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Top 10 Greenfinch Blog Posts of 2016

Thank you for reading our blog in 2016 and we hope you will join us for more interesting articles in 2017. We’re taking a look back at our blog posts from last year and counting down our most read blog posts. Why not take a moment to read through our top 10 list, are there any that you missed?

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Data driven testing with Sahi for API’s using OAuth authentication

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In a boom of API use, we look at automating the testing of API endpoints that employ the OAuth Authorization protocol.

Post Author: Joaquin Aniorte Mora

 

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SLA: How many 9’s do I need?

SLA: How many 9’s do I need?

I recently had a conversation with a colleague regarding service level agreements and what kind of uptime SLAs we were required to provide or would recommend to some our customers.

Post Author: Eoin Campbell

 

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Azure Licks: Enabling Full-text Search on SQL Azure

Azure Licks: Enabling Full-text Search on SQL Azure

Utilising Full-text search in one of our solutions is a cool new feature we could roll out to our clients.

Post Author: Balázs Bónis

 

7

Solid Principles

Solid Principles

Because we have a number of development engineers spanning various levels of experience, we thought it would be appropriate to have a quick refresher course on SOLID with some practical examples in one of our lunchtime brown-bag sessions.

Post Author: Eoin Campbell

 

6

Debugging .NET Azure Cloud Service Worker Roles with WinDbg

Going deep: Debugging with WinDbg

How to debug managed .Net application on a low level, using WinDbg.

Post Author: Balázs Bónis

 

5

How to deploy Application Insights Status Monitor Preview on a Cloud

How to deploy Application Insights Status Monitor Preview on a Cloud

Microsoft provided documentation and scripts for the Visual Studio Online version of Application Insights, but this SDK is now deprecated; similar scripts for the new version are not yet available.

Post Author: Vasily Sliouniaev

 

4

SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machines

SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machines

In the past week, we’ve moved the user to a new SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition. Here are a few of the things we’ve learned along the way with regards setting up SQL Server and SSRS as standalone instances on Azure VMs.

Post Author: Eoin Campbell

 

3

Automated Deployment: PowerShell Script to Stop IIS Website

Automated Deployment: PowerShell Script to Stop IIS Website

One of our products contains an IIS web application which uses long-running threads to process background tasks. Unfortunately, this can make it a little tricky to deploy a new version of the product.

Post Author: Eoin O’Connor

 

2

Azure Licks: Using Redis cache with SignalR

Azure Licks: Using Redis cache with SignalR

We recently integrated SignalR into one of our Azure solutions to push notifications to users. For scaling out between multiple instances of roles, we facilitated Redis.

Post Author: Balázs Bónis

 

and our most read post of 2016 is ………..

 

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Xamarin Forms & Bluetooth LE

More and more we are seeing small low power devices being integrated with Bluetooth allowing users to control and interface with these peripherals via their phone.

Post Author: Ian Carey

 

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