Author: mwpreston

Consuming RESTful APIs with c#

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Consuming RESTful APIs inIn my venture to learn new things and languages, I’ve decided to take a look at consuming RESTful APIs in a few different languages. For those just joining, I’ve already gone over how to do this with RestClient and Ruby – so for today, let’s take that same example of adding a VM to a Rubrik SLA Domain and see what we can’t do in c#. The code involved may vary a little bit depending on what scripting environment you are using so keep that in...

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How to run c# code within Visual Studio Code

Ever since VS Code was released I’ve been a big fan!  It’s a great way for windows junkies like myself to have a terminal like programming scripting environment. With integration into Git, along with thousands of extensions to help me keep my code organized and formatted I began using it as my main editor for a lot of things, even PowerShell scripts. Currently, I’m on somewhat of a personal mission to learn and explore new languages, solely for the purpose of illustrating how language independent RESTful APIs are. c# is next on my list, and while it’s not a...

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Consuming RESTful APIs with Ruby and RestClient

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Consuming RESTful APIs inOver the past four months at Rubrik I’ve got the chance to do a lot of things – presentations, content creation, webinars – all the normal enabling Tech Marketing things one would expect. That said we are really encouraged as TME’s at Rubrik to expand – to learn new things, pick up new skills – even to the point where we can carve off time to do so. One area that I love about Rubrik is its openness as it pertains their API implementation – and...

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A newbies guide to ELK – Part 4 – Filtering w/ Grok

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series A newbies guide to ELKAlright!  It’s been a bit of work to finally get here but we are finally at a stage where we can really begin to see some of the power of Logstash and that’s by having a look at some of the filtering plugins that are available.  If we were to simply just syslog our data into Elasticsearch through Logstash as is it would probably seem kind of boring and plain.  Honestly, it’d be the same as any other old syslog application.  Logstash, on the other hand,...

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Time to write Chapter 2

Writing blog posts seems to always come naturally to me – usually, I scribble down a few reference points and the words seem to flow from there – this one, however, is different.  You see I’m knee deep in tech, troubleshooting, briefings, labs, and prod environments every day – this experience and exposure really simplify the process of writing about these things.  That said this post revolves around something I’ve not done in quite a long time, 12 years to be exact, and that’s make a career change. Chapter 1 Coles Notes Before we get into Chapter 2 let’s...

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