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A Dependency Track Dashboard Widget for Azure DevOps

This post is about adding a widget to your Azure DevOps Dashboard showing the Dependency Track information on one or more of your projects. If you are unaware what a great product Dependency Track is, I would suggest a detour and read up on it here: https://dependencytrack.org/

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Coronavirus uitwijktest: the good, the bad and the ugly

Mede naar aanleiding van de zorgen rondom het coronavirus wilden we kijken hoe onze werkzaamheden, processen en tools zich houden wanneer er collectief thuis gewerkt wordt. Natuurlijk werken medewerkers van ons software ontwikkelteam wel vaker vanuit huis, maar nog niet eerder deden we dat ongepland en met zijn allen tegelijkertijd.  

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A quick intro: Application Insights for your Angular Java stack

Finding out about performance issues and collecting metrics on the usage of your app is important. Add Application Insights to your apps and let the reports tell you what is wrong and allow you to track all kinds of dimensions.

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Canary deployments with just Azure DevOps

Well, with Azure DevOps and Azure Kubernetes Service. But that’s it, no additional software required. Although there are plenty 3rd party solutions out there that address canary deployments, you might just get it done using “just” Azure DevOps. And in some cases, less is actually more! But to be fair, these other solutions provide a more holistic approach when it comes to deploying cloud native apps. If you are interested in those, these are the ones I know/ worked with:

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Speaking at Techorama Netherlands 2019

October 1st, Pamela and I will be speaking at the Techorama Event in the Netherlands. We hope to see you there! 

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Version management of npm packages

If you have been working on JavaScript projects for a while and have used npm, you have probably run into issues with package versions. Maybe your automated build fails, while everything works just fine on your laptop. Or you cannot get an existing project to run on your new machine, while your team mates have no problems at all with the exact same code base. Version differences between npm packages can cause quite some headaches, so how can you keep some sanity in all of this? Let’s examine how it all works.

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LEAP 2019 – day 5

Some notes on the final day @ LEAP! This was the final day and filled with various talks. For me the most interesting one today was related to the upcoming .NET 3.0 🙂

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Cookies, tokens and session lifetime with Identity Server

When dealing with OpenID Connect (OIDC) and OAuth authentication in a modern .NET application, Identity Server is ofted used as the identity provider. In this post, I’ll work through a common, but quite specific scenario: configuring the lifetime of a client session. In this case, the user of an ASP.NET MVC Client must be logged out of the session after 15 minutes of inactivity. In such a setup, there are a lot of places where you can configure time-outs, lifetimes, expirations etc. So which ones are relevant for the client session and which ones are not? Let’s find out.

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