Mark Coleman

SXSW'14 Day 1

SXSW'14 Day 1

This post is a day late, however better late than never.

Wholly Burgers

The day started off at Wholly Burgers for some breakfast. I randomly found this place after a simple google search looking for breakfast in Austin. I arrived after a walk and asked them what is good for breakfast and decided on the French Toast. In what . . .

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March 09, 2014

Arriving to Austin

Day Zero of SXSW

I went to SXSW last year and had a great time experiencing all that SXSW has to offer. When it came around to "what conferences would you like to go to?" time at work I said, "I would like to go back to SXSW!" From the twitter sphere sxsw might be old hat for some, but for me it is a chance to learn new things, talk to new . . .

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March 06, 2014

My First Azure Mobile Service for iOS

Recently I have been exploring and learning as much as I can regarding azure. So far I learned how to build a vm in the cloud, perform some load testing, and deploy a website via git. Next up on my list is to learn about Mobile Services. First thing I am going to learn is how to configured it and create a sample iOS project that stores and . . .

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March 02, 2014

Installing Octopus Deploy

Adventures in automated deployment

Now that I have two VMs setup inside of azure it is time to install Octopus Deploy to begin my attempt at automated deployment. I am going to show the basic steps I went through to see if I can figure things out without reading my documentation (for now).

Install The Server

License and download

The first thing have . . .

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February 26, 2014

My First Azure VM

It was easy!

Recently I began doing some preliminary research on Octopus Deploy for automated deployment of our .net application. With the nature of deployment I thought it might be interesting to set up an environment with a few servers to see how this all works together. Because of this idea I don't feel like doing this myself, maybe I can leverage . . .

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February 26, 2014

Capture Errors in iOS with RayGun

.Net developer tries to get Raygun working in iOS

As you might know I am a .net developer with a recent love of JavaScript and AngularJs. At my job we also built two mobile applications which caused us to jump on the Objective-C and Java bandwagon to support iOS and Android. (Xamarin looks awesome and we need to try it out soon). With that being said we are receiving complaints that are app . . .

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February 25, 2014

Load Testing In The Cloud

Visual Studio Online and TFS makes this process easy.

Recently I attended an event discussing how to leverage Azure for development and test scenarios. The event was presented at a high level and covered topics like setting up virtual machines, creating cloud services, web roles, worker roles, and a bit on visual studio online. The one topic presented about visual studio online was load testing . . .

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February 21, 2014