I’ve been neck deep in Azure App Authentication (aka. Easy Auth) lately trying to get it to work with ASP.NET Core applications.  I wrote a bunch of labs/walk-throughs last week to demonstrate how to make it work.  Here are the posts in the Azure Easy Auth series: Lab 1, Lab 2…(Read More)


I’ve been working doing a lot more with Azure Web Apps lately and found that there are some basic things that it’s hard to find information on.  So I decided to write some labs.  This is the fifth post in a series. The overall goal of these labs is to teach you how…(Read More)


I’ve been working doing a lot more with Azure Web Apps lately and found that there are some basic things that it’s hard to find information on.  So I decided to write some labs.  This is the fourth post in a series. The overall goal of these labs is to teach you how…(Read More)


I’ve been working doing a lot more with Azure Web Apps lately and found that there are some basic things that it’s hard to find information on.  So I decided to write some labs.  This is the third post in a series. The overall goal of these labs is to teach you how…(Read More)


I’ve been working doing a lot more with Azure Web Apps lately and found that there are some basic things that it’s hard to find information on.  So I decided to write some labs.  This is the second post in a series. The overall goal of these labs is to teach you how…(Read More)


I’ve been working doing a lot more with Azure Web Apps lately and found that there are some basic things that it’s hard to find information on.  So I decided to write some labs.  This is the first one in a series. The overall goal of these labs is to teach you how…(Read More)


I just wrapped up my talk at VSLive Austin 2018 — “Unit Testing & Test-Driven Development (TDD) for Mere Mortals”.  Thanks to all the attendees for the great questions. As promised, here are my slides and code samples. Unit Testing & Test-Driven Development (TDD) for Mere Mortals Unit Testing and Test-Driven Development (TDD…(Read More)


Just got back from speaking at VSLive Austin 2018.  As promised, here are my slides for that talk. Coaching Skills for Scrum Masters & The Self-Organizing Team Scrum works best with — arguably, requires — a self-organizing team. If you want a high-performing and self-organizing team, it helps if your Scrum Master thinks…(Read More)


(UPDATE 7/5/2018: If you’re using EF Core 2.1, you’ll probably want to read the updated version of this post.) In a previous blog post, I discussed how difficult it is to deploy Entity Framework Core migrations from the compiled binaries of your project.  It’s still difficult to do.  You…(Read More)


I ran into a problem today doing an automated build for a ASP.NET Core 2 project and then trying to deploy the output.  From the command line, I ran “dotnet publish -o c:\temp\presidents” to build and publish the code for my ASP.NET Core web application.  Then I went to the directory…(Read More)