Software Development

AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server – 2 Quick Fixes

This morning I ran into a couple of issues with my local installation of AppFabric (which I use for dev and testing) and figured I would post the quick solutions here in the hope that it may save you some time in the future. Issue #1 This was actually the issue that caused the second […]

AppFabric High Availability Cache Cluster on Windows Server 2012 Standard

Using AppFabric for Windows Server is a very solid choice for a distributed application cache back end for web farms. However when preparing to roll this out several weeks ago, I was met with an interesting problem: the High Availability features of AppFabric caching require you to be running Windows Server Enterprise edition or higher […]

Visual Studio Tools for Git + Default Source Control Provider

I’ve been test driving Microsoft’s awesome new Visual Studio Tools for Git for since it was announced on January 30 and decided to take the plunge and make it the default source control provider when creating a new project. The problem is that my aim was apparently off and I left “Team Foundation Version Control” […]

ZipArchives in .NET 4.5

I’ve been playing with the new (better? improved?) support for zip files in .NET 4.5 and ran into some issues recently where I couldn’t read the contents of an archive I had created or when I added entries to an archive, they never appeared. When I would create the archive using the ZipFile.CreateFromDirectory() method, everything […]

Git

I hate Git. That is all.

C# + XML, the Right Way

Every now and again (okay, frequently), I come across something that really makes me feel like a infant developer. I was working on a problem in an application and am planning to use an XML file to manage some custom config-ish things. Now I’ve done this many times before and was dreading my walk down […]

Telerik JustDecompile Awesomeness

If you’ve ever had the (dis?)pleasure of working with me, you know that I am a pretty big fan of the products of Telerik. JustCode and JustDecompile are two of my daily drivers (I didn’t realize until JustNow that the title of this blog, JustKarp, JustHappens to match the marketing names of Telerik’s productivity tools, I promise […]

TFS 11 Express Beta Error TF400030

The other day I received this error when attempting to open a Team Project from Team Foundation Server 11 Express: TF400030: The local metadata table could not be loaded because exclusive access could not be acquired. So I fired my Concordance of Microsoft Error Messages (Google) and was ready for a quick resolution: Your search […]

TFSBuild Queued Build Stalled and Can’t Be Deleted

I was playing with the TFS Community Build Extensions (http://tfsbuildextensions.codeplex.com/) with the new TFS11 Express Beta and ran into a situation where I had a build that was stalled and wouldn’t complete and couldn’t be stopped. I figured I would use my go-to solution and rebooted my workstation. I opened Visual Studio after my box […]

Visual Studio 11 Team Foundation Explorer Express Beta Error

I am test driving the new (awesome) Visual Studio 11 Team Foundation Explorer Express Beta; my initial review is that it is awesome (more to follow on this). However, I ran into an issue when installing it on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box (it installed just fine on a workstation). The install went smoothly […]