About CAE Solutions


Web: http://www.caesolutions.com/


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/301183/


Sally Verrilli post on how CAE Solutions helped UnitedHealth Group with a system that is dying or dead: https://lnkd.in/eecCsuu


An extract from her post:


Who’s been here?

You work in a big company.

You lead a department that has a system that is dying or dead.
You don’t need the space shuttle.
You need something to keep you in orbit for a year or two.
Your system need isn’t big enough to merit capital.

This was my situation last year.  I had to have a system that worked within 1 year or I was screwed. My internal team was in transition and I didn’t know if they would be stable enough or able enough to get this done after I announced the death of the legacy system. (Back then, we were new to each other.  Now I know they CAN.)

My budget wasn’t big but I knew I had to do something.
I needed to up my odds of success.

The vendor that helped build my new, interim system is CAE Solutions. It wasn’t easy;  but it got done and done on time and on budget.  The new system has been up and running with great success for 11 months now, and we are headed into our second busy season with it.

I have no vested interest in CAE, and this is not a sales pitch.  I took a chance and it worked out.  System builds rarely have happy endings for many reasons.  This one did.  Call Anil Gupta at CAE solutions if you need help. It worked for me.

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You were previously added to the Hyper-V Administrators security group, but the permissions have not taken effect. Please sign out of your computer for the permissions to take effect. Android sdk with Visual Studio – xamarin – Part 2

Part 1

The popup about permission was the reason to write part-2, but later I realized there are many more.

After completing activities on Part 1, I now hit the run button to got a pop up saying.

You were previously added to the Hyper-V Administrators security group, but the permissions have not taken effect. Please sign out of your computer for the permissions to take effect.

Yes, this is something related to permission, I read the  “sign out of your computer” as “restart the computer“.

When I came again after restarting.

I hit the run button to see the output on 5” Kitkat (4.4) Virtual device.

Again popup episode started.

Popup-1 : Microsoft Visual Studio

The emulator requires an Internet connection to start. Do you want to configure the emulator to connect to the Internet?

Your computer might lose network connectivity while these changes are applied. This might affect existing network operations.
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Yes No


I clicked on Yes

Popup-2 appeared : Visual Studio Emulator for Android

Click “Retry” to run the emulator in elevated mode.

You do not have permission to modify internal Hyper-V network adapter settings, which are required to run the emulator

[Retry] [Close]

I retried and see emulator phone screen, saying “OS starting..”

Output Window Progress…

1>—— Build started: Project: App1, Configuration: Debug Any CPU ——
1> App1 -> D:\Misc\android\App1\App1\bin\Debug\App1.dll
1> Processing: obj\Debug\res\layout\main.xml
1> Processing: obj\Debug\res\values\strings.xml
1> Processing: obj\Debug\res\layout\main.xml
1> Processing: obj\Debug\res\values\strings.xml
2>Starting deploy 5″ KitKat (4.4) XXHDPI Phone …
2>Starting emulator 5″ KitKat (4.4) XXHDPI Phone …
2>Validating emulator arguments…
2>Determining if emulator is already running…
2>Preparing virtual machine…
2>Launching emulator…
2>An error occured. See full exception on logs for more details.
2>Could not launch ‘VS Emulator 5″ KitKat (4.4) XXHDPI Phone’ device. Exit code 10.
2>An error occured. See full exception on logs for more details.
2>Could not launch ‘VS Emulator 5″ KitKat (4.4) XXHDPI Phone’ device. Exit code 10.
========== Build: 1 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========
========== Deploy: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 skipped ==========

OMG, It stuck again and displayed me another popup.

The emulator is unable to verify that the virtual machine is running:

Something happened while starting a virtual machine: ‘VS Emulator 5-inch KitKat (4.4) XXHDPI Phone.lima’ failed to start. (Virtual machine ID 618636A2-0A76-46A5-A5BA-0CD352B1BEE5)

‘VS Emulator 5-inch KitKat (4.4) XXHDPI Phone.lima’ could not initialize. (Virtual machine ID 618636A2-0A76-46A5-A5BA-0CD352B1BEE5)

Not enough memory in the system to start the virtual machine VS Emulator 5-inch KitKat (4.4) XXHDPI Phone.lima with ram size 2048 megabytes. (Virtual machine ID 618636A2-0A76-46A5-A5BA-0CD352B1BEE5)

I ran dxdiag and ensured that my system has 4GB RAM (4096 MB), it was double then requirement of 2048 megabytes.

Now what, am I in a war zone between Google and Microsoft? should I gave up or keep trying, lets give it a last try. This time we will run the Visual Studio in elevated mode via “Run as Administrator” option.

I have failed today, following is the output of my work on post 1 and this post.vsandriod

Visual Studio is saying:

Visual Studio Emulator for Android
The emulator is unable to verify that the virtual machine is running:
Not enough memory is available in the system to start an emulator that uses 2048 MB of startup RAM. Please close other applications and try to launch the emulator again.
If closing other applications doesn’t help, please follow the instructions on this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2911380/en-us

The suggested work around is to add a guaranteed MemoryReserve in Registry for Virtualization. Guaranteed means when You run emulator this amount of memory should be always free. I added 1024 as decimal .

Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

To work around this problem in a system that is running many programs that are using lots of memory, try to close those programs and then restart the emulator.

If the emulator still does not start, you can disable the Hyper-V runtime memory monitoring functionality by adding a MemoryReserve registry. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Start Registry Editor.
  2. Locate the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Virtualization
  3. Right-click the Virtualization folder, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type MemoryReserve, and then press Enter.
  5. Double-click MemoryReserve, enter 2048 in the Value data box, select the Decimal option, and then click OK.
  6. Close Registry Editor.

In systems that experience this problem and that have fewer than 8 GB of RAM installed, a MemoryReserve value of 2048 (2 GB) is recommended. A value of zero (0) causes this registry setting to be ignored.

Note You must restart the computer for this registry setting to take effect.

To close the chapter, I added the desired DWORD MemoryReserve.

When I came again after restarting, the same out of memory story.

I modified the MemoryReserve in Registry for Virtualization to Zero, still , the same out of memory story.

It seems that we need 8 GB of RAM to run default emulator.

Then I decided to create an Galaxy AVD, this time it was a success.

1>Build succeeded.
1>Deploy successfully on AVD_for_Galaxy_Nexus_by_Google.

nexus avd.png

 

Error: CS1703 – Multiple assemblies with equivalent identity have been imported. Android sdk with Visual Studio – xamarin – Part 1

I was looking for Visual Studio extension for editing Perl, I ended up here http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3755892/is-there-a-perl-extension-for-visual-studio

I followed the solution provided.

Visual Studio Update 1 RTM now (2015) has Perl support, along with Go, Java, R, Ruby, and Swift.

I  noticed the Android project type and thought to give it a try.

When build the default project, stuck on following error.

xamarin android sdk not found

Installing Android sdk from URL resolved this issue.

The new road block, I faced.

Error CS1703 Multiple assemblies with equivalent identity have been imported: ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\MonoAndroid\v1.0\mscorlib.dll’ and ‘C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorlib.dll’. Remove one of the duplicate references.

For resolving this, I went ahead and removed C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorlib.dll reference from Project References. As mentioned in error both mscorlib.dlls were getting referenced automatically.

Now it was build successfully.

Part 2

Conflicting extensions for PHP development have been detected: Visual Studio

So you want to dedug PHP within Visual Studio.

You went ahead and installed extension 1 PhpTools from downloaded msi “PhpTools.xxxx.msi” from visualstudiogallery.

And for complete the installation, you also installed extension 2(like I did) Vs.php from installer “php vsphp_en_xxxx_web_installer.exe downloaded from URL

Then Visual Studio throws up below exception.

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Microsoft Visual Studio
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Conflicting extensions for PHP development have been detected:
– VS.Php
Continuing using of Visual Studio may result in an unpredictible behaviour. To fix this issue, please uninstall conflicting extension above and restart Visual Studio.

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OK
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Why???

Because both these extensions are not supported by Visual Studio at same time, as they are conflicting in nature.

Why conflicting?  Because both extensions extend same features of Visual Studio and studio is saying that configuration of extension 1 has been or may be overwritten by extension 2.

So we need to uninstall one of these to use another.