18th of June was a very looooong day for me, starting at 4 AM and finishing about 2 AM over 22 hours later. Hours full of joy, emotions, fun, laugh, knowledge and most importantly meeting in person all of these amazing people from the IT community being spread out throughout the whole Poland. 18th of June was the culmination of the Daj Się Poznać 2016 competition, where all of the participants interested in joining this wonderful event have met in the Microsoft office in the Capital City of Warsaw.
The last day of the Daj Się Poznać competition in which I’ve gladly participated has finally come. It was full 3 months of intense work, blogging and literally trying in different ways to become a little more recognizable in the IT community.
Was it worth it? Was it difficult? Would I do the same thing again?
I can give you a short answer of 3xYES, however, I’d like to invite you to read the whole summary as you may find some helpful content here that could provide answers for some of your doubts or questions.
Today is the day, in which the Warden Web Panel has been finally released. It is available in the Azure cloud, where you can create a free account and use it immediately, or, if you wish to host it on your own, just clone the repository and run the web application – it’s actually quite easy to get it up and running on localhost in a matter of minutes (or even seconds).
In the post details, you can find more information about the idea behind the Web Panel UI and what can be done do with this tool in terms of managing the monitoring workspace, displaying the real-time statistics or browsing the historical data.
This is the latest (for the time being) integration available for the Warden, that provides an access to the custom HTTP API (with any URL that you’d like to use ) to which you may send a POST request including (or not) a body, headers etc.
Additionally, you can make use of the available extensions that work out of the box with Warden Web Panel running the Azure cloud, which can be also hosted on your own (by cloning the repository) . If you’re interested in such feature, especially in case you’d like to make your own webhooks or just use the Web Panel – take a look at the whole article.
I’ve heard about this group/movement which provides a free access to the SSL/TLS certificates and have decided to check it out since I want the Warden project to be secured, especially the Web Panel where some sensitive data might be stored. Actually, I still can’t believe that it was so easy to do, basically just a single click (no kidding).
Allow me present you the Let’s Encrypt and explain how easy it is, to make it work with IIS.
Do you remember when a few days ago, I’ve made a promise to post come cool stuff in the next days? Well, here it goes – my first video tutorial ever in which I describe the Warden project and create a sample console application. I do realize that this recording is far from being perfect, yet I’m happy with the outcome anyway because I’ve managed to record this video using free, open source tools without a special audio recording microphone etc. – just a regular headset Superlux HMC631. The screencast can be found in the post details.
Big updates related to the Warden project are coming this and the upcoming week.
The first release (1.0.0) has just been published to the NuGet and additionally the Web Panel is almost completed.
Not only the web interface will be available as a part of the repository, but also, it will be running in the Azure cloud in case you’d like to play with it or store your monitoring data without a need to provide own, hosting environment.
And there is one more good news – Warden is getting a brand new logo.