17 Sep 2016

Passwordless Backup with Synology DiskStation

The network attached storage appliances from Synology, called DiskStation, are great backup devices. They come in various sizes and don’t need much maintenance. The only thing that is a bit annoying is the password prompt whenever I
10 Sep 2016

Allowing Self-Signed Certificates on Localhost with Chrome and Firefox

HTTPS for web applications is soon no longer an option, but a must-have. When you develop your application on your local machine, you may want to use a self-signet certificate. They cost you nothing and tools like
30 Mar 2016

Fixing Unicode Characters When Using DbUp

DbUp is a great tool to manage your database migrations. As I wrote here, it’s simple and easy to use. However, when it comes to edge cases like the German umlauts, that simplicity can have its downside.
29 Feb 2016

How to Verify the integrity of a Downloaded File – on Windows, Mac & Linux

When you move files over a network, then there is always the possibility of something going wrong. Even when no error is reported, the file may be corrupt or incomplete. To be sure that everything is correct,
27 Dec 2015

Simple Database Migrations with DbUp

Keeping your database up-to-date with your code is an important task. There are many different approaches and even more tools to support you. However, they often come with a price you may not be willing to pay.
9 Nov 2015

Solving Connection Problems in Bower and Git

I’m still new to the world of Node.js, Bower and Gulp. When I run into an error I often don’t know if it was my fault or if the environment is in shambles. A few days ago
30 Aug 2015

Not just for Newbies: The CodeNewbie Podcast

This summer I could finally catch up with many podcasts I wanted to listen to. To hear different perspectives is a great opportunity to rethink what you are doing and discover new possibilities. One of the new
30 Jun 2015

NDC Oslo 2015: Great & Inspiring

The NDC 2015 in Oslo was once more a blast. Two days of pre-conference workshops followed by 3 days of a content-packed conference with up to 10 parallel tracks resulted in an incredible learning opportunity. This year
30 May 2015

How to fix Authentication Problems for Visual Studio Online & Git

Visual Studio Online is a great service for developers. Not only do you get a whole Team Foundation Server for free, you also get a place to host your private Git repositories. As long as you use
29 Apr 2015

Enter the Flow with Music to Code By

Working in the flow feels great. You are fully immersed and can spend hours focused on one single goal. However, it’s not that easy to get into this state of mind. Some use a form of meditation