FluentCassandra Primer

Getting Started To get started you have to understand the basic terminology of the Cassandra database. Unlike relational databases (i.e. SQL Server, MySQL, etc) Cassandra is what is known as a Key/Value pair database. The Cassandra data model has 4 main concepts which are cluster, keyspace, column family…

Love The New Windows 8 Delete Dialog

Now this is actually useful information, not just a stream of useless numbers with no context or history to them. …

Setting Up A GitHub Specific PowerShell Profile

I was very excited to see that after several months of work Phil and Paul finally released their much talked about GitHub client for Windows. It has a great Metro style, and is very fluid and functional.  Here is an example of what my client looks like As you can…

Using Git Bash in Console2

After reading Scott Hansleman's post about Console2 I decided to give it a try full time. Overall I have to say I am very impressed and have no intention on switching back. It really is an impressive application, so if you are interested in trying something different, go to Scott's…

Philly.NET: Scott Hanselman: The Future of ASP.NET

How Do I Sign Up You can signup here: http://phillydotnet20120531.eventbrite.com/ The Event May 31 Scott Hanselman: The Future of ASP.NET Thursday Blue Bell, PA This special meeting will be held at the Montgomery County Community College Science Center Auditorium in Blue Bell, PA on Thursday, May…

Metro on Windows 8 - Illegal characters in path

As I was developing my first Metro App today I came upon this weird error. Error 1 Error : DEP0600 : The following unexpected error occurred during deployment: Illegal characters in path. at System.IO.Path.CheckInvalidPathChars(String path, Boolean checkAdditional) at System.IO.Path.Combine(String path1, String path2) at Microsoft…