Skip to main content

FAQs

Q 1. Why the name Mayank's Blog?
Because I blog here!

Q 2. If I criticize you in the comments section, you will delete it, won't you?
I invite comments, whether you are a critic or a fan. As Voltaire said, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.” Trust me; no comments will be deleted if they adhere to these simple rules:

1. No regionalism/religionalism abuses.
2. No Derogatory remarks against my readers or fellow writers.
3. No Obscene/Pornographic content.
4. No putting of links to your blog in the comments section, unless it is relevant to the topic.
5. No ads for toothpaste, deodorant or free world-calling plans.

Any questions?

Q 3. Can I contribute to your site by way of articles/advertising?
Please feel free to contact me as I am running out of ideas and money.

Q 4. Are you a fan of Himesh Reshammiya?
That’s a secret, dude.

Popular posts from this blog

Creating a Smart Playlist

A few days earlier I was thinking that wouldn't it be nice if I had something which will automatically generate a playlist for me with no artists repeated. Also, it would be nice if I could block those artists which I really hate (like Himesh Reshammiya!). Since I couldn't find anything already available, I decided to code it myself. Here is the outcome -  This application is created entirely in .NET Framework 4/WPF and uses Windows Media Player Library as its source of information. So you have to keep your Windows Media Player Library updated for this to work. It is tested only on Windows 7/Vista. You can download it from here . UPDATE : You can download the Windows XP version of the application here . Please provide your feedback!

Integrating React with SonarQube using Azure DevOps Pipelines

In the world of automation, code quality is of paramount importance. SonarQube and Azure DevOps are two tools which solve this problem in a continuous and automated way. They play well for a majority of languages and frameworks. However, to make the integration work for React applications still remains a challenge. In this post we will explore how we can integrate a React application to SonarQube using Azure DevOps pipelines to continuously build and assess code quality. Creating the React Application Let's start at the beginning. We will use npx to create a Typescript based React app. Why Typescript? I find it easier to work and more maintainable owing to its strongly-typed behavior. You can very well follow this guide for jsx based applications too. We will use the fantastic Create-React-App (CRA) tool to create a React application called ' sonar-azuredevops-app '. > npx create-react-app sonar-azuredevops-app --template typescript Once the project creation is done, we

Centralized Configuration for .NET Core using Azure Cosmos DB and Narad

We are living in a micro services world. All these services are generally hosted in Docker container which are ephemeral. Moreover these service need to start themselves up, talk to each other, etc. All this needs configuration and there are many commercially available configuration providers like Spring Cloud Config Server, Consul etc. These are excellent tools which provide a lot more functionality than just storing configuration data. However all these have a weakness - they have a single point of failure - their storage mechanism be it a file system, database etc. There are ways to work around those but if you want a really simple place to store configuration values and at the same time make it highly available, with guaranteed global availability and millisecond reads, what can be a better tool than Azure Cosmos DB! So I set forth on this journey for ASP.NET Core projects to talk to Cosmos DB to retrieve their configuration data. For inspiration I looked at Steeltoe Con