Drones are Overhyped

According to recently released research, drones still have some distance to go to meet expectations.

Sean Fisher

4 minute read

Drones are Overhyped

Drones are Overhyped

Drones are generally overhyped.

I’m sorry, I’m sorry! I know. I love drones too. But there’s just more to the story.

Monetizing Alexa Skills

So you've made a skill. Now make money.

Sean Fisher

6 minute read

Monetizing Alexa Skills

Monetizing Alexa Skills

So you have one of the many (and multiplying) devices that let you talk with Amazon’s Alexa service. Now you’re thinking about building an app for it and wondering, “How can I make money at this?”

Azure SQL Database Timeouts in Entity Framework 6 Code First Migrations

Entity Framework 6 has some surprising places to set database timeouts with code-first migrations, especially using Azure SQL

Sean Fisher

3 minute read

Azure SQL Database Timeouts in Entity Framework 6 Code First Migrations Recently we ran into an issue with EF 6. As part of our continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline we run integration tests in one of our environments. In order to achieve exactly reproducible (and fast) test runs, we spin up four fresh databases and add them to a pool. We initialize the database using EF (so it runs our migrations), perform the tests, and then tear them down.