I play to learn. My latest test was educational, and I’m sharing it in case others encounter it.
I ran into problems while playing around with Premium blob storage. I was testing blob storage, comparing performance between Regular and Premium storage, while uploading a 5 MB file. I found my error. I was trying to use block blobs on Premium storage, and only Page Blobs are permitted. But I did not realize that at first. Here was my diagnostic path, with errors to help others who may make the same mistake and search for the errors.
You have a new website, but it uses a URL entry that is not yet public, or it is public, but it points to a different IP than the one that will be there when you go live. Yet you MUST test the site using the exact host name. What do we do? (more…)
I just bought a new SSD (Solid State Drive). It’s a Samsung 850 EVO – 500 GB from MicroCenter.
OMG! I had no idea how fast it could be.
If you are an office worker who needs lots of screen space, then I can recommend the LG 34″ Curved Widescreen IPS LCD Monitor. I just got one and it is amazing. It has a nice crisp resolution, and the width is great for a software developer. But it would be equally useful for someone who needed to see several documents side-by-side or someone who deals with large Excel spreadsheets.
The curved screen is kind of nice. It’s a mild curve. Not radical. And it does seem to make it easier to view. (more…)
I finally fulfilled a long-time dream. I got a computer that’s fast for a software developer. It loads Visual Studio 15 Preview and my sample web application, all in 15 seconds. And builds it in 5 seconds. If most of your day consists of loading visual studio, loading solutions, and building them, you want those things to happen fast.
I am finally content with the performance of my development machine … for now :)
Here is how I did it. (more…)