Moving your SQL database to and from Azure

For a project I needed to have a copy of a SQL database we already migrated to Azure for testing purposes. The customer sent in a support call for an issue while importing data and because I couldn't reproduce the issue (ofcourse ;-) in our testing environment, it had something…

Learning functional programming and F#

Because I'm enjoying my vacation at home, I have some time in the garden to finally learn about functional programming. I know it has been around for some time and I have sniffed at it some times before. After some discussions and presentations at the internal knowledge events at our…

TDD and BDD -style automated testing Javascript in Visual Studio

At NForza we take code quality and testing seriously. So when we need to build a front-end application with JavaScript we als want to test it. And because we use Visual Studio for development I want the tests to run from there. So how can we accomplish that? Well, there…

Javascript as Universal Language on the Microsoft Platform

On April, 16th I did a session on Javascript on the Microsoft Platform during the Microsoft Techdays 2014 event. You can watch it here (it's in Dutch, sorry): Channel 9 Video Slides are available here: http://www.slideshare.net/ronaldharmsen/javascript-34031952…

OneNote 2013 trouble: OneNote needs a password to sync this notebook.

This morning when I opened OneNote 2013 on my development machine I got this warning: When I tried to click, there is no action... Trying to login again, no result... WTF! This is a major productivity issue for me, because I work with OneNote on several projects to keep track…

The next version of JavaScript: ES6 Harmony

I was reading up on the next version of Javascript, called by several names: ES6 (EcmaScript 6), ES.next, Harmony etc. The official name is EcmaScript 6 or ES6 for short. It offeres improved support for larger JavaScript applications, by adding classes, typing, modules, lambda expressions, default values for parameters…