Fault tolerance

One of my favourite talks from Qcon this year was Fault tolerance made easy by Uwe Friedrichsen. Uwe’s talk about fault tolerance had a big impact on me (a similar presentation can be seen here and I implore you to watch it). Uwe’s presentation was largely based around the book Release It! which I have since picked up to read myself. I am only half way through and already I would state this is in my top 3 professional books.…

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Skype attacks IIS

We are currently developing an IIS hosted .NET application at work. Eventually the whole app will be hosted through HTTPS so for now we are doing a lot of the development this way too, thus our local development servers are configured for HTTPS over port 443. One of the devs on the project was setting up their machine yesterday and kept getting the following error in IIS when starting their website: “The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.…

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