Upcoming DevOps and Tech Conferences

Are you interested in learning about DevOps and the newest advances in technology? Do you want to challenge your development perspectives and current practices? Read this post from Premier Developer Consultant Brian Blackman to find an upcoming conference for you and your team to attend. All of us in software engineering are always looking for…


Extensions to Application Insights Telemetry Collection

Application Development Manage Isaac Levin recently posted this article on building extensions for Application Insights.  In this post, he demonstrates how to capture additional HTTP metadata using custom telemetry Initializers for Application Insights. I will start off by saying I love Application Insights. I have been using it for a long time, and am delighted…


Angular How-to: Implement Role-based security

Laurie Atkinson, Premier Developer Consultant, shows us how to customize the behavior of an Angular app based on the user’s permissions. This includes page navigation, hiding and disabling of UI elements, and generation of menus. Applications often include requirements to customize their appearance and behavior based on the user’s role or permission. Users should only…


Freeing Disk Space on a Developer Machine

In this post,  Senior Application Development Manager, Patrick King, shares some tips for freeing up disk space on a development machine. As a developer, I see my free disk space diminish over time. It usually isn’t an issue if I have ample disk and get to change hardware out every few years, but that isn’t…


5 Ways to Reduce the Impact of Failure

In the second post in his series on risk management in modern software development, Premier Developer consultant Assaf Stone further explores the concept of mitigating risk by reducing the impact of failures. In the previous post we discussed risk management, how many of us manage it today by attempting to control the likelihood of failure,…

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Risk: You’re Managing it Wrong!

The following post about managing risks in modern software development is from Premier Developer consultant, Assaf Stone. No offense, but despite your best intentions, you might not be handling risk properly. In this day and age, everything is software-dependent; even if you do not consider yourself a “software-firm” per-se, even if you are just running…


Code Reviews and fishing

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Jim Blizzard discussed the human side of code reviews… Years ago, before I joined Microsoft, a team at one of the companies I worked for decided to start doing code reviews. This was back before modern IDEs that would show you side by side code…

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