Friday, October 16, 2009

X.509 Certs for WCF Development

If you're a WCF developer and you need to build a secure service, you'll need certs for your workstation. If you're working for a bigger company, you may need multiple certs to mirror your production environment more closely.

If you're not sure how to create self-signed, trusted certs on Windows, check this out:

How to: Create Temporary Certificates for Use During Development

MSDN FTW!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Setting timeouts for the ruby SOAP library

This post helped me with setting the connect_timeout, receive_timeout, and send_timeout attributes for the ruby SOAP client. Make sure to read the first comment!

The timeout is specified in seconds. You can use a decimal number to set sub-second timeouts.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kill annoying Postgresql NOTICE messages when running Rake

If you use Postgresql for your Rails development, and if you reset your local database a lot, then you may appreciate this tip.


  1. Edit your postgresql.conf file

  2. Un-comment the client_min_messages setting

  3. Lower it from notice to warning

  4. Restart postgresql



No more annoying NOTICE messages.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My RIA Can Beat Up Your RIA

I'm at CodeMash 2009 in wonderful Sandusky, Ohio.

The Day 0 panel discussion was about Rich Internet / Interaction Applications. For about 1 hour, 4 panelists debated which RIA platform is the best. They concluded that it's a waste of time debating which RIA platform is the best. I can't say if the bottle of bourbon they polished off while debating influenced their conclusion.