Introducing EffectiveIoC

Last week I tweeted a few times about writing an IoC container in less than 60 lines of code.  I also blogged about how I thought the average IoC container was overly complex and didn’t promote DI-friendliness. Well, EffectiveIoC is the result of that short spike.  The core ended up being about 60 lines of code (supported type mappings—including open and closed generics—and app.config mappings).  I felt a minimum viable IoC container needed a little more than that, so I’ve also included programmatic configuration and support for instances (effectively singletons).  I’ve also thrown in the ability to map an action … Continue reading Introducing EffectiveIoC

Azure Table Storage and the Great Certificate Expiry of 2013

I won’t get into too much detail about what happened; but on 22-Feb-2013, roughly at 8pm the certificates used for * expired.  The end result was that any application that used Azure Table Storage .NET API (or REST API and used the default certificate validation) began to fail connecting to Azure Table Storage.  More details can be found here.  At the time of this writing there hadn’t been anything published on any root cause analysis. The way that SSL/TLS certificates work is that they provide a means where a 3rd party can validate an organization (i.e. a server with a … Continue reading Azure Table Storage and the Great Certificate Expiry of 2013