Handling production outages at Jedlix

Jedlix is the leading software platform for car-centric smart charging of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Europe. Jedlix teams up with BMW, Tesla, Renault and multiple energy partners to unlock the value of the flexibility of EVs charging process at scale, reduce the Total Cost of Ownership of the cars, and…

Running Kubernetes on Windows

When I started down this path I've had quite a few people ask me "WHY?? DEAR $DIETY WHY DO YOU WANT THIS?" Fair enough, given the whole ecosystem around containers and especially Docker and Kubernetes is largely focused on Linux and *nix's we are a .Net shop and…

Visualizing API landscape and health

Many people in recent years have jumped on the (micro) services bandwagon for many reasons. But, as with radioactively-spider-bitten-students, with great services come great responsibility... eh, well, observability. As more and more services are introduced into your landscape, it becomes more difficult to keep track if services are running. More…

VS2017 + Specflow = challenging!

This week I tried to set up a Specflow acceptance test project in one of the applications I'm working on. I already knew that Specflow support for netcore is work in progress. So thinking myself very clever, I created a project targeting net462 with the assumption that it would JustWorkTM…

Configure client time zone in Dockerized Splunk

When you use the official Splunk Docker container the default configuration is that the UI shows time in the UTC time zone. This can be quite confusing if you are not actually in that particular time zone (or deal with daylight saving time....) Fortunately Splunk allows you to select the…