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Analyzing your App Insights Data with the ELK stack

Application Insights is a telemetry and instrumentation offering that gives you a great out-of-box...

Author: Matt Evans - Visual Studio Date: 02/12/2015

Working around the Chrome Data Loading Bug in LightSwitch 2012 RC

With the RC release of LightSwitch 2012, some users have noticed data load (the "red x")...

Author: Matt Evans - Visual Studio Date: 06/25/2012

Introduction to the Lightswitch Weakly Typed API

The typical coding experience in a Lightswitch app revolves around the objects you've created --...

Author: Matt Evans - Visual Studio Date: 10/11/2010

WCF Binary Inspector, MS-NBFX, MS-NBFS

Fiddler is an indispensible tool for troubleshooting client/server communications, especially when...

Author: Matt Evans - Visual Studio Date: 03/05/2010

Enabling ASLR for memory savings?

There's not a lot of easy-to-come-by-knowledge on how ASLR works or what it does, so to save people...

Author: Matt Evans - Visual Studio Date: 08/21/2007

Axapta Document Management

I've recently become involved in testing the Document Management features in Axapta. This is a...

Author: Matt Evans - Visual Studio Date: 08/08/2007

HoeKey - Exactly what I needed

So I listen to music at work a bunch via headphones (here in Fargo, we've got cubes, not individual...

Author: Matt Evans - Visual Studio Date: 11/01/2005

iPod - Incompatable by Design.

A coworker here was thinking about getting an iPod Nano. My best friend ordered one the day they...

Author: Matt Evans - Visual Studio Date: 09/19/2005

Make SQL Server generate SQL for you using SELECT literals

Suppose that I've got an instance of SQL server setup for testing, and I've programmatically created...

Author: Matt Evans - Visual Studio Date: 11/23/2004

Don't trust user supplied data - Real World Example

Suppose I have a notion of a User Account in my application, and I want to allow 3rd parties to tie...

Author: Matt Evans - Visual Studio Date: 07/15/2004

The feature I just thought of has been there all along..

So I was thinking about something or other today and wanted to refresh my mind on the details of it....

Author: Matt Evans - Visual Studio Date: 06/28/2004

Mac OS X - when it doesn't "just work"

My wife, mother in law, father in law, and sister in law all grew up using Macs. I grew up using...

Author: Matt Evans - Visual Studio Date: 06/21/2004