I’ve tripped over this on 2 machines now and end up at the same out of date StackOverflow post, so maybe this will help someone else. Python 3.5, not 3.6, I had that wrong initially Situation When you try to print a string with a Unicode character to the console on Windows in Python, you […]
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We have talked about doing this at work for a while, so I finally sat down this weekend and tried to make a list of C# features that the team could share. We intend to use this to help gauge who the best people are to ask questions in different areas (C# isn’t our only […]
Hi, A quick post for anyone else who has been literally dying from a lack of sleep trying to workout something that should be fairly simple. Quick background: I got interested in Web API after I decided to build a friend a simple booking website driven by HTML5, jquery and originally an ASP.NET/c# .NET 4 […]
How’s it going folks, thought I’d get another post written up before I switch over to video logs in the future (watch this space). So I don’t really need to do a big introduction to Windows 10, there was a lot of buzz going about the internet not least due in part to the upgrade […]
Recently I’ve had the opportunity to review a number of different parallel C# methods that were performing work over a collection of items. Nearly all of them have used ++ to increment parent or global variables from inside threaded contexts. Unfortunately the ++ operator is not guaranteed to be threadsafe in C#. So let’s take […]
Xml, as we all know, has a drawback, being the potential growth in size, characteristical to the format , especially when dealing with complex types and collections of complex types. Let’s take a look at a classic example, taken from Wikipedia.
This week I’m starting a new series on “Real World Azure”. These are stories or issues I have run into while working with Azure in the “Real World”. Today we’re looking at a bug in the Azure API for Queue Services that appears to have been around for at…
This is one of those things that I only need once every several months and always forget how to do. Working with custom XML in Visual Studio is a whole lot easier with intellisense. Schema errors are highlighted, enumerated values are displayed, and the amount of typing goes from full tag names to just a few characters followed by tab to complete.
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One of the problems with MS Access is that it allows you to do a lot of things that you really should not do, for example adding formats to tables. Here is why adding formats to tables is a bad idea.
1. Create a table
The basic Azure Worker Role consists of a run method, an endless loop, and a sleep statement. Earlier this week, Magnus Martensson walked through implementing a more sophisticated wait object than the generic Thread.Sleep call. Which reminded me of a problem inherent in the basic Microsoft template.
Every exit is a crash.