Why cloud native is a gamechanger

by dotnetnerd 9. November 2018 11:25

Cloud native is one of those words that make some people shake their heads and call BS. In some contexts I am one of those people. It does however also have its place, because building solutions that are cloud centric does come with a number of benefits and enables solutions that were very hardif not impossible pre-cloud.

Sure, you can script the setup of a server from scratch, but it requires quite a bit of work, it takes time to execute and you still end up with an environment that requires updates and patching as soon as the script is a week old. In a cloud setup good practices, in the form of DevOps mainly using the CLI makes this very obtainable. Actually the current environment I am working with combines an ARM template and a few lines of script so we can spin up an entire environment in about 15 minutes. The only manual step is setting up the domain and SSL cert, but even that could be scripted if I wanted to.

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UI testing done right with Cypress.IO

by dotnetnerd 11. October 2018 12:07

Finally, someone has written a UI testing tool for the web and done it right! For at least 5 years I have been envious of the UI testing tools that were written for native application development. I have tried various tools for UI testing websites, but they all relied on selenium, which sucks harder than my vacuum cleaner. No matter how much lipstick you put on a pig, it is still a pig, so the brittle nature of selenium would bleed through, and require you to do updates to drivers as well as handle very low level things like timing between a click and the actual page being re-rendered. So working with those tools has been slow and painful.

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Tech lead at Trifork eHealth

by dotnetnerd 2. August 2018 08:57

It has been a bit quiet that last couple of months, because I was busy finishing up with the danish patent and trademark office, where we finally went live with a new case management system. It has been a very long process for the organisation, so it was a big milestone to get the new system along with all the smaller services for working with patents live.

Now I have moved on to my next adventure, where I will work as a tech lead for Trifork eHealth. So it is a new domain for me, but I look forward to learning more about the health industry. More...

Build: Building Progressive Web Apps for Windows

by DotNetNerd 22. May 2018 16:14

As my last video recommendation from Build this time around I will recommend taking a look at Jeff Burtoft talking about PWA’s on Windows. To me it is one of those topics where I mostly end up picking parts that are suited for what I am building, without going into everything under the umbrella. In that way, this talk suits me very well, because Jeff dives into the fairly few essentials they believe are required for a web app to be considered progressive.

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Build: .NET overview & roadmap

by DotNetNerd 15. May 2018 16:48

aspnetcore-logo-591x360Continuing through the most important talks at Build I have come to the .NET overview and roadmap talk with the two Scotts, Hanselman and Hunter. They had a good combination of things I heard was coming, but also completely new stuff. It was well known that they are working on SignalR for .NET core, and one of the first demoes was running a SignalR app via Azure, which was really cool, and makes using and scaling SignalR a lot easier.

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Build: The future of C#

by DotNetNerd 14. May 2018 17:02

Along the same line as the TypeScript talk, Mads Thorgersen and Dustin Campbell did a great talk about the future of C#, opening with some statistics that show how loved and widely used the language really is. Even though I am very much in love with F#, I am also quite happy doing my work in C#, as I have been for 14 years, so it is nice to see innovation in the language continue, and especially that they keep on drawing inspiration from F#.

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Build: What’s new in TypeScript

by DotNetNerd 9. May 2018 19:41

So Build is well underway, and I finally got around to diving into some of the talks that are online. One of my early favorites is Anders Hejlsbergs talk on news in TypeScript.  Anders gives a good run through of the TypeScript typesystem, starting with the basics and covering why it is so different from other type systems, and in many ways ground breaking work even for a language designer like him. More...

MVP Summit 2018 – maybe you'll be there next year?

by dotnetnerd 9. March 2018 15:35

I just came home from the 25th MVP Summit and as always it has been a blast. As I ended up tweeting, "tech by day and beer by night, what's not to like".

Sadly I am not allowed to write much about the tech, because it is still confidential, but it should be safe to say that things are continuing to move fast with ASP.NETCore, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and of course Azure, which have been my main areas of interest.

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2017 review

by DotNetNerd 20. December 2017 10:30

Another year has flown by, and it has been quite a change of pace for me. With my daughter being born last year, I have had to prioritise more than ever. Not really a surprise, but when you are going into it you don’t really know what will be possible. Looking back it has definitely changed my every day life for the better, although I have had to cut down on some spare time activities.

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Type(Script)Ahead

by dotnetnerd 14. December 2017 07:48

Recently I ran into a task that I had encountered less than a year ago with another client. In both cases the client was using Bootstrap CSS for their grid layout, but didn’t have much need for the Bootstrap JavaScript bits. After a while the need for type ahead functionality arose, so the first time around we agreed to include the Bootstrap JavaScript so we could use the Bootstrap Typeahead plugin.

However having to include jQuery, Bootstrap JavaScript and a plugin, which still required me to make some tweeks to work properly, didn’t sit well with me. So the second time around I opted to implement type ahead on my own. More...

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My name is Christian Holm Diget, and I work as an independent consultant, in Denmark, where I write code, give advice on architecture and help with training. On the side I get to do a bit of speaking and help with miscellaneous community events.

Some of my primary focus areas are code quality, programming languages and using new technologies to provide value.

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