Terminal Not Reading Input, C# and Visual Studio Code (C Sharp / C#)

I'm currently refreshing my knowledge skills of C# (C Sharp), starting with a work through of C# Programming (Mike McGrath) to help with my ASP.NET university project. On my desktop computer I'm using Visual Studio instead of Visual Studio Code (my preferred IDE for most languages), but on my ageing laptop Visual Studio takes an … Continue reading Terminal Not Reading Input, C# and Visual Studio Code (C Sharp / C#)

What Is The Difference Between Scaling Up And Scaling Out (Cloud)

One of the advantages of cloud infrastructure is the ability to scale infrastructure to meet demand. The options for scaling are: Scaling Up / Down Scaling Up / Down can also be referred to as vertical scaling and is when components within a single instance are increased or decreased. For example, adding more memory to … Continue reading What Is The Difference Between Scaling Up And Scaling Out (Cloud)

NIST: Definitions Of Cloud Computing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and in September 2011 NIST published a definition of Cloud Computing. The full definition / document (SP 800-145) can be read via the NIST webpage: https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/sp/800-145/final , however I am going to summarise parts of the document. Five … Continue reading NIST: Definitions Of Cloud Computing

Docker – Environment Variables, Env File & A Little Django (Python)

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Why Use Environment Variables? Whilst building my Django project I replaced several of the values within settings.py with an option for them to be read from environment variables, rather than storing them in plain text within settings.py. This change allows me to store the settings.py file within a source control repository (e.g. Git) and also … Continue reading Docker – Environment Variables, Env File & A Little Django (Python)

Geckodriver – Missing From Environment Path

Less a blog post and more a note to myself. After installing Geckodriver make sure to add it to the environment. The error message (or similar): "selenium.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: 'geckodriver' executable needs to be in PATH". Means its not been added to the environment. To add to the environment use the command: export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/geckodriver

Terraform and Azure (Infrastructure as Code) – Part 3

Part 1 of this series looked at setting up Terraform for use with Azure and then deploying some infrastructure. Part 2 looked at changing Azure subscriptions, inserting an SSH key in virtual machines and making the virtual machine run commands at creation. Backend Storage When I discussed using Terrform with AWS I made a blog … Continue reading Terraform and Azure (Infrastructure as Code) – Part 3