Instead of using wfastcgi to host your Python web server on IIS…

You can also check out another approach that simply starts your Python application, and redirect HTTP ports like a reverse proxy: Configure Python web apps for IIS#Configure the HttpPlatform handler.

There are several pitfalls if you are using wfastcgi, most notably, the FastCGI scriptProcessor name generated by wfastcgi-enable is incorrect if your Python executable path contains whitespace (e.g., “Program Files”).

Working with PowerShell Core on Linux

Here are some useful notes I have been updating whenever I have some new findings.


First thing first, here is the official documentation on installing pwsh or pwsh-preview on Linux OS.

A known issue

This is a known issue that pwsh will hang after executing any external command if $TERM is screen, i.e. you are running pwsh inside a screen. However, according to the GitHub comment, it seems screen is to blame.

Though this does not limit its usage with other system utilities, I’d like to know if readers like you have some handy solution… Comment below! Continue reading “Working with PowerShell Core on Linux”

A journey with Application Insights

Recently I have been trying to enable Application Insights (AI) on my simple SPARQL query UI on ASP.NET Core 2.1, with reference to quick-start guide on Microsoft Docs. After completing the configuation and trying out the website locally, I believe everyting worked fine. Though the SLA guarantees the delay of telemetries should be under 2 hours, actually I can see the requests in my development environment on Azure dashboard in less than 10 minutes. Continue reading “A journey with Application Insights”

Try WikiClientLibrary on Xamarin Workbooks!

I’ve noticed that MS announced their first pre-release for Workbooks, which allows you to experiment with .NET Framework / .NET Core / Xamarin / WPF in a Jupyter-like fashion. It’s like an enhanced version of C# interactive window.

What is really an improvement, is that you can add reference to NuGet packages in a similar way as you are working with a full C# project, so it exhibit a chance for me to play with WikiClientLibrary. Hopefully, it might give Wiki contributors some convenience on automated edits, such as word-replacement in batch.

Experiment with Workbooks and WCL