Azure Service Fabric : Deploying your first container…


In the past I’ve already done several posts about containers. This by using various orchestrators & workflow management tools. Today’s post will be about deploying a Linux container with Service Fabric… The main goals is to provide you with the look & feel of the initial steps. In a future posts, I’ll delve into the more advanced stuff (like data persistence & inter-container connectivity).

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10 years… Time goes fast!

WOW, really… WOW! It has been 10 years since I started my blog…! And here we are… more than 500 posts later. With more than 300 comments being posted. At the moment this blog has about 7000 visitors per month. My head still cannot fanthom this.


When I first started it was a kind of attempt to document things I discovered. As someone who has been an active member of the OSS community, I’ve always seen given back to the community as a task of everyone. I often joke that my job is “google premium”. Though when looking at ourselves, we must admit that a big chunk of our job relies on finding the right information. Therefore I always publish my findings online, in the hope that it might help someone else out there. That way we can keep evolving at a great pace. 🙂


Anyhow, as closing thought of today ;

Thanks to every single visitor out there!

Welcome to

After having hosted my own blog myself since the beginning, I’ve decided to move to It might look like an odd choice to make, yet this leaves me without the worries of maintaining (upgrades/upgrades/security/…) of my own.


The last theme was getting a bit old. So the time was right to update it! Most of you have probably already noticed it, so this is merely a shoutout to the RSS-only readers! 😉


About a month ago I started my own webdesign agency. So after almost 2 years of I’ve took the step towards entrepreneurship!

We focus on the “local” market, providing quality websites at an affordable price. It’s not “yet another high priced” bureau… The OpenSource world provides the means which enables us to provide a very interesting price.

Your favorite Webapps as easy to installable stacks


Today I stumbled upon an article mentioning the existence of BitNami. It was an unknown product to me, but I think it has some potential. Imagine the power of Lampp combined with your favorite cms/wiki/…

The key features where they prize themselves with:

  • Easy to install
    In just a few clicks, you can have your favorite open source applications up and running.
  • Multiplatform
    Bitnami Stacks are available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
  • Integrated
    By the time you click ‘finish’, the software will be integrated, configured and ready to go.
  • Independent
    Bitnami Stacks won’t interfere with any software already installed on your system.
  • Run Natively
    The stacks install directly on your system – no virtual machine required.
  • Open Source
    All Bitnami Stacks are free to download and use under the terms of the Apache License 2.0

For a full list, check out the their stacks page.

OWA Most Popular – version 0.5

This version contains a bugfix and the new “PostOnly”-feature. By selecting this feature, you won’t be pestered by non-posts in your listing. Examples here are the “Flavicon” & the “Homepage”.

Have fun with the release. Suggestions are always welcome!

WordPress widget : Most popular posts

I wanted a “Most popular post” section on my blog, but after some bad experiences with “Popularity Contest” (by Alex King) I decided to write my own. As I already had a statistical mechanism that provided me with the data (namely OWA), it was a no-brainer to write a small plugin that would use the data gathered by OWA. So after a bit of coding, a bit of testing, and polishing… it was done. You can find the script (with some installation help) here. If you have any feedback about it, let me know!