In this blog post I am going to look Azure Load Testing, using it to test how much my web application can take before it breaks. I am currently hosting my Flask (Python) web application within Microsoft Azure. Orignally I tried to go with the cheapest compute option I could find as this project is … Continue reading Azure Load Testing (Azure)
The Program Development Life Cycle (PDLC) consists of the following stages: Analyse the problemAnalyse and define the problem, check and understand that the problem is clearly defined. What are the inputs /outputs, process steps, logic, rules and requirements.Design the solution (program)Design the solution using tools such as flow charts and pseudo-code.Code the programUse appropriate tooling … Continue reading Program Development Life Cycle (PDLC)
Agile makes me think of the agile attribute used in role playing or when discussing comic book characters (e.g. Spider-Man). Agile in Software Engineering, and business, terms is very similar in that it is a mindset that helps deliver small incremental changes quickly. Like Spider-Man using several small quick jumps / web swings to get … Continue reading What is Agile?
During a recent administrative task I needed to make a list of all members of a local group on a Microsoft Windows device. Originally I opened up Computer Management and started scrolling through the group. Physically writing down each member would take some time and I prefer the command line approach. A quick (and quite … Continue reading Exporting Local Group Members (Windows)
Five decades of video game fun is heading back to the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) for Summer 2022. I've previously blogged about Power UP (back in 2018), and made a short YouTube video when I visited in 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qm6d90tVt4 Sadly the last two years (2020, 2021) reduced my visits to tech events … Continue reading Power UP Is Back For 2022!
It's been a while since my last personal update (October 2021) so I think it's about time for one. Degree Apprenticeship Over the autumn I completed the module around Cloud Solutions and Architectures. I've been a cloud user for a years now, with experience of a few cloud environments and a few different ways to … Continue reading Personal Update – April 2022
A .intunewin file is used with Microsoft's Intune to deploy Windows applications to Microsoft Windows devices managed by Intune, as an alternative to using apps from the Microsoft Store (i.e., for applications not available in the store). Creating A .intunewin File Microsoft provide a tool called "IntuneWinAppUtil.exe" that is used to create .intunewin files. The … Continue reading What Is A .intunewin File And How To Create One
Symmetric encryption uses the same key to encrypt and decrypt information. Symmetric encryption is generally faster than asymmetric encryption. However, it has the issue of finding a secure method of sharing the key (e.g., password) for the encryption so that it may be used. Symmetric encryption includes: Block ciphers such as AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), … Continue reading Security: Symmetric / Asymmetric Encryption (Notes)
At the beginning of 2021 our household invested in a Ring doorbell. It's a pretty good device but in the early hours of 7th December something happened (possibly related to the AWS outage) and the doorbell decided that it no longer wanted to connect to the wi-fi network it's been using for months. This was … Continue reading Ring Doorbell 3 Fails To Connect To Wi-Fi
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#)