From a .NET App inside a VM to a Postgres instance on the OSX host

While trying out persistence strategies for a .NET app I am mostly developing inside a VM, I was interested in looking at alternatives to RavenDB. Trouble is that RavenDB is not that lightweight in terms of startup, and I can't get it to run outside the VM. Many cool kids...

Getting Yesod to run on OSX

Just so you know if you want to read on or not: Yesod is a web application framework written in Haskell, which obviously expects you to write stuff in Haskell. Okay, um, there isn't much to say as the whole thing went pretty painless. Take some Haskell that runs on...

Lexing and parsing in F#

With the chance of spending some time on a software project of my choice I decided to finally do something about my ignorance on tooling for parsing a piece of text into something computationally useful. There is a plethora of possibilities if you want to parse text following a specific...

The one where all the stuff is put on github

Putting my website on github through the process of creating a static website based on jekyll marks the 9th version of my online presence. 10th would have been better to justify a little retrospective, but then I never considered myself a numerologist. The first. 1997. Interestingly the site already contained...

fixie and resharper, smooth sailing on the Agenda.

I was willing to have a play with fixie, a new test runner, but was unimpressed by the situation of how to get fixie tests run in resharper. Yesterday, I tried the internet again: Right, a fixie runner! The readme shows a short and concise way to bring the plugin...