Setting up .NET Core Configuration Providers

In this blog post, Premier Developer Consultant Randy Patterson teaches us how to set up .NET Core configuration providers in Visual Studio. He shows how to look at NuGet packages to access the Configuration API and then setup the providers as ASP .NET Core web applications. ASP Core uses the convenient Provider Pattern to load…


Azure Load Balancing Solutions: A guide to help you choose the correct option

In this post, Sr. App Dev Manager Fidelis Ekezue explain Azure Load Balancing options and highlight considerations for choosing a solution. Azure Load Balancing Solutions: When to choose which one? Microsoft Azure provides customers with many ways to load balance traffic requests to their environments. Customers have the options to choose Traffic Manager, Azure Load…


Blockchain in a nutshell

In this post, Sr. App Dev Managers Bernard Apolinario and Ajay Tanikella gives a thorough explanation of Blockchain concepts. What is Blockchain? Blockchain is a Secured, Shared, Distributed ledger. It’s a concept with the following key aspects: Ledger: It’s a not a typical accounting ledger. It’s a ledger that tracts value exchange between two parties….


Is Your Development Staff Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

In this post, Principal Consultant/ADM Larry Duff discuss some ethical challenges in Artificial Intelligence. Artificial intelligence has been a dream of computer scientists for many years. I remember my early days of programming I had a Commodore Pet. I was excited that I had a book of programs, I typed them in and saved to…


How to Add the OMS Client to a VM Scale Set

Premier Developer Consultant Tim Omta shares a PowerShell script he used to add the OMS client to an Azure VM ScaleSet. I was asked by a customer to add the OMS client to an Azure VM ScaleSet (VMSS). This is not documented directly for a VMSS, though it is for Azure VMs. After some asking…


Using VSTS API with PowerShell to scaffold Team Projects

In this post, Senior Application Development Managers Art Garcia demonstrates how to navigate the VSTS REST APIs. Visual Studio Team Services or VSTS has matured into one of the leading Application Lifecycle management tools available. It allows you to not only manage your work and team velocity, but it also is a great tool to…


Running Docker Windows and Linux Containers Simultaneously

Many of you with familiarity with Docker for Windows know how you currently have to switch between running either Windows or Linux Containers. In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Randy Patterson teaches us how to combat this limitation and run Docker Windows and Linux Containers simultaneously on the same host. Starting with Docker for…


Role of Web Based Technologies In Maximizing Code Sharing In Your Applications

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Wael Kdouh shares ideas of the alternatives to reduce web complexity and increase code sharing. He does a side-by-side comparison of Cordova/Iconic, NativeScript, and React Native to help you explore some of your options to reduce complexity. I was recently approached by a colleague of mine with the following…


Docker Blog Series Part 6 – How to use Service Fabric Reverse Proxy for container services

Learn about the container orchestrator, Service Fabric, and how to use Service Fabric Reverse Proxy for container services in Monu’s latest post. Monu Bambroo is a Consultant on the Premier Developer team. Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers. Service…


Real-time Code Quality with SonarLint in Visual Studio

In the second part of her SonarQube series, Premier Developer Consultant Sana Noorani builds on top of SonarQube technology and explains how SonarLint can be added in Visual Studio to track real time code quality. What is SonarLint? SonarLint an extension you can add to an IDE such as Visual Studio that can provide developers…