Test out a simple and free demo website on Azure

You can test out a simple HTML/Angular/front-end/ASP.net/nodejs based website real quick and simple on Azure for free.

Steps:
(This is what i did to test out an Angular app real quick)

  • Make sure you have a free Azure Account
  • Login to Azure portal: https://portal.azure.com/
  • Create a new resource “Web app”
  • Choose new resource group “WebDemo” (or use an exsisting)
  • Set web app name
    Will get this address: http://[myappname].azurewebsites.com/
  • Runtime stack: ASP.NET 4.7 (this will work fine for Angular/html frontend web sites app etc)
  • Region: Select region closest to you
  • SKU and size: Under the “Dev/Test” tab i choose the F1 shared infrastructure (free to use 60 min/day “compute” time)

Next, next, when finished on the App Service “Overiew” tab you will see this information:

URL
FTP/deployment username
FTP hostname
FTPS hostname

Use it to deploy the website with your favorite FTP client.
Deploy to folder /site/wwwroot on the server.

See this post regarding setting up FTP access credentials: http://blog.wsoft.se/2018/04/20/accessing-azure-web-app-with-ftp/

 

 

Leaflet – a JavaScript library for interactive maps

Leaflet is the leading open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. Weighing just about 38 KB of JS, it has all the mapping features most developers ever need.

Leaflet is designed with simplicityperformance and usability in mind. It works efficiently across all major desktop and mobile platforms, can be extended with lots of plugins, has a beautiful, easy to use and well-documented API and a simple, readable source code that is a joy to contribute to.

Source: Leaflet – a JavaScript library for interactive maps

Auto hot key script – remap next/prev track missing media keys

Above will make ctrl+volume keys control current track.
“Launch media”-button will open Spotify.

For AutoHotkey

Useful Windows Defender exclusions to speed up development environment

If you work as a developer with tools such as Angular, Java, Node, Git etc. here are some useful exclusions to add to Windows Defender. It will speed your development computer up.
(In windows 10: search for “defender” -> “Virus & threat protection …” -> “Exclusions” -> Add or remove exclusions).

Node.js:
Process:
node.exe

Folders:
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\npm
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache

Your projects/repos folder:
C:\Repos

IDEs:
File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
Folder: C:\Program Files\JetBrains\WebStorm 2018.3.4

Various tools/processes:
Process: java.exe
Process: git.exe
Process: SourceTree.exe

There might be improvements depending on which type of exclusions that is most efficient. E.g. folder exclusion instead of a single exe file etc.

Warning! This means the above processes, folders and files are no longer under protection. Use at own risk. 

Adding exclusions using powershell:
Start powershell as administrator.
Enter this:

More info regarding exclusions:

You can exclude certain files, folders, processes, and process-opened files from Windows Defender Antivirus scans. Such exclusions apply to scheduled scanson-demand scans, and always-on real-time protection and monitoring. Exclusions for process-opened files only apply to real-time protection.

When you add a process to the process exclusion list, Windows Defender Antivirus won’t scan files opened by that process, no matter where the files are located. The process itself, however, will be scanned unless it has also been added to the file exclusion list.

The process exclusions only apply to always-on real-time protection and monitoring. They don’t apply to scheduled or on-demand scans.

From: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-antivirus/configure-exclusions-windows-defender-antivirus

 

 

Everything – really fast file search for Windows

A tool I use frequently, so much faster than windows built-in search function.

Everything
Locate files and folders by name instantly.

Small installation file

Clean and simple user interface

Quick file indexing

Quick searching

Minimal resource usage

Share files with others easily

Real-time updating

Source: voidtools

Ditto clipboard manager

One of my favorite tools used many, many times every day. A real time saver, I can copy several texts/printscreen/file items and then paste them one at a time. I have bound the hotkey ctrl+shift+v to bring up the available clipboard items menu, which is searchable.  I have setting popup position set to “At Cursor”.

Ditto is an extension to the standard windows clipboard. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items at a later time. Ditto allows you to save any type of information that can be put on the clipboard, text, images, html, custom formats, …..

Features Easy to use interface Search and paste previous copy entries Keep multiple computer’s clipboards in sync Data is encrypted when sent over the network Accessed from tray icon or global hot key Select entry by double click, enter key or drag drop Paste into any window that excepts standard copy/paste entries Display thumbnail of copied images in list Full Unicode support(display foreign characters) UTF-8 support for language files(create language files in any language) Uses sqlite database (www.sqlite.org)

Source: Ditto clipboard manager

PicPick – Screen Capture Software

PicPick – This is currently my preferred screen capture widget.

A full-featured screen capture tool, Intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel-ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more.

Source: PicPick – All-in-one Graphic Design, Best Screen Capture Software, Image Editor, Color Picker, Pixel Ruler and More | PicPick – All-in-one Graphic Design, Best Screen Capture Software, Image Editor, Color Picker, Pixel Ruler and More