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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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LEAP 2019 – day 1

LEAP is an event aimed at architects working with Microsofts product portfolio. It focusses on gaining indepth knowledge about current products and future evolutions. The program includes five days of guided architecture-focused topics that enable you to deliver tomorrow’s solutions and allows for questions and dialogue with engineers and program managers from Microsoft.

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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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Solve problems in the right domain

(but don’t try to solve all of them)
IT development projects can suffer from problems that are addressed within the wrong domain. I’ve encountered many projects where a development team implemented requirements that in the end did not add any business value, purely because they tried to automate a business process that was far from stable. Sounds familiar?

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AVG voor ontwikkelaars

Hoe om te gaan met de AVG in ontwikkelteams?

Bij het verzamelen, opslaan en beheren van persoonlijke gegevens komt tegenwoordig de Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming (AVG) om de hoek kijken. Deze verordening is sinds 25 mei 2018 van kracht en dat betekent dat vanaf dat moment in de hele Europese Unie (EU) vergelijkbare privacywetgeving geldt.

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