Securing Microservices with Sam Newman

How do you secure microservices? Carl and Richard chat with Sam Newman about the complexity that comes with containerization and microservices, and how that impacts your security plans. Often security has been based on a monolithic single-point-of-access model. But when applications are broken down into microservices, there are a whole bunch of new points of contact to be secured. The good news is, there is plenty of technology out there to help, including password vaults, mutual TLS and more – you just need to learn about it!

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.NET Core 3 and Beyond with Scott Hunter

Build is over – what did we learn? Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter about the various announcements at Build connection with .NET – including the delivery date of .NET Core 3 and what happens beyond! The conversation digs into switching to a routine delivery model for .NET, so that you can anticipate when you’ll need to implement the new version of the framework. Scott also talks about new features coming in C# 8, including the fact that C# 8 is only for .NET Core 3 and above… things are changing, and it seems for the better!

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Identity Server Update with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen

What’s the latest for Identity Server? While at NDC in Porto, Carl and Richard chatted with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen about their latest work on Identity Server. The conversation goes through the various current generations of attacks on web pages, how Single Page Apps behave differently, and more! Great conversation about the current state of web-based security and how you can do more!

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The Modern Developer with Dan North

What does it take to be a modern developer? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talked with Dan North about how being a developer has evolved. The conversation starts out discussing the transformation of Microsoft itself and how it has helped throw the definition of developer out the window – so what happens now? Dan digs into looking at developers as more than an array of technical skills, but also how they work in teams and in the organization. Great thinking!

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Visual Studio Templates with Layla Porter

Templates can make your life better! While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard chatted with Layla Porter about the power of Visual Studio Templates. Layla talks about trying to avoid repeating herself in code, and trying to document or remember best practices for the various projects she works on. The answer is templates – so that you can File-New a project with all that thinking already built in. And not just for new projects – you can template Visual Studio configurations as well!

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Still an Impostor with Rob Conery

Impostor Syndrome is real and pervasive in the development industry – what can you do about it? While at NDC London, Carl and Richard talk to Rob Conery about the second edition of The Impostor’s Handbook. Rob talks about how most software developers don’t actually have an education in computing science, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn – he talks about key bits of education you can add to your repertoire to help resist feeling like an impostor – you can do it!

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Azure Functions using Node with Simona Cotin

What can Azure Functions do for you? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talked to Simona Cotin about Azure Functions. You can code Azure Functions in C#, Java, Python and JavaScript – but Simona prefers JavaScript. Use the language you’re most comfortable with. Programming Azure Functions in JavaScript means using the NodeJS frameworks, building small chunks of code that do exactly what you want them to do without a lot of plumbing!

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Instrumenting Software Features with Christine Yen

How do you measure the success of a feature in your application? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talked to Christine Yen about her experiences building instrumentation systems for applications both to diagnose problems and to understand how to make software better. The conversation digs into the scientific method of hypothesizing a potential feature, exploring different ways to build it and deciding on measurements of success – know when something works!

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Instrumenting Software Features with Christine Yen

How do you measure the success of a feature in your application? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talked to Christine Yen about her experiences building instrumentation systems for applications both to diagnose problems and to understand how to make software better. The conversation digs into the scientific method of hypothesizing a potential feature, exploring different ways to build it and deciding on measurements of success – know when something works!

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