Microsoft’s two major development platforms, .NET Framework and .NET Core, have converged in .NET 6, with major changes to .NET SPA web application development. You can hit F5 and be confident that everything just works, however, I couldn’t help spending some time digging into what’s going on under the hood…Continue reading
Can you make a Raspberry Pi Security Camera?
This weekend’s geeky challenge: Making a Raspberry Pi Security Camera. TL;DR – Here’s a basic, practically-ready-to-deploy, open-source Raspberry Pi security camera. Brief Mostly because I’m cheap (but partly to reduce the scope and therefore increase chance of success) I added a few constraints: Periodic still image capture is OK (streamingContinue reading
Running an ASP.NET Core 2.0 app on Raspbian Stretch Linux on a Raspberry Pi with HTTPS
Today’s challenge: Serve a public API over HTTPS from a Raspberry Pi. I’ll follow up with an article about containerising the app and running it from docker on the Pi. This article is a fast-paced guide to getting started without stopping to dwell on the details. Some details will beContinue reading
aspnetcore.dll failed to load. The data is the error
This morning, while trying to debug our big ol’ web project in Visual Studio 2015 I encountered a problem – it held me up for a while so I wanted to quickly blog about the solution in case it hits you too. When hitting F5 to start debugging, Chrome launchedContinue reading
Learn to Code (An Intermission): Code.org
The founders of Facebook, Microsoft, Dropbox, Twitter and many more top tech companies have provided their voices and recognisable fizzogs to this latest video from Code.org. Code.org promotes the principle that nobody is born with the ability to code, or play basketball, or drive a racing car: it is aContinue reading
Oracle Appeals Google’s Java Win. What’s next for Dalvik?
This week, Oracle appealed Google’s win at the patent trial over the Java application programming interface (API) being used in the Android operating system. In a new document published this week (PDF), Oracle’s lawyers start by introducing a character called Ann Droid. And then tell a story about Ann ripping offContinue reading
Learn to Code: Chapter 2 – Black Tie Function
This is the third part of my Learn to Code series. The previous part is here: Chapter 1 – Meet Bob. See Bob. See Bob Run. Run Bob, Run! We last spoke about making Bob run 5 miles. We were going to do that by performing an action –Continue reading
Learn to Code: Chapter 1 – Meet Bob
This is the second part of a series of articles called Learn to Code. Click here to go to Chapter 0, “Wax on, Wax off”. Learn to Code Well done. You’re now a World class programmer! And you’ve been given a brief by your customer who wants you toContinue reading