Should you obfuscate your Xamarin app?

This blog on securing your source code is from Premier Developer consultant Bill Reiss. I saw a question recently about how to protect code in a Xamarin app package. I feel the first question is whether you need to, and not how to do it. The reality is that you can never completely protect your…

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A higher level of Premier Support for Developers – Premier Mission Critical

In this post, Sr. Application Development Manager, Wyn Lewis-Bevan spotlights Premier Mission Critical Support. So, you have a multi-million-dollar revenue generator that uses Microsoft supported technologies, either on Premise, in the Azure cloud, or both. Because it generates a significant portion of your company’s revenue and is therefore a mission critical application, you want to…


TFS automation - User management

In this post, Sr. Application Development Manager, Nandu Muralidharan introduces the TFS API set to help automate administrative tasks associated with managing users in Team Foundation Server. He also shares a set of helper components that he authored to assist developers in this space.   You can check out Nandu’s blog here.  This is part 1…


Using Application Insights SDK in Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) style with .NET

This is the second post in a series on the Application Insights SDK from Premier Developer consultant Nasir Syed.  Check out his previous post here. In my previous post I talked about using Custom Attributes to avoid repetition, code pollution etc., and illustrated it from a very high level to use with Application Insights API,…

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Hardening your web server’s SSL /TLS ciphers

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Anand Shukla shares some tips to harden your web server’s SSL/TLS ciphers. I recently worked with a customer who had security requirements to disable the weak RC 4 ciphers from their Windows 2008 and Windows 2003 servers.  The process is little different for Windows 2008 R2 servers and…


Avoiding Code Pollution when using Application Insights SDK

This post comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Nasir Syed. “Insert a few lines of code in your application to find out what users are doing with it, or to help diagnose issues. You can send telemetry from device and desktop apps, web clients, and web servers. Use the Azure Application Insights core telemetry…

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DevOps diversité & inclusion

Premier Support for Developers is available in various regions worldwide.  Representing our Canadian team, Application Development Manager, Adlene Sifi, provides our first French post on DevOps Diversity and Inclusion. Malgré les années, il demeure difficile de définir clairement ce qu’est DevOps. À la base DevOps était défini comment étant une meilleure cohésion entre les équipes…


Practical Git Commands Kickstart

This very useful guide to Git commands comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn. Git command line is extremely useful for managing your resources – it is the only way to utilize all Git commands possible as most GUI’s only have a set of available commands. Although many guides exist to explain Git…

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Monitoring, and Why It Should Come First In Your DevOps Strategy!

Senior Application Development Manager, Dave Harrison, spotlights the importance of instrumentation and metrics as the backbone of your DevOps movement.  Monitoring has long been the secret sauce of DevOps. How else do we get feedback on our priorities, and actual metrics – not guesses – on which features are in use? What’s often overlooked though…


Speed Matters – Turbo Charging Data Services with EF Core

Premier Developer consultant Rob Vettor brings us this post on performance of the new Entity Framework Core. Entity Framework Core (EF Core) has arrived and brings with it several long-awaited improvements. Officially released this past June, EF Core is a complete rewrite of the Entity Framework. While the high-level developer APIs (DbContext, LINQ queries, etc.)…

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