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Lessons learnt from the world of Software Development, Object Oriented Design and .NET Architecture.

Kendo UI versus jQuery UI | Posted on by Anuj Varma

This is an (ongoing) compilation of some Kendo UI features (mainly GRID related) that have helped me save time (over doing it with jQuery UI) Offline Data Persistence InLine Grid Editing Offline Persistence Your kendo grid still displays data in … Continue reading

Cloud Hosting Options | Posted on by Anuj Varma

An ongoing comparison of the various options available for small to mid-size apps Managed Cloud Hosting DigitalOcean Heroku Self managed Cloud Hosting AWS Azure Google Cloud

Getting started with IaaS on Google Cloud | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Create a project in the Google Cloud Platform Console. Projects enable you to manage all Google Cloud Platform resources for your app, including deployment, access control, billing, and services. Open the Cloud Platform Console. In the drop-down menu at the … Continue reading

SSL versus SSH and sFTP versus FTP | Posted on by Anuj Varma

  There are two different types of secure file transfer protocols which are in widespread use: Firstly, there is an enhancement to standard FTP (as defined in RFC 959), which uses the same FTP commands (and protocol) over secure sockets, … Continue reading

Cloud as a supercomputer | Posted on by Anuj Varma


Containers in the Cloud | Posted on by Anuj Varma


GroupBy in LINQ | Posted on by Anuj Varma

The group clause enables you to group your results based on a key that you specify. For example you could specify that the results should be grouped by the City so that all customers from London or Paris are in … Continue reading

Some options for load testing web applications | Posted on by Anuj Varma

These two tools are commonly used for load testing web applications. 1. Fiddler (free) 2. Visual Studio Ultimate – Web Performance Test Editor (comes with VS Ultimate) Fiddler is really easy to get started with.  There are several online videos. … Continue reading

The benefits of Agile Development | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Why Agile? Agility avoids disasters before they happen.  Two key aspects of agile development: Software is in an always ‘releasable’ state (working prototype). Test Driven development catches bugs before they make it out of the development environment. Requirements change – even … Continue reading

Azure – Failed to Create Virtual Machine | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Usually, Azure gives meaningful messages when a VM creation fails. However, for a while, I was getting a non-descript error message Failed to Create Virtual Machine xyz…(clicking on details also gave the same message) This happened whether I tried creating … Continue reading