22 Oct 2016

Importing Repositories into GitHub

A few days ago I moved my private Git repositories from Bitbucket to GitHub. I expected a manual workflow with a local clone of my old repository, adding then new repository as a remote and then pushing
12 Oct 2016

DbUp: Fixing Timeouts in Slow Scripts

Slow network connections and long running scripts aren’t a good combination. The result will often be a timeout, that most likely will not be solved with a retry. When you use DbUp a quick fix for that
9 Oct 2016

Reopen the Last Closed Tab in your Browser

Multiple tabs in a web browser are great. If they persist a restart of your browser, you quickly use them as a read-later list. In such a case you don’t want to close the wrong tab. Unfortunately,
25 Sep 2016

/etc/hosts on Windows and Mac

The /etc/hosts (or hosts file) is a small text file that maps (domain-) names to IP addresses. It’s especially helpful when you want to use an easy to remember name for a computer in your home network.
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