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Microservice Series - From Zero to Hero

I am working as a consultant and software engineer on different projects which focus on microservice, DevOps, and process automation. Many of my consulting jobs are about explaining microservice, w...

Create Git Commits in an Azure DevOps YAML Pipeline

This week I encountered the need to commit some code to a Git repository in an Azure DevOps pipeline. First, I had no idea how to could work because the repository has some branch policies and requ...

Azure Arc - Getting Started

Today, many companies use cloud services, but there is also still a sizeable group of companies that can’t use cloud services for various reasons. Modern software becomes more and more complex and,...

Use AAD Authentication for Applications running in AKS to access Azure SQL Databases

Removing passwords and using identities to access resources is the way to go for new applications. In my last posts Use AAD Authentication for Pods running in AKS and Implement AAD Authentication t...

Upgrade a Microservice from .NET 5.0 to .NET 6.0

.NET 6, the fastest and best .NET ever just got released. The improved performance, new C# features, and the 3-year long-term support are great incentives to upgrade existing applications. Let’s h...

.NET 6 Minimal APIs - Getting Started

Microsoft released .NET 6 and the most talked topic of this new version is minimal API. The promise of minimal APIs is that you can write APIs with barely any code. When I read the announcement, I ...

C# 10.0 - What's new

It is November again which means that Microsoft released a new version of .NET. This year, Microsoft released with .NET 6 a long-term support (LTS) version, and guarantees support for .NET 6 for 3 ...

Automatically set Azure Service Bus Queue Connection Strings during the Deployment

In a previous post, I showed how to add the connection string of an Azure Service Bus Queue to your application using Azure DevOps pipelines. This was done using variables. The solution works, but ...

Implement AAD Authentication to access Azure SQL Databases

Microsoft promotes going passwordless for a while now. Azure offers authentication against the Azure Active Directory where applications can acquire access tokens using their identity. Another use ...

Use AAD Authentication for Pods running in AKS

Since the dawn of time, authentication has been a problem for developers and security engineers. Weak passwords make it easy for attackers to get access to areas where they don’t belong. Even if yo...