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…

Don't be PASVe with Docker

Today I've had the interesting challenge to help Ester trying to figure out why a Specflow test wasn't behaving as it should. Of course the test ran fine in the CI pipeline but locally, no joy. Some background The application that this test is for generates a file from data…

NDC Oslo - Conference day 1 - part 2

All right, a bit of sleep and a lot of coffee, NDC day 2 is about to kick off so I've got a little bit of time to continue with the recap of day 1. When feature flags go bad This talk by Edith Harbaugh (@Edith_H) followed nicely on…