statistical scattering

So taking huge data-sources and looking at it is not enough to have an idea what values we really got here. So most of the times we need to break it down to just one or at least less values that we can check out to have an idea what data-source-values we got. So every one of this “less-values” that we want to see to have an idea about the complete data-values is called a parameter in the statistic. Every parameter is like an attribute of the data-source-values. The most common parameter is the average.

sum(x_i) / x_count

But we can not see how the scattering is. For this the easiest way to describe the scattering is by taking the max-value and the min-value and subtracting one by the other. This is called Range (R):

R = x_max – x_min

But this just takes 2 of all values and this is bad. We want to express the scattering of all values. So the next idea would be to take every singe value and compare it to the average. After this we could sum all these values. But by doing this we could get to zero in sum because it is the difference between the average. So to have the real range we also need to use amount strokes. At the end we divide this by the count of the values. This is called: Middle linear difference

sum(|x – x_average|) / x_count

To go further it is easier to calculate this by ^2 instead of amount strokes because you avoid of many case-differences. This is called variance:

sum((x – x_average)^2) / x_count

So many times we will get a higher value with this as the range is which does not make to much sense at all so we have to take the square root. This is called std-difference:

squareroot(sum((x – x_average)^2) / x_count)

However we still can improve her because just with this value we can not see the average. And it is a clear difference about having a std-difference of 1k with an average of 1k or having a std-difference of 1k with an average of 100k. So So handle this we just make sure we use the value more relatively by dividing std-difference by average. This is called variance-coefficient:

squareroot(sum((x – x_average)^2) / x_count) / sum(x_i) / x_count

mvc design/pattern

MVC is one of the most common pattern or designs to build your project and to locate your code. So you split everything you code into this three parts:

  • Model: This is your context or your class. Here you define and have your data
  • View: This is your UI that shows the user what is going on.
  • Controller: This controller will use the models to prepare your data and bring it to the view.

There are some examples that completely use the mvc-pattern like ASP.NET MVC for example. Here everything is prepared to work in a mvc-concept. I mean if you do not know the mvc-pattern, anyway you probably will code something like this because it is quit a way to code clean. In every project you think about where to put on the code. And most of the times you will separate the view and the controller and in every object-oriented-language you do something like classes. And hopefully you separate the classes and the controller as well … so there are not to many opportunities that are different to the mvc-pattern and are still clean and reasonable as well.


c# throw windows event

To make a running server-application a way more professional we can not just write our own log about what is going good or bad. We can go instead and use windows events. In the following example I will write a Windows-Event in a created event-source. By doing this I can separate all the events that I will throw out in my applications from the other event-messages and errors of the other applications.

class Program
   const string APP_SOURCE = "LiveCodeBlog";
   static void Main(string[] args)
      EventLog.CreateEventSource(APP_SOURCE , APP_SOURCE);

      EventLog myLog = new EventLog
         Source = APP_SOURCE

      myLog.WriteEntry("Writing to event log with the source " + APP_SOURCE);


The final result looks like this:

However to create a event-source you need to have the rights to do this. Exactly you need full-rights to create the even-source and as well read-rights for all other event sources. This is because .Net wants to check if there is another eventsource named like this. So you can check your right like this:

c# avoid constructor redundancy

Sometimes we need to define several constructors that just get different types – but all do do same like the following here:

class MyClass
   int x;
   public int X { get => x; set => x = value; }

   MyClass(int x)
      this.x = x;
      //... do further things

   MyClass(string x)
      this.x = int.Parse(x);
      //... do other further things

But we can do this in a better way by inheriting from one constructor like this:

class MyClass
   int x;
   public int X { get => x; set => x = value; }

   MyClass(int x)
      this.x = x;
      //... do further things

   MyClass(string x) : this(int.Parse(x))
      //... do other further things

By doing this the string-parameter-constructor inherit the int-parameter-constructor and does every thing. We also could call the int-parameter-constructor -method in the string-parameter-parameter like “this(int.Parse(x))”.

docker basics

So right now every one talks about docker. Some of them use it and others just talk about it, but anyway its a hot subject right now. So here is what it is for me right now:

Docker is an an open-source-project that extends and improves your virtualization. You can work with docker on all three main systems like windows, MacOS and Linux. Docker does two nice main parts to me:

    • Change the platform-background-operation
    • Easy to use and control

The platform-background-operation compared to a normal virtualization-process is shown up here:

In docker you do not create a OS for every app you want to virtualize. So that saves you a lot of server-power and server components. Everything you need is a server with a host-OS choosen by you. Than you install docker and there you go. To start you just to install docker and register, because docker works with a docker(-user)-id. After this you can start.

I type my docker statements in powershell. You always have to start by starting docker if it ist not running. If docker is running on your system and you never used it you have to start with the command “docker login”. After this I use the following statement to see what containers are out there. The parameter -a will show me also containers that are not running right now:

docker ps -a

To have a container there are to main-steps: pull & run.
But how ever if you wanna run a std. container that is out there as a image and you do not have it it will check out and pull before running automatic. So to run your first program you can do something like this:

docker run busybox echo "hello world"

After doing this you should see your busybox echo “hello world” container with the docker ps -a command.
If you have lot containers and want to delete all that are status = exited you can do something like this:

docker rm $(docker ps -a -q -f status=exited)

the parameter -q will just display the number and the parameter -f will describe a filter. You also can add –help to every command to see possible parameters for a statement like this:

docker ps -a --help

To have a ubuntu machine you can do something like this:

docker run ubuntu

Now docker will download an ubuntu image and create a container up for you. You can go and and go to the commando line of that linux machine by using:

docker run -ti ubuntu

SOAP API in Visual Studio in C#

To create a api there are alot opporunities. Right now I prefer SOAP-APIs in Visual Studio because it is easy as possible to create such one.

I will do this with Visual Studio 2017 and a console-application, so nothing special:

For the example I googled for free SOAP-Webservice and got this one here that can handle some information about the BLZ:

To start in Visual Studio I add a reference like this:

  1. Rightclick in the solution explorer at references.
  2. Click “Add Service Reference”
  3. Click “Advanced…”
  4. Click “Add Web Reference…”
  5. Paste the URL and click on the arrow.
  6. Type in a name that specifies the webservice-name in your project.
  7. Click “Add Reference”.
  8. Done!


pre>This will add a folder to your projects called “Web References” and will add the service. Like this you will also get every object and method that you need. So I am able to write this code:

var BLZService = new OpenSOAPBLZService.BLZService();
 var Bank = BLZService.getBank("10070100");
 Console.WriteLine(Bank.bezeichnung + " - " + Bank.ort);


Here we create a new object based on the service that we created, create a new bank object (which class is also created by the Add-Reference-Function) and show the bank description and the location of the bank in the console. So we get this out here: