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.

Powershell module

Windows PowerShell is a Windows command-line shell designed especially for system administrators. Windows PowerShell includes an interactive prompt and a scripting environment that can be used independently or in combination. docs.microsoft.com We are building a system and need to transform-and-load … Continue reading

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Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of solving a growing number of use cases. As the heart of the Elastic Stack, it centrally stores your data so you can discover the expected and uncover the unexpected. … Continue reading

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Neo4j

I am added to a team that is using Neo4j as a datastore. After my last Neo4j experience I had to dust of my skills 🙄 I still don’t think in graphs but am getting there. We store metadata about … Continue reading

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Colouring with Google and Bing

We all know google is the synonym to searching (and finding) stuff on the internet. Microsoft has bing for this. Both platforms offer custom searching as an API. So developers can take advantage of the massive resources both companies have … Continue reading

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Setup Boot Camp with hyper-V support

For development I’m using Windows in a Parallels VM on my MacBook Pro. To use docker on Windows I need to enable Hyper-V. Parallels has an option called “nested virtualisation” where the guest OS can do virtualisation. For this you’ll … Continue reading

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A first look at IntelliTest

Looking into Visual Studio 2017 features I found that Pex was back in the form of IntelliTest. It was actually introduced in VS2015 but I’ve never seen it. Time to give it a spin. For this I use my Traffic … Continue reading

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Internet services that have a great free option

The internet has a lot of services. Most of them have a free or try-for-a-period option. After trying a service I decide about the paid options stay on the free tier or discard it. Below is a list of services … Continue reading

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