Archive for November 2015

Short URL implementation with WebAPI
Simple URL shortening web service implementd with WebAPI
Today there are multiple URL shortening solution available online for free. However, there is always need to have some existing funtionalities in the house for various reasons. This functionality can be easily achieved with different approaches... read more
IP address to octets split in TSQL
Split IP addresse into octets in SQL Server
In case you need to handle IP addresses in SQL, they are not much useful as string values. To do anything with them rather then just storing and retrieving (checking the ranges for example) you need to split IP address to segments (octets). The following is modified method I run into online. ... read more
Debugging Windows Service application with console in C#
An easier way to debug and develop Windows Services
Developing Windows Service might a a real headache since you do not have any visual part to see the output. Even if you want to rely on Visual Studio debugger you need to install the service, stop it (if already running), deploy, start the service from Windows MMC and finally hook up Visual Studio to the running service process. Whooh, a lot of things to be done just to start debugging and you have to do it every time you want to start your debugging session (of course not including install every time obviously). ... read more
Non blocking writing to console in C#
Write message to console without blocking current thread
The fast and most commonly used method to debug code is for sure using console applications. Since main operations are reading input and writing output, it does not take much to set it up and start debugging your code. One more reason for using console application is to test the performance... read more