Accessing RabbitMQ Management UI of .NET Microservices Sample Reference Application eShopOnContainers

Analyzing Microsoft’s .NET Microservices Sample Reference Application eShopOnContainers, I also wanted to see what happens on the message bus used by the ‘local’ setup running on Docker Desktop. In this setup, the application is using RabbitMQ. Access the RabbitMQ Login Page Getting to the login page of the local container …

Failed Unit Tests fixed in .NET Microservices Sample Reference Application eShopOnContainers

Running the unit tests of Microsoft’s .NET Microservices Sample Reference Application eShopOnContainers, some of them failed. I’m happy I was able to contribute to the project by fixing the root cause of the failure of the tests MarketingScenarios.Set_new_user_location_and_get_location_campaign_by_user_id and IntegrationEventsScenarios.Post_update_product_price_and_catalog_and_basket_list_modified. See the corresponding issues #1403 and #1404 on GitHub for …

First Pull Request for Microsoft’s Microservices Sample Reference Application eShopOnContainers merged

Having Microsoft’s .NET Microservices Sample Reference Application eShopOnContainers started the first time on my local machine, I was not able to login. Looking at the already reported issues, I noticed that this was a known error. Also, the solution was known. Back in 2018, it was reported on GitHib that …

Remove Login/Logout Link from WordPress’ Sidebar Meta Widget

WordPress’ default sidebar meta widget contains a link to the login page. Following the “security by obscurity approach to prevent others to try to login to my WordPress instance (in this case ignoring the recommendation that system security should not depend on the secrecy of the implementation or its components), …

Mark external Links using CSS and SVG

Having usually several external links in my posts, I wanted to follow the trend to mark them. To be more precisely, I wanted to mark all links that will open a new browser window or tab, regardless of whether the link refers to a different site or to another post. …

Attempt to create a Virtual Machine with one Resource Group only in Microsoft Azure

After analyzing the results of creating a virtual machine in Micosoft Azure without planning it, I created a plan and had a look how it works. Well, to be honest, not everything worked as planned (surprisingly, as my plans usually work out well 😉 ), but in the end the …

Manual Changes required when Restoring a Database to another WordPress Installation

For testing purposes, I restored the WordPress database of this blog to my development WordPress instance. When I tried to open the login page, the browser told me it was not able to establish a connection to the server at localhost (WordPress dev instance is running on localhost). Looking at …

Useful CLI Commands to script Start and Stop of a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

I am using my virtual machine in Azure to do development tasks. That means, as long as I am not doing any development, I do not need the virtual machine. Accordingly, I deallocate the VM when I’m done, and start it again when there are new development tasks to be …

Copy / clone a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

Being able to copy or clone a virtual machine is a useful feature in many scenarios, e.g. create a customized base template, for test environments, and so forth. I walked through two options: Capture the VM, means a managed image will be created Restore it from a backup These two …

Challenge: Delete Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

Deleting a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure looks quite simple at first sight: Open the portal, select the VM to be deleted, click on “Delete”, read the confirmation message – and immediately become unsure. Obviously, just deleting the VM resource is not sufficient to delete all resources related to a …