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05/31

2018

New regulations in the Payment Card Industry (PCI) dictate that online and e-commerce companies must migrate to more secure encryption protocols designed to reduce the risk of data breach. Companies must disable SSL/early TLS in favor of the newer, more secure encryption protocols by June 30, 2018. Unfortunately, many organizations may not be aware of […]

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05/04

2018

Everything was like clockwork, until SSMS presented a new challenge concerning a local script file: ‘File is too large to open’. From time to time, Antares is asked to migrate a database or databases to different servers for a variety of reasons. Recently, the A-Team was approached to migrate an instance of a database to […]

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03/16

2018

Recently, I read an article that tried to answer this same question.  Their answer to “Do you need side projects?” was No.  The whole article was devoted to explaining why. I’d like to address this question myself. As a developer, do you need to have side projects?  No.   Hang on!  Stay with me!  You don’t really have […]

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12/15

2017

MSBUILD : error MSB1008 At Antares, the development team has a standard process when applying updates to solutions which helps ensure our build and deployments of source code remains efficient. After performing such an update earlier this week, and once committing the source code to our code repository for safe keeping and project management needs, […]

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12/08

2017

Visual Studio 15.4.2 – Package restore failed. Rolling back package changes for ‘Antares.Shared’. Earlier this week, after opening a pre-2.0.0 netcoreapp project to apply enhancements based on client feedback, one could not miss a glaring new issue: Package restore failed. Timing of essence, this particular solution was updated last week (November 2, 2017) and pushed through […]

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11/30

2017

By Kyle Manuel NLightTemplate Version 1.0.2 (current version as of this post) Full source on github released under the MIT License.  A lightweight string template renderer for .NET Framework, .NET Standard or .NET Core. TLDR; NLightTemplate was born out of a recurring need (and subsequent fractured code bases) for server-side rendered, user-defined templates. Our research and testing of […]

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11/14

2017

By Daniel Sauer Backup failed for Server ‘ANT-‘. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended) A straight forward task; yet, here we are. As this was certainly not planned to be a series of events while maintaining a single database in development, the A-Team plans for risks in essentially every task that we are assigned. Overcoming a previously solved issue: Shrink failed for Database […]

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11/02

2017

By Daniel Sauer Shrink failed for Database ‘LCRAA’. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo) Periodic database maintenance is simply a must to ensure that business systems are tuned for efficiency and readily available during both user-peak times and those seemingly quiet times. To augment normal maintenance plans based on database and system needs, we may want to perform manual tasks… TLDR; […]

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10/12

2017

For those that do not know, Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 release schedules have changed dramatically. Instead of major updates strategically planned throughout the year, it seems that developers now can enjoy updates in a more streamlined manner and on a more frequent basis. As of this writing, the Antares development team experiences an update as often as […]

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