Docker Blog Series Part 4 – Managing Secrets inside Kubernetes Cluster in Azure Container Service

One of the common tasks in application development is to manage configurations. Some of the configurations can be sensitive information. One of the features of Kubernetes is secret management. There are many approaches to retrieve secrets from the secret management store. In this blog post, I will show you how to manage a sample secret…

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Docker Blog Series Part 2 – Build & Deploy ASP.NET Core based Docker Container on Service Fabric

Azure Service Fabric in addition to offering a Service Fabric programming model is also able to orchestrate container based services across a cluster of machines. Service Fabric can deploy services in container images. In this blog post, we will see how to use Service Fabric as an orchestrator for Windows based Docker images. The images will be…

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Docker Blog Series Part 1- Building ASP.NET Core Application using Docker For Windows.

Applications and their set of user expectations continue to evolve over the last few years. We have seen various trends like microservices and containerization become mainstream. The enterprises are beginning to realize the cost savings and other benefits of these technologies. It therefore becomes incumbent to build applications and service with this mindset. In this…

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Web Test Plug-in for Authentication

Web and Load testing are essential part of application life cycle management . Within Visual Studio, we provide a great template to do web and load testing.  This template is used to simulate the application traffic using web tests and simulate high load with the load test template. This works very well for web application,…

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Visual Studio Team Services Release Management IIS Web Deployment vnext

Modern Lifecycle Development requires teams to be agile and work with a DevOps mindset. To realize that vision fully, it is paramount to have a robust release pipeline for managing the releases. Release Management vNext is a VSTS service that enables teams to automate the deployment of their applications in different environments and manage releases…

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Unit Testing OData Web API/Entity Framework Applications

The cost of fixing bugs is lower if found early in the software development cycle. Unit tests greatly reduce this cost by pushing quality upstream. This helps prevent regression bugs and when coupled with TDD approach, provides a solid foundation for a complete test suite. Furthermore, teams are striving to push code into production more…

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