Exploding into 2013 with a cracking contest winner

Happy New Year to all of our customers and friends! We hope that 2013 brings prosperity and happiness to every one of you. Speaking of prosperity, giving away a prize has got to be a pretty prosperous way to start 2013, and so that is just what I intend to do. As you may remember,…

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Adding Gibraltar to your ASP.NET website without recompiling

Welcome to day 24 of our Advent calendar. Yes folks, only one more sleep until Christmas. Today we’re going to look at a great way to start using Gibraltar for logging even if you’ve got a deployed application. After all, not all web sites are in development and sometimes you want to add logging without…

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Gibraltar: Preserving User Privacy in your CEIP

For day 23 of our Advent calendar we have a simple treat you can use to balance your needs with your user’s expectations of privacy. Gibraltar is designed to work across a range of uses from in-house corporate applications to public consumer applications.  To handle this requires addressing the whole spectrum of privacy concerns from…

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Automating Logging of Security Failures in ASP.NET MVC

There are three main reasons for logging and tracing in applications: You need to log errors You need to track performance You need to track unusual system behaviour I’m sure you can think of other reasons, but these cover most scenarios and it’s the latter that we’ll look at today, on day 22 of our…

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VistaDB: Scaling to MSSQL with no Code Change

Well if you are reading this then I guess the world didn’t end and it’s safe for me to welcome you to the tidbit behind door number 21 in the Gibraltar Software advent calendar. Today we’re going to look at scaling up from VistaDB to MSSQL and scaling down from MSSQL to VistaDB. What? I…

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View Logs Remotely in Real Time with Gibraltar

Behind door #20 of our Advent Calendar is a feature that makes all of your logging more valuable – Live Sessions. Many features of Gibraltar are designed to handle situations where you have hundreds, thousands.. even hundreds of thousands of instances of your application running out in the wild you need to get data from. …

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Using Gibraltar with Trace

Behind Advent door number 19 is a simple treat – how to use Gibraltar with the logging capabilities of .NET. As soon as the Gibraltar Agent is started within a process it begins listening to a number of sources of information, including: Trace Messages:  Anything sent to System.Diagnostics.Trace will be routed into the Agent. Console…

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Gibraltar: Spot Application Usage Trends with Analyst

Behind door 18 of our Advent treat list is a quick reminder of the great thing you can do with the Analyze Sessions feature in Gibraltar Analyst. At its heart, Analyze Sessions combines a Pivot Grid and a Pivot Chart with all of the session summary information available.  That means over 40 individual data elements…

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VistaDB and C#: On Windows and Pi

Welcome to your treat for day 17 of the Gibraltar Software Advent Calendar! Today I’m going to share with you one of the great “ah ha” moments from my Raspberry Pi talk. It comes when I show the audience that you can write software for the Pi, using all the tools that you use right…

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Using Gibraltar with Log4Net

Today’s Advent treat is how you can easily use Log4Net with Gibraltar Log4Net is, hands down, the most popular logging framework for .NET outside of Trace logging that’s built into the framework itself.   When we were designing the Gibraltar logging API we looked first at the capabilities of Log4Net.  Because of this, while our API is notably different…

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VistaDB – Connections Strings

Hello there, and welcome to your tasty treat behind door number 15 of the Gibraltar Software Advent Calendar! In today’s post we’re going to look at VistaDB connection strings. The VistaDB connection string is made up of a number of parts, just as an MSSQL connection string is, each part is separated by a semi-colon.…

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Using Gibraltar with NLog

Today’s Advent treat is how you can easily use NLog with Gibraltar Gibraltar has a built-in logging API that’s designed to cover a wide range of user scenarios, but sometimes you want to complement that with a third-party logging system like NLog.  This may be because you already have a deep investment in NLog or…

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