Recent blogposts

What is a servicebus?

The first time I read about the concept of a servicebus and saw the images, I could not figure out how it was supposed to work. The abstract perspective is like any component could just send messages to something that looked like a pipeline. Anyone i...

Microservices deployment

In the past we used to have monoliths. These were bad. Big balls of mud. Whenever we changed something, it was impossible to predict which part of the big ball of mud we might have broken. That's why microservices are so great. They aren't bug ball...

Creating Service Bus authorization rules with ARM errors out

Intro In my current project we use Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates to help with deployments across multiple subscriptions and environments. One of the elements of the ARM template is adding a couple of Shared Access Policies to enable Read an...

Alert on Login on Production environment

Almost one year ago, roadmap was ISO 27001 certified. This was a great feat for a startup of only a half a year old at that time. We weren’t entirely issue free of course, we had a couple of minors to fix, but only a couple. In general, we were in ...

SDN Presentations on batchjobs and microservices

Today I gave two presentations at an SDN Event in Zeist. An engineer (not the software kind) made a mistake somewhere and 5 minutes before the end of my first session on batch jobs and NServiceBus Sagas, the alarm in the building went off and directe...

Integrate 2016

I already knew it was quite some time ago since my last blog post, but man, more than 9 months since! Shame on me.The main reason I picked up blogging again is because there is so much going on in the integration space. This became especially vis...

BizTalk WCF-WebHttp adapter does not detect 500 error

Update 2016-11-17: Microsoft has fixed the bug in CU5 for BizTalk 2013 R2: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3121493Original post:For a project at my current client, we use a REST-based API to retrieve some data using the BizTalk 2013R2 ...

Unable to attach remote debugger after Visual Studio 2015 Update 2

As the title states: I was unable to attach the remote debugger (for instance to an Azure Web App) after installing Visual Studio 2015 Update 2. I got an error with something about invalid memory access or something like that.The solution is simp...

Unable to find specific NuGet packages after update

After updating Visual Studio 2015 (there was an update for GitHub Extensions, one for the NuGet Package Manager and, of course, there was Visual Studio 2015 Update 2) I tried to add the WindowsAzure.Storage NuGet package to a project I started about...

Exception with EF code first migrations

Just ran into an exception when running both update-database and add-migration in the Package Manager Console for an EF Code First project. The Exception read: The type initializer for 'System.Data.Entity.Migrations.DbMigrationsConfiguration`1' threw...