1024 x 768 Display Resolution on External Monitor

Recently, my computer started to set my 4k monitor resolution to 1024 x 768. Not kidding! My solution was to disable and enable the Display Adapter. How to fix your Display Resolution in 4 easy steps: 1. Open Device Manager by going the Start Menu and searching for ‘Device Manager‘. 2. Find the display adapter and right-click to select, ‘Disable device‘. 3. Select…

WordPress MySQL Database options on Azure

Azure has a plethora of products and can be confusing to the first-time customer. This post will cover a popular MySQL database options for WordPress when hosting on Azure. Product Database Type PROs CONs Recommendation IaaS (Virtual Machines) MySQL on Virtual Machine Full control of MySQL ServerMultitude of VM options Maintenance Multitude of VM options VM…

2019 Toddler Education

2019 Toddler Education is an Android App developed with young kids in mind. The main menu has the following options: Alphabet, Alphabet Quiz, Numbers and Numbers Quiz. Alphabet This mode goes through all the letters of the alphabet in order. Alphabet Quiz This mode will display a letter and will speak it on touch. Numbers…

Xamarin Android “App not installed”

While getting started on Xamarin Android, I had trouble installing the app on my LG v20 phone. I kept seeing the message “App not installed” and could not figure out why? I knew my phone’s debug settings were correct. I spent some time searching online and then came to the conclusion that I needed to…

Improving performance with application initialization on Azure App Service (Windows)

Often, performance on a website isn’t what it needs to be. One way you can improve performance is to cache files to the local disk. On Azure App Service Web Apps, an application can access the local disk at D:\local\temp. This location is specific to each instance. Due to the nature of Platform-as-a-service, this location…

WordPress Assistant for Azure App Service on Windows

App Service Assistant is a WordPress plugin that provides details on important settings and configuration. This can be helpful to troubleshoot WordPress issues. Information such as current theme, theme path, WP defines, plugins, php_errors.log (if enabled), debug.log (if enabled), user.ini, app settings. Installing this plugin is a cinch! Just follow the steps below to get it…

Import a WordPress MySQL Database using WordPress Buddy+ on Azure App Service

This post discusses how to use the Azure Web App Site Extension, WordPress Buddy+, to import a WordPress MySQL Database (.sql file) into MySQL In-App. If you haven’t already, review and install (link here) the WordPress Buddy+ Site Extension for Azure Web Apps. The steps below require MySQL In-App to be enabled. Import Steps From Kudu CMD…

WordPress Buddy+ site extension for Azure App Service on Windows

WordPress Buddy+ is an Azure Web Apps Site Extension that facilitates WordPress configuration and especially useful for WordPress migrations. It has features for updating HOME and SITE_URL, viewing list of plugins and updating passwords. In addition, it can also help migrate the MySQL database, whether it be MySQL In-App, ClearDB or on a Virtual Machine…

Azure MySQL In-App Configuration for PHP Content Management Systems

Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla contain the database credentials within a configuration file. If you decide to use MySQL In-App for development purposes, you will quickly realize that you need to modify these credentials to work with MySQL In-App. Below is a table containing the default configuration, followed by In-App credentials and…