Category Archives: Software

A simple c# events and delegates tutorial

This c# events and delegates tutorial has a simple aim: Make it easier for you to work with events in .NET. There will be no deep dive. Everything I discuss below about c# events and delegates has one purpose only: To enable you to start using events with confidence. Many people find it difficult to… Read More »

Managing Elasticsearch aliases using Curator

This tutorial on managing Elasticsearch aliases using Curator will help you to manage your Elasticsearch aliases better. There are not many detailed tutorials on this topic and hence this post. I hope that at the end of this tutorial you will appreciate the power curator brings to your hands. WHY We cannot keep storing logs… Read More »

My PuTTY terminal color schemes

This brief post is about cutomising putty terminal color schemes to something more pleasant. The default ones which come with PuTTY are a relic of past. So unless you love the retro there is no need to put up with the PuTTY defaults. You can change it to something more pleasant but that involves registry… Read More »

Taking Elasticsearch snapshots using Curator

This tutorial on taking Elasticsearch snapshots using curator will be divided into sections. One obvious section is how to take snapshots. Other less obvious part will be on configuring a shared directory using Network file sharing on Linux. I will be using a RHEL 7 based cluster of three machines for this tutorial. Once you… Read More »

Authentication in Elasticsearch without shield or x-pack

Authentication in Elasticsearch without using x-pack or shield. Possible? Yes. In this post I will show you how to do it using excellent readonlyrest plugin written by sscarduzio. The reason I used this plugin was the ease of use as well as the way it works. That it is listed on Elastic website itself as… Read More »

Structured Logging using Serilog

This tutorial demonstrates Structured Logging using Serilog with ElasticSearch serving as the backend log repository. This post is a follow up on the beginner post I wrote on Serilog. If you are a starter on Serilog then I will recommend that you give a quick read to that post. As usual I will start with… Read More »

ElasticSearch Sample Data

This ElasticSearch Sample Data is to be used for learning purpose only. It is randomly generated but still care has been taken to make it look like real world data.

Are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?

Ever saw this error “Are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference”. Even after adding the assembly? Even when Visual studio Intellisense is not complaining. But still compilation fails.

Simple Serilog Tutorial

This is going to be a simple Serilog tutorial . I will keep this very brief because already there is enough documentation on the project website. I am writing this Serilog tutorial hoping that it might motivate people to take logging seriously. As usual I will start with WHY followed by HOW.

Faking Getters and Setters of Properties

This post on Faking Getters and Setters of Properties using FakeItEasy will help you to configure the behavior of the properties of the objects you fake. This is not as apparent as the various techniques on configuring the behavior of the methods of the faked objects. Getters and Setters are as configurable as regular methods… Read More »