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    A weekend at Random Hacks of Kindness

    Random Hacks of Kindness [http://www.rhokaustralia.org/#rhok-home] (or RHoK for short) is a hacking event that I've been involved with on and off over the past four or five years. Since we have just had a recent RHoK event in Melbourne (Nov 2017) I thought I should write down what my own personal involvement was this time so that others may get a feel of what it is like to become involved in RHoK or other similar hacking events. RHoK is not a competitive hacking event with big prizes up for g

    The API Journey for AccountRight Live
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    The API Journey for AccountRight Live

    My talk at ALT.NET on designing the MYOB API. "Building an API for your product isn’t just about choosing your technology and planning your scaling capabilities when you unleash it upon the world. For nearly 2 years MYOB have been developing an API for our AccountRight Live product and we would like to share with you our journey into making an API that is used by our own products, such as PayDirect, and one that our developer partners can also use productively - “Integrating with the MYOBapi ha

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    Customsing New Relic installation during Azure deployments

    For about a year we've been running New Relic to monitor our WebRoles running on the Azure platform. Installing has been quite simple by following the instructions initially found on the New Relic [https://docs.newrelic.com/docs/dotnet/] site and is now available via Nuget [http://www.nuget.org/packages/NewRelicWindowsAzure]; however two things about this process have been irking me. First, I wanted to be able to distinguish the CI and Production deployments in the New Relic portal by making th