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Upgrading PHP on Azure WordPress

By Scott Johnston – 7/8/2020 While our ChronoBeans.com site is ASP.Net MVC, I installed a WordPress site in a subdirectory to hold all the help information. This makes it easier for the team to update help as they don’t need to re-publish the main site. I think WordPress works great for this purpose as a content management system. The Problem – Old Version of PHP ChronoBeans has been around for several years now, and one of the team was updating some plug-in’s…

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Data storage for Windows desktop apps

By Scott Johnston – 9/4/2019 Where to store Data for a Windows Application? When considering application design we often have two distinct aspects to the application data involved. Firstly, there are data related to application control and back end storage, i.e. configuration settings and data. Secondly, are data outputs intended for consumption by the user, i.e. reports, etc. Windows has a variety of system special folders to support application needs. In .Net, the paths to these folders are available via…

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Computing platform evolution – The Cloud

By Scott Johnston – (2017) As a culture, we are entering an era where our core business processes will not only be executed in the cloud, but be exposed to enable seamless integration with our business partners and marketplaces. This transition may be difficult at first to conceive, and not without challenge to engineer and migrate, yet to grow competitively and maintain strategic advantage it should be part of any future business plans. Engaging our customers in new ways will…

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VB.Net File Copy Function

By Scott Johnston – (2017) Just a quick post for anyone looking for a simple function to copy files from one directory to another. Simply call the function passing the from and to directories, and true/false to overwrite file if exists. Don’t forget to check for the existence of the directories before calling this function. As coded the function returns a simple true/false if successful but could be modified to return the full exception data. Here’s the code: Private Function…

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