Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) I had some issues with Getting Azure AKS to work with PowerShell locally so I decided to document this. This post shows how I was able to get started using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) with PowerShell. Azure provides a Kubernetes service that is capable of orchestrating Windows containers as well as Linux containers. This makes AKS...
Docker: NuGet Server Windows Server Core I've set up a NuGet Server on a Dockerized Windows Server Core IIS image. This is a multi-stage build that includes an MSBuild stage to compile NuGet Server (ASP.NET) and copy that into the final image. The Dockerfile installs useful utilities like Chocolatey and Vim. GitHUb: Docker NuGet Server Windows Core Also, if you're looking...
Kong API Management Kong is an open-source platform that has tools for API Gateways, API Management, Governance, and Kubernetes. API Gateways provide a way to proxy traffic to different services. This is very beneficial for many reasons. By acting as a single entry point the API gateway is responsible for routing traffic. This means that if a company wanted to...

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Docker: Jenkins Build Server on Windows Server Core Big fan of Jenkins! I've really enjoyed the flexibility that this CI server provides. While it's easy to run a Linux container with Jenkins and do .NET Core builds it's not possible to build traditional ASP.NET projects... unless you install Mono.. but I could never get that to work. After contemplating my...
.NET Core Interview Questions Q: What is .NET Core? .NET Core is a modern Microsoft framework for creating applications that can run platform agnostic. .NET core has performance gains over its predecessor technology ASP.NET where it's been shown as 2400% times faster. .NET core can handle up to 7,000,000 HTTP requests per second. .NET core is developed in C++ and C#. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Core https://www.ageofascent.com/2019/02/04/asp-net-core-saturating-10gbe-at-7-million-requests-per-second/ Q:...
Mounting Volumes in Docker with Visual Studio This technique is ideal for local development within Visual Studio. You can easily mount local files into a docker container by modifying the MSBuild commands of the project. Project File's MSBuild Commands This code came from a .NET Core 3.1 project. <Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk.Web"> <PropertyGroup> <DockerfileRunArguments>-v "C:data:/data"</DockerfileRunArguments> </PropertyGroup> </Project> Using MSBuild Variables Another way to...
How to Become a Web Developer I've been making websites since 1997 and working professionally since 2010 full time as a software developer. If you don't have any experience doing programming or web design as a hobby this will be extremely challenging. Getting started will seem like the hardest thing ever. With commitment and reflecting on your accomplishments regularly, you...
.NET Software Architecture for Remote Workers With more people going remote due to the current pandemic it's brought up a lot of thoughts about how to make .NET work environments more friendly to remote workers. Traditionally, .NET has been tightly coupled with corporate infrastructure. There will be a lot of challenges with taking a team that is in-house to...
C# Reflection: Application Name & Version My friend Christian Caspers showed me this trick and I thought it was a great idea. I've always saved these values in a configuration file but this little snippet is great for pulling that information from the assembly file. View Gist on GitHub
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