Running AWS DynamoDB Locally for .NET Core Developers Configuring an ASP.NET Core application to use a local DynamoDB Docker container

For a recent set of .NET Core based microservices I have found myself using AWS DynamoDB as a data store. I recently discovered that AWS provides (and have done for 5 years!) a local version of DynamoDB which is perfect for testing applications offline and without the need to set up actual DynamoDB tables in […]

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How to record metrics to DataDog from ASP.NET Core Recording metrics and events to DataDog in development and production in AWS ECS.

I’m currently architecting and building a new microservices based system at work. A priority of mine has been to learn from the experience of building our first microservices project by putting a greater focus on logging and monitoring. We freely acknowledge that we didn’t get this as good as we would have liked in our […]

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Contributing to the Microsoft ASP.NET Documentation My experience of writing for docs.microsoft.com

Back in February I spotted an issue on the ASP.NET Core Docs repository. The issue was a requirement for new documentation about the IHttpClientFactory feature being added in ASP.NET Core 2.1. I’d been following the work on IHttpClientFactory for a while and had written a couple of posts about the functionality based on the nightly builds. […]

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Library Manager (LibMan) in Visual Studio 2017 (15.7) How to restore client side libraries in ASP.NET Core projects.

UPDATE: 24-May-2018 – It looks like LibMan didn’t make it into the final release of 15.7. It’s in the preview for 15.8.x currently so we may see it when that version lands. I recently started working on an ASP.NET Core 2.1 Preview 2 sample project. Having been mostly API focused recently, it was the first […]

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