Test Driving AppHarbor – A Walkthrough and Review

by Oliver 15. March 2013 20:50

For some time now, I've wanted to check out AppHarbor, a cloud service to host .NET applications that includes a build environment, executes tests and deploys successful builds to one or more app servers. They use Amazon's cloud computing infrastructure as their backend. The smallest package is free... [More]

Test Driving AppHarbor – A Walkthrough and Review

by Oliver 15. March 2013 20:50

For some time now, I've wanted to check out AppHarbor, a cloud service to host .NET applications that includes a build environment, executes tests and deploys successful builds to one or more app servers. They use Amazon's cloud computing infrastructure as their backend. The smallest package is free... [More]

Automatic Deployment of a New Discoverize Portal

by Oliver 11. March 2013 15:02

This is a technical post about how we automatically deploy new portals that will be run by our own portal software discoverize. After filling in and submitting our portal creation form we do the following: Save the entered information into /App_Data/<PortalName>/portal.xml Trigger the Tea... [More]

SQL Server Compact timed out waiting for a lock

by Oliver 28. January 2013 14:26

Today, I faced the exception mentioned in the post title: SQL Server Compact timed out waiting for a lock. The default lock time is 2000ms for devices and 5000ms for desktops. The default lock timeout can be increased in the connection string using the ssce: default lock timeout property. (Plus some... [More]

SQL Server Compact timed out waiting for a lock

by Oliver 28. January 2013 14:26

Today, I faced the exception mentioned in the post title: SQL Server Compact timed out waiting for a lock. The default lock time is 2000ms for devices and 5000ms for desktops. The default lock timeout can be increased in the connection string using the ssce: default lock timeout property. (Plus some... [More]

My Visual Studio 2010 Extensions and Favorite Commands

by Oliver 10. January 2013 08:58

Highlight all occurrences of selected word – by an extension by the same name (“Highlight all occurrences of selected word”) How to use: double-click on a word and see on the left margin where and how often the same word occurs in the current document. Usage frequency: often. Collapse all project... [More]

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Using @Html.CheckBox() with a dynamic value

by Oliver 19. November 2012 21:09

I’ve just spent much more time than I’d want on figuring out why the following code wouldn’t give me a checked checkbox, even when I set the ViewModel.Value to true: public class ViewModel { public string Name { get; set; } public dynamic Value { get; set; } ... [More]

Wie verschicke ich Emails an mehrere Empfänger?

by Oliver 2. November 2012 12:08

Der Ärger Heute Morgen erhielt ich eine Email, die eine Veranstaltung bewarb, von der ich weder irgendetwas zuvor gehört hatte, noch hatte ich um solche Werbung gebeten. Überraschend war deswegen für mich vor allem der Umstand, dass der Absender mich mit Vor- und Nachnamen ansprach: Nun, Herr Fr... [More]

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ASP.NET WebForms Application Event Life Cycle

by Oliver 8. October 2012 23:56

For a long time, I kept looking at the possible application events here: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/working-with-the-aspnet-globalasax-file/5771721. It’s been a valuable resource many times, but today I wanted to figure out in which order events are fired. The post actually contains an orde... [More]

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Everything has stopped working

by Oliver 5. October 2012 22:21

Everything is a great little tool I use almost every day to quickly find files or folders by (part of) their name. I have it start up automatically after login, so when I need it it instantly returns all results it finds on disk. And with instantly I really mean INSTANTLY. Ever since I’ve started us... [More]

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shades-of-orange.com code blog logo I'm a software developer at teamaton. I code in C# and work with MVC, Orchard, SpecFlow, Coypu and NHibernate. I enjoy beach volleyball, board games and Coke.