Windows

Windows

Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed and sold by Microsoft.

As of October 2018, the most recent version of Windows for PCs, tablets, smartphones and embedded devices is Windows 10. The most recent version for server computers is Windows Server.

PowerShell snippet: check if software is installed
PowerShell snippet: check if software is installed
Automation, PowerShell, Windows

PowerShell snippet: check if software is installed

Some deployment scripts need to check if certain required software is installed on a Windows Machine. You could check if the file is present at a certain location, but there is a better way to check if software is installed: the uninstall database in the Windows Registry. PowerShell makes it really easy to query the registry!

A small batch file to compile and execute… Java
A small batch file to compile and execute… Java
Automation, Windows

A small batch file to compile and execute… Java

Entering a javac (compile) and a java (execution) command seems tedious, so I wondered if those could be scripted into a good old .bat file.

I’ve created a file called yall.bat to help with the process. It has been a while since I’ve been playing around with batch files. I’ve seen my father do it… it still looks like a dark – and ancient – art to me.

How to debug a StackOverflow crash in a .Net application on an IIS (production) server?
How to debug a StackOverflow crash in a .Net application on an IIS (production) server?
Automation, IIS, Windows

How to debug a StackOverflow crash in a .Net application on an IIS (production) server?

Today we had a problem on the server: our app was causing the application pool to crash. Windows error reporting didn’t give a clear result of what was causing a stack overflow exception within the app. No stack-trace, no nothing. So how to solve a problem like this?