Using configuration files to manage NuGet package versions (and other stuff!)

Have you ever had a LOT of projects in a solution, many of which use the same NuGet packages? Managing package versions could be a nightmare!

Getting Started with Microsoft Orleans

Orleans is an open source actor framework built by Microsoft research, and was used for halo cloud functionality! Here’s how to get started…

It’s all about the abstractions baby

I’ve been a developer my whole life, professionally about 10 years. In those 10 years, I feel I’ve always been able to “get the job done”, but things really started to click for me, once I embraced the abstraction.

Going from an "A" to an "A+" on ssllabs.com

Previously I got docker working with nginx and let’s encrypt; this resulted in an “A” from ssllabs.com. Let’s see about getting that to an “A+”.

docker, nginx, and letsencrypt - website setup for that sweet, sweet HTTPS!

I’ve used letsencrypt in the past for free certs, but I have not successfully utilized it since moving over to docker/kestrel/nginx. That all changed today, and I had a hell of a time figuring out what I’m doing to get it working.

dotnet core console application IOptions configuration

So, I’m losing faith in my google skills, there didn’t seem to be a one stop shop that I could find to give information on setting up a .net core console application with a IServiceProvider and utilizing IOptions… so that brings us here.

Angular, Typescript, and .net core - updating SolarProjection with a form

I’m close to wrapping up my initial pass through the solar projection feature of the website. One of the final touches is the ability for visitors to run their own projections.

Angular Basics - NgClass

I needed a way to quickly distinguish between “good” and “bad” years, that led me to NgClass. So let’s continue on with Angular basics - NgClass.

Angular and TypeScript Basics - Custom Pipes

Last post, we added some basic pipe information to the solar projection page. I noticed that due to the way my array worked, the data in the table shows the first year as “year 0”…

Angular Basics - Pipes

Last post we worked on data binding, this post I want to expand on that. Right now we have no formatting, so I’d like to add currency formatting, and/or thousands separatorsto the bound data.

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