Hiding Chrome’s intranet redirect detector requests (aka weird requests) in Fiddler

September 15, 2015

This morning I saw this Tweet by Eric Lawrence, the creator of Fiddler: #lol "Fiddler periodically receives alien communications" http://t.co/IZh0UrkbEPThis is a well known trick of Chrome, which you can read about here, and see its source code here. Question is, now that we know what those “alien” requests are, how do we get rid of them in Fiddler’s session list? 1. Open Fiddler’s script (either through the FiddlerScript tab, or in the menu Rules->Customize Rules…) 2. Locate the OnReturningError method, and uncomment it 3. Place the following code in the method: if (oSession.LocalProcess.StartsWith("chrome") &&...
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Events Events Events

September 3, 2014

If you thought this post is about C# events, you got it wrong ;-) Just wanted to share all the great conferences I’m going to be speaking in, in the next couple of months. So here’s a quick list of events, links, and the list of my sessions and workshops.   IT/Dev Connections (September 15-19, Las Vegas, USA) #Devconnections   Debugging the Web with Fiddler Every web developer needs to see what goes on "in the wire," whether it's a jQuery call from JavaScript, a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service call from a client app, or a simple GET...
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Centralized Comprehensive View of all VM Endpoints in a Cloud Service

July 29, 2014

This week I was asked if there is a way in the Azure management portal to view all the VM endpoints that belong to a specific cloud service. First of all, in case you’re not familiar with the Azure terminology: - VM Endpoint. The public ports (accessible through the Internet) of an Azure VM are known as endpoints. Each endpoint has a public port and a private port (the real port the VM is listening to). - Cloud Service. When talking about VMs, the cloud service is the mechanism Azure uses to group several VMs under a single DNS...
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Azure Redis Cache with Multiple Web Applications

July 8, 2014

As you probably know, Microsoft released a preview of the Azure Redis a couple of months ago (if not, read here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn690523.aspx). Along with it, Microsoft released a walkthrough of how to use Azure Redis as a session state provider for ASP.NET web applications: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/05/12/announcing-asp-net-session-state-provider-for-redis-preview-release.aspx Most of you probably tried it and found it to be working. However, that blog post does not explain what you should do if you have multiple web applications and you want to use the same Azure Redis cache for all of them. So first, yes, it’s possible. You have two options to use...
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Highlights from TechEd 2014 (Days 2-4)

May 16, 2014

So I’ve been quite busy during this TechEd, both preparing for my session, and attending the Developer Tools booth answering questions about .NET development. But I was able to attend a couple of nice sessions here and there. INTRODUCING: The Future of .NET on the Server http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/DEV-B385 The two Scotts showed the new ASP.NET vNext, it’s low memory footprint, CLR as a NuGet package, the modular pipeline and self-hosting, the new dependency model, and of course the ability to run ASP.NET on Linux and Mac with MONO. If you’ve ever developed Node.js applications, you will find the new model...
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Highlights from TechEd 2014 (Day 1)

May 13, 2014

I’ve been quite busy in the past couple of months, so I totally forgot to blog about the fact I’m speaking at TechEd NA 2014 (yey!!). So I’m here at Houston, where it’s the same weather as in Israel (~30 Celsius), only more humid. I didn’t had too much time for sessions today, as I’ve also been doing staff duty in the Developer Tools booth, answering attendees’ questions about Web API, WCF, IIS, and other developer technologies. I did go to the “What’s new in IaaS” session, where they announced some cool stuff that are coming out. So aside...
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Enabling User and Group Deletion with the Windows Azure Active Directory Graph API

January 2, 2014

If you are like me, and have tried the not-so-new Windows Azure Active Directory (AD) a couple of months ago, you probably wondered where is the groups management view. If you are like me, you probably googled (or binged) a bit and found the cool MVC sample that manages WAAD’s users and group with the help of the Graph API. If you are like me, you probably tried clicking every button in the Web app to see how it works, only to find out that the app cannot delete users and groups and instead returns an HTTP 403 response...
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Wrapping up October’s conferences

October 14, 2013

It’s mid-October and I’m already warn down after two weeks of conferences. My October began in Las Vegas with DevConnections where I had a workshop and four sessions, continued with a 72-hour stop back home in Israel for some father-son time (with my son of course, not with my father), and then another week in London with Software Architect where I had a workshop and a session. Now I’m back home, relaxing, working, and preparing for my next conference in December, this time in Israel at the SDP (Sela Developer Practice) conference. In case you didn’t attend my...
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Speaking at DevConnections 2013

August 26, 2013

If you’ve read my post from last week, you know that I went off the grid for 8 months, mostly because I was working on authoring yet another course for Microsoft (20487 – Developing Windows Azure and Web Services), but also partially because of my new baby boy, who made sure my laptop stays closed when I’m at home. Now that my baby is a couple of months old, I can start my conference rotation for 2013, starting with DevConnections. Speaking at DevConnections is going to be a great experience for me, for several reasons: ...

Hot off the shelf – MOC 20487B: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

August 23, 2013

A couple of days ago I published my first post after an absence of 8 months, where I promised to tell you about the course I worked on for the past couple of months. The 20487B course is an official Microsoft course, which myself and several other experts from Sela have been working on for the past 8 months. As with the previous course I wrote for Microsoft (10263 – developing WCF services), this course also took a lot of time to develop because it involved creating an elaborated lab scenario, 14 course modules, and a whole...