Lybecker

My software development adventures…

Installing Windows with Secure Boot from USB drive

Once and a while I reinstall my machine. It feels nice with a clean slate as I tend to install all kinds of applications that pollutes my machine. A newly installed machine just runs better somehow. My machine needs to be secure, so Secure Boot and encrypted drive via BitLocker is a must. It limits… Read more

Minimizing the cost of dev/test environments in Azure

I use Windows Azure as my dev/test environment because it is fast and convenient to create new virtual machines or services. I use the MSDN Subscription Azure Benefits, which includes free Azure Credits. The Azure Credits cover my dev/test needs even though I use more than a handful of VMs and services. I make smart use… Read more

Expression-bodied methods

Expression-bodied methods make it possible for methods and properties to be used as expressions instead of statement blocks, just like lambda functions. Read more… Read more