Monday, March 13, 2017

Test Resources

Testing Strategies in a Microservice Architecture - outstanding and applicable to monolithic applications also

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Knockout Resources

KnockoutJS Home - Live example, extensive documentation, interactive tutorials, download, etc.
Steven Sanderson's blog on KnockoutJS - the author of Knockout - for the latest in information on knockout follow this blog
Stackoverflow forum - very active forum to ask questions on; typically get response in minutes or hours.
Google Group - quite active forum to ask questions on; typically get response in hours.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

DDoS Attack (Denial of Service Attack)

Did you know?

Click here to get a visualization or data on what are the major denial of service attacks that are happening right now or in the past.

Click here For the latest news on DDos Attacks

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mapping a drive to Windows using Powershell

I recently wanted to test an installer, but it required that I have an E drive (like the server does). I could modify the install configuration, but that requires I make that change each time I want to test the installer. Instead, I want an E drive on my pc. I don't have an extra drive and I didn't want to repartition or resize the partition, etc to create a real drive. I figured out that I can create a drive letter using a mapped drive that points to a path on my local c drive. I need to run the installer in Powershell as administrator so creating a mapped drive through Windows UI won't help me since it is not accessible when running Powershell as Administrator.

The solution to the problem is actually quite easy. The secret is to create the mapped drive before I run the installer (in the Powershell session that is running as Adminstrator) using a Powershell command as shown below.

New-PSDrive –Name “E” –PSProvider FileSystem –Root “\\mylaptop\c$\E_Drive” –Persist

In this example I created a directory called E_Drive on my c drive to act as the E drive. The name doesn't matter.

Now at the Powershell prompt I can access the E drive as if it is an actual drive.