posts tagged * windows

Manipulating an Excel file with Python

15/5/2020

It's one of those things that sound easy but hardly are. There are a lot of libraries and solutions out there that enable you to manipulate Excel files via code. Some of them are expensive, other are open source.

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Installing a node.js application as a Windows service

12/4/2020

It wasn't my intention when I started the first article but this has become a series of how to run node applications in production with IIS on Windows. These are the previous articles on the topic:

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Using HTTP platform handler to host a node.js application via IIS

14/3/2020

About a year ago I wrote about hosting a Node.js application via IIS. It uses IIS as a reversed proxy to route traffic from IIS to the node.js webserver. To manage the node.js process pm2 was used. Unfortunately I had some problems restarting the pm2 process when the server restarted. This meant downtime everytime the server was restarted until I manually resurrected pm2.

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Hosting a Node.js application on Windows with IIS as reverse proxy

14/3/2019

Unfortunately a lot of companies are still stuck with Windows servers. Nobody ever got fired for choosing Microsoft, right. As a developer this can be frustrating because choosing a server technology is usually limited to ASP.Net. I have experimented with hosting Node.js applications on a Windows server by using iisnode. But it is a pain to get up and running, setting the correct permissions is a time consuming chore. Microsoft has taken control of the development of the project but I get the feeling it's not very active any more. There are several Stackoverflow questions where people just give up configuring it.

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Configuring aliases in iTerm on Mac and Cmder on Windows in Parallels

26/12/2018

Aliases are a handy way to quickly execute certain commands in the terminal on Mac and in the command prompt on Windows. I recently read this post about git aliases which nicely demonstrates what is possible, it focuses on git commands but it can be done for any type of command.

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