Application Insights Performance Profiler

I’ve been asked recently about performance profilers for various apps, and so I took another look at App Insights to see what’s new/different/interesting in that space. Luckily, I ran across this: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-insights/app-insights-profiler, which is super-awesome, and seem to work for ASP.NET Core (aspnetcore) apps as well!  Here’s a screenshot of the vanilla aspnetcore MVC app, hosted…

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Microservices == Microdatabases

I’ve been playing in the microservices conversation for quite a while now, and just wanted to callout a really nice codebase/walkthrough at https://github.com/dotnet-architecture/eShopOnContainers While we’re on the topic, the first question I often hear is “what is a microservice?” or “what is the difference between a microservice and SOA?” Seeing as how microservices doesn’t even have…

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Replace ConnectionString values using transformations in Team Services

First off, check out this great overview https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/devops/2017/04/05/managing-configuration-app-settings-for-multiple-environments-in-your-cd-pipeline/ And be aware of how stinky-easy this is when deploying to Azure web sites.  Note: Creation of variables in Team Services, and slot settings in Azure are typically done by an Operations or Infrastructure/Deployment team, *not* by developers :). Managed via Variables in Team Services: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/build/apps/cd/deploy-webdeploy-webapps#configure-the-environment Managed…

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TFVC to Git – How do I???

A great primer on Git interactions for those of us that have been in TFVC for sooo long :).   https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/articles/mapping-my-tfvc-actions-to-git

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