Time to connect to your Azure Storage account

March 31, 2011

Sometimes when you try to connect to your Azure storage account you might get the following error message: “Server failed to authenticate the request. Make sure the value of Authorization header is formed correctly including the signature.” Searching the Internet for the cause of the problem will probably lead you to check your Internet connection, the storage name and key, your Azure account ID etc… But there’s one thing that you should check first – your machine’s date and time !! Apparently, when you connect to your Azure Storage account, the request is sent with...

To MIX or not to MIX (2011)

March 24, 2011

This will be the first year I’m attending MIX in Las Vegas this coming April (12-14). Since most of my work is web-related, It’s only logical that eventually I would attend this conference to see what the future of the web will look like in the coming year. We’re going to have quite a large presence of Sela employees at the conference, very much like we had in the PDC conference in 2009. Since I tend to get bored when listening to lectures all day long, I would be happy to talk some of the day...
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SDP lectures slides

  Last week we had our annual SDP conference in Sela’s offices and in Crowne Plaza in Tel-Aviv. I had the pleasure of talking about several of the technologies I’m dealing on a daily basis (well, almost every day) which were: Entity Framework. The first day of the convention was all about Entity Framework. Erez, Gil, and myself gave several lectures dedicated to Entity Framework. The day ended with an “EF expert panel” which I enjoyed very much. I think will make a habit or doing this panel every year. ...
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A WCF coincidence

March 14, 2011

Today, after giving my lecture on what’s new in WCF 4 as part of Sela’s SDP (Sela Developer Practice) conference, I got an email from one of my clients regarding a problem they encountered when trying to deploy their WCF service to an IIS 6 server. They got exceptions when calling the service, and it seemed it wasn’t able to get hosted. After some investigation they came up with the following error message thrown by WCF: 14/03/2011 14:38: - This collection already contains an address with scheme http.  There can be at most...

IE9 RC allows fiddler to get localhost calls

March 6, 2011

For the last couple of days I noticed something odd about my installation of Fiddler – it suddenly started to show me localhost calls when I debugged web applications. At first I assumed that a new version of Fiddler which I’ve installed recently fixed the oldest problem of fiddler, but apparently it’s not Fiddler who should be given the credit, but rather IE9 RC. With the new release of IE9 RC, a new ability has been added – proxy loopback traffic. You can read more about this feature here. Edit: There are several ways...
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