box into which you have exactly zero input. And in order to figure out what the problems are, you need to use expert tools (WinDBG or VM MAP for example) that are typically more focused on developers, and not usually available in production.
This week we are rolling out our sprint 106 work. Here are the release notes. By now, the update has made it out to most customers and it should finish by the end of the week. Overall, sprint 106 was a modest sprint. It has lots of nice, relatively small, improvements and nothing particularly earth shattering.
Tuesday September 27th
Editor's note: The following post was written by Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Shaun Luttin as part of our Technical Tuesday series with support from his technical editor Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Kevin Chalet. We're going to develop a secure single page application (SPA).
This post follows on from my previous post about localising an ASP.NET Core application. At the end of that article, we had localised our application so that the user could choose their culture, which would update the page title and the validation attributes with the appropriate translation, but not the form labels.
Julia Jacobs recently asked a question in the WatchMeCode community slack, about some asynchronous code she wanted to clean up. In this question, she wanted to know of good options for restructuring deeply nested promises without introducing any new libraries. Would it be possible to clean up the code and only use ES6 features?
With the release of Xamarin for Visual Studio 4.2 and this week's Service Release 0, archiving and publishing your Android applications directly from Visual Studio just got a whole lot easier and more streamlined. The new Archive Manager inside of Visual Studio enables you to easily package, sign, and directly ship your Android apps for ...
Today we are pleased to announce the public preview of the Azure Resource health history blade, a new feature that exposes up to 14 days of historical health information. Up until now, Resource health has helped customers reduce the time spent on troubleshooting ongoing problems, in particular reducing the time spent determining if the problem is caused by an event inside the Azure platform or by a problem in the application.
When you run a cloud-based load test, the load testing service automatically provisions the necessary machines (load agents) for generating the load to your application. Once the load test run has completed, these resources are torn down. This works well for the most part for a large set of customers.
This post was authored by the Azure Stack Team. We're excited to share that the second technical preview of Microsoft Azure Stack (TP2) is now available to explore, learn about, and prepare for the power of Azure Services in your datacenter. Read the announcement blog post on our Hybrid Cloud blog for details.