Author Archives: erictummers

About erictummers

My work as a recruited developer changes almost every month. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.

Load environment variables in dotnet Core 1.1 hosted in IIS

On our webserver we plan to move configuration to environment variables. We can set those environment variables in our Powershell Dsc script. But the website does not pick up the environment variables. There is an issue on github (#1864) that … Continue reading

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Seq dashboard

We’re using seq for logging the completion of an import. To monitor the progress of importing a lot of file we’ve created a dashboard in seq. The log entries are identified by having a property (uuid) and a date / … Continue reading

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Manage windows service with asp.net core webapi

We’re building a webapi for our administrators. One of the features is stopping and starting a windows service on the webserver the webapi is hosted on. We needed to allow our application pool user to manage the windows service. For … Continue reading

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Seq

Seq creates the visibility you need to quickly identify and diagnose problems in complex applications and microservices. Empower your team to build better software by centralizing, searching, and alerting on structured application logs. https://getseq.net Image source https://getseq.net Every project we … Continue reading

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Serilog

Image courtesy of Ricardo Gomez Angel / unsplash.com https://www.nuget.org/packages/serilog With Serilog we can log with named properties. The advantage is that processing of the log(file) is no longer needed as it is already structured. You can stil output plain text … Continue reading

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Cannot upload task attachment file

We run Pester tests during our tfs release. The output is published as test results and saved to the log files. To save the output.xml to the log file we use task.uploadfile from azure pipeline tasks. This task failed because … Continue reading

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Mojave update without issues

My macbook downloaded the Mojave update and presented the question: to update or not to update? TLDR: no issues on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) except for Little Snitch 3 which is incompatible and I had to upgrade … Continue reading

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