Vagrant Hostsupdater Requires Admin

VagrantPress and VVV use the Vagrant::Hostsupdater plugin to allow you to access your development WordPress sites at a friendlier URL (e.g. instead of http://localhost:8080). On Windows machines, the plugin updates the file at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts, but modifying this files requires admin access. Continue reading Vagrant Hostsupdater Requires Admin

Flush Async Output Events

The System.Diagnostics.Process class provides the options to retrieve all output from an external process after it has completed, or to retrieve events containing the output as the execution occurs. The option to receive asynchronous output events is useful in scenarios where you need to provide user feedback or log the output when timeouts occur.

When receiving asynchronous output events, you must ensure that the external process has completed when you want to make sure that you get all the output. Continue reading Flush Async Output Events

KENS Structured Logging Slides

Last month I gave a presentation on using Serilog, Elasticsearch and Kibana for logging from an application. You can see the slides from that presentation below. I’ve had a lot of success with this trio lately. It has provided a lot of details about what is going on in my application that would have been more difficult to obtain before.

Good Habits for Structured Logging with Serilog

Below is a collection of good habits I’ve identified in my recent experiences with structured logging. The code examples are specific to Serilog, but the ideas can be applied to other structured logging tool sets (my stack of choice for .NET projects is Serilog, Elasticsearch and Kibana). Got your own structured logging practices to contribute? Share them on Twitter! Continue reading Good Habits for Structured Logging with Serilog