Prepare your App for Windows Azure! Create a custom Configuration Manager!

When you deploy an application to Windowes Azure, your application configuration cannot be changed cause it becomes part of the distributed package. So what can you do if you want to set some dynamic settings (i.e Connection String settings)? First of all you must use the ServiceDefinition.csdef file and add the …

SQL Azure Requires Clustered Indexes in all tables

Recently we performed some test against SQL Azure. We found that our system was throwing an exception cause SQL Azure requires a clustered index in each table (Wanna know why? ). So how can you find out what tables are causing the issue? The answer is simple, run the following query and you’ll have the list of …

netDumbster another .Net Fake SMTP server based on Dumbster

Today I’ve released netDumbster (http://netdumbster.codeplex.com/ ) netDumbster is a .Net Fake SMTP Server clone of the popular Dumbster (http://quintanasoft.com/dumbster/ ) netDumbster is based on the API of nDumbster (http://ndumbster.sourceforge.net/default.html ) and the nice C# Email Server (CSES) writen by …

Running Apache behind an IIS server. .Net Solution

Yesterday I had the challenge to redirect – rewrite an url from my public IIS7 server to an internal Apache server. For instance a request to http://www.mysite.com/app handled by IIS should be redirected (using a reverse proxy) to ; http://127.0.0.1:8080/app where the internal Apache is listening. Trying to configure …