Category Archives: Blog

I started this blog back on 9 May 2015 with the idea to use this as a reference tool for myself to document technologies and issues that me and my team experienced in the work place. The blog has become one of my main resources when it comes to educating the individuals in my team. Without planning for it the blog became a very good representation of my skills, knowledge, technologies and experience.

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Writing my own Xonix game.

A few months ago I took on a little side project to try and write my own version of a classic game from the 80’s – Xonix. I have worked on and off on it since then, more off than on and spent a total of 7 days on it. This little game has given… Read More »

Category: Fun

What is Docker?

Docker is the latest technology to hit the I.T. industry but what is it? Before the realization of the cloud every software company had to develop their own method to deploy their software. This was costly to do and took up many resources and time. Docker is a standardized method to deploy software using containers.… Read More »

Read Google chrome SAML cookies.

Recently I had to investigate for a situation where a user would sign into a Google chrome account and a desktop application on the same machine had to somehow pick up the cookie and use it to communicate to web services, very similar to Cross browser \ application SSO. 

The hidden monolith.

The hidden monolith I decided to start an article based on the “Hidden monolith”. Micro-services are the latest architecture style that everyone is employing. Often companies hear the new buzz word “Micro services” and say – “We must do that” … and when you start to analyze their system you realize… they got it a… Read More »

Memory leak within WCF?

Memory leak within WCF? So yesterday my team had to trace a possible memory issue within our application. We used the built in memory tools within Visual Studio and identified that the ‘leak’ was within our WCF infrastructure. What was strange was that the problem came from the System.ServiceModel.Channels.BufferManager which is native .net code… So how… Read More »