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.
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Daj Się Poznać 2016 summary
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.
Integration with Twilio
The Twilio integration allows sending the SMS. It completes a basic setup as the SendGrid integration for sending email messages is also available. As usual, quite easy to get it up and running within a minute – just take a look into the post details.
Extending Warden – new watcher
In today’s post, I’d like to present how easy it is to create a custom watcher that can be added to the Warden instance and integrated with the whole monitoring process.
Let’s not waste any more time and jump directly into the code.
Warden screencast #2 – Web Panel
So, here I come with the new video in which I talk about the Warden Web Panel.
If you feel like listening to me talking again is a good idea, just go into the post details, where you can find a link to the screencast.
HTTP API integration for Warden
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.
Free SSL by Let’s Encrypt – IIS setup
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.
Warden screencast #1 – introduction and app example
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.
Warden goes Azure and gets a logo
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.
Powershell scripts for MSSQL or MongoDB backup to Azure & AWS
In this post, I’d like to present the two simple Powershell scripts, that will let you create a secured (password protected zip archive) backup of the MSSQL or MongoDB databases and upload it either to the Azure or AWS cloud. By using such solution, you may actually save a few bucks instead of using some external, paid services like e.g. CherrySafe that do the same thing.