Author Archives: Nithin Shenoy

AppFabric v1.1 Installer Hates You

[Blogging this because we’ve hit this a few times at work in the past 3 months] If all attempts for installing AppFabric v1.1 fail with the ever helpful 1603, look in your %TEMP%\AppServerSetup1_1_CustomActions(datestring).log file [where datestring is the last time … Continue reading

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Better Workaround for AppFabric Cache’s Tracing Hatred

As a follow up from my last post, here’s a simple extension method to forcibly restore the default trace listener every time you invoke an AppFabric Caching Administration Management cmdlet. It’s not the prettiest code, but it’s functional:

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AppFabric DataCacheServerLogManager Hates Your Trace.WriteLines

I like to fill my test code with TONS of logging. I log damn near everything because I hate it when the team has to waste time answering, “Can you get me a repro?” when we can just peruse the … Continue reading

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Migrating TFS shelvesets to another branch

I keep forgetting how to do this, so I’m posting it so I don’t have to keep Googling this with Bing every time: tfpt unshelve “[shelveset name]” /migrate /source:”$/serverpath/branch1″ /target:”$/serverpath/branch2″

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FusLogVw and ILDasm to the Rescue

I spent a bunch of time helping out one of my devs yesterday with a problem that arose from an absolutely trivial change. Isn’t that how all debugging sessions start? “It was a simple change, I don’t understand why these … Continue reading

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No time to read? Then start a book club! O_o

It’s been really tough lately to find the time to read. I am not usually an avid reader. When I do read, it takes me for fricken ever to finish a book. With 2 small kids at home (one is … Continue reading

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Born to Test?

There are those random times where you find a bug and think, “Damn, I was born to test!” The other day I found a bug where this was the case – quite literally… At Mimeo.com, we have a set of … Continue reading

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