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Hi, my name is Marco. Working as a Senior Software Architect at Philips. This blog is statically generated using Next.js.

I wrote my first blog March 2011. Mostly I'm writing on software development. In total I wrote 71 articles in 7 categories. Use search below to filter by title or click a category or tag to filter by tag or category.

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Ssl certificate for your Azure website using Letsencrypt

Marco Franssen

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Letsencrypt is a free automated service which provides you SSL certificates for free. Although the certificates are only valid for 3 months, this shouldn't be a bottleneck as you can fully automate the certificate request and renewal. Letsencrypt comes with a python client which you can use to make a certificate request. Letsencrypt can be ran from a Linux OS. In this blogpost I will show you how to use the Letsencrypt Vagrant box (Ubuntu vm) to authorize the certification request for your Az…

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Switch between Hyper-V and Virtualbox on Windows

Marco Franssen

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Since a while I have been using Virtualbox + vagrant to do web development based on Linux, Nginx and NodeJS. However I also still do Windows development occasionally. For that reason I needed a way to easily switch from Virtualbox to Hyper-V or the other way around, as Hyper-V is required for example for the Windows Phone emulator. Hyper-V can not run together with Virtualbox as they both need an Hypervisor. Unfortunately you can't have 2 Hypervisors running. Therefore we need to disable Hyper-…