Friday, 17 August 2018

Testing on Windows IE/Edge

I'm using a MacBook Pro, so I don't have easy access to a windows machine for testing web applications on Internet Explorer - or so I thought...

Microsoft have made available virtual machine images (for VirtualBox, Parallels, Vagrant, VMWare, HyperV) of Windows 7 through to 10 so you can run IE and Edge easily.

Note that the VMs expire after 90 days, but if you take a snapshot when you first install the VM you can roll it back later and start again.

Perfect!

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Slow, Buffering, Stuttering Udemy Video

Udemy video has been completely unusable from my home broadband connection. Videos would take minutes to start playing and then continuously stutter and buffer.

Searching for a solution I came across this Reddit post - and I found the solution was to change my DNS to use CloudFlare (1.1.1.1).

After changing my AppleTV from automatic DNS to manual and using 1.1.1.1 video playback from the Udemy app has been as you would expect. I don't know why this helps, but it seems to have so far.