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Maintaining user session on msdeploy in ASP.NET Core (in SQL Server)

Using TeamCity, Bitbucket and msdeploy, I have been able to develop a satisfactory CI process for my web apps. However, I found that whenever an application was deployed to production, the user sessions would expire. Initially, it was not a big issue, but as the number of users grew so did the issue. We want

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Dealing with SQL Server Space - Part 1

Recently, I have been building a large database for the new House-Buddy project. The site uses a huge collection of data to identify the sweet-spots around a particular location. The site is hosted on a shared hosting which in theory had unlimited DB storage, but after they noticed the size of the database has grown

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Adding Quartz to your ASP.NET Core

This is a ready made example of how to add a scheduled job to your ASP.NET core web application:

In your Program.cs

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Is my code not working?

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How to regain space after dropping columns in SQL Server

I hit an annoying issue today. I wanted to regain space after I dropped several columns in a table. When I run the famous query from StackOverflow:

I got a set of numbers which were the same before and after the removal has

There is, however, a potential issue with this approach if

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Transaction log is full due to LOG_BACKUP

Yesterday, when I was building a large DB from scratch I got an error saying:

Running this simple query solved the issue:

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The ALTER TABLE statement conflicted with the FOREIGN KEY constrain

I've been trying to apply a new migration and I was getting the following error: The ALTER TABLE statement conflicted with the FOREIGN KEY constraint "FK_dbo.Parent_dbo.Childs_ChildId". The conflict occurred in database "parents_db", table "dbo.Childs", column 'ChildId'. In my case, the table contained data. Therefore, either you have to assign a default value, set it as

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MediaElement Not Firing Events

Today, we encountered quite an interesting problem. MediaElement wasn't firing events. Using simple speech synthesis on Windows 8.1 using the speech synthesiser we tried:

None of the variations worked. The speech worked just the event wasn't getting fired. After a bit of digging it turned out that in order to fire events MediaElement must

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Implementation Overview in FHIR

Paradigms In order to make FHIR interoperable, it was based on 4 paradigms: RESTful API Documents Messages Services This is what's called an exchange framework. REST FHIR was primary designed to be used with Restful services which handle all requests. Restful service implies that we have a choice between using JSON or XML and it

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My Woes with Oracle Databases

I have been extensively working with the Oracle Database over the last couple of weeks. I thought I would share some of my experiences. The version I've been playing around isn't the newest, but, it roughly compares with the versions of MySQL and SQL Servers when I was learning databases. There is quite an interesting

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