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Run a Kubernetes Cluster locally

Running microservices in Kubernetes usually requires a cluster running in the cloud or on-premise. During the development or when debugging, developers often need to run their application quickly i...

Override Appsettings in Kubernetes

Changing configs was difficult in the past. In .NET we had to do a web.config transformation and we also had to have a web.config file for each environment. It was ok since there were usually only ...

Deploy to Kubernetes using Helm Charts

In my last post, I explained how Helm works and how to add it to your microservice. This post is going to be more practical. Helm is a package manager that helps you to deploy your application easi...

Helm - Getting Started

Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes which helps developers to quickly deploy their application. In my last post, Azure Kubernetes Service - Getting Started, I showed how to deploy an applicati...

Azure Kubernetes Service - Getting Started

In my eyes, the two biggest inventions in the last years are the cloud and Kubernetes (K8s). Today, I want to combine both and give you a high-level overview of Kubernetes using Microsoft’s Azure K...

Get xUnit Code Coverage from Docker

Getting code coverage in Azure DevOps is not well documented and the first time I configured it, it took me quite some time to figure out how to do it. It gets even more complicated when you run yo...

C# 9.0 - What's new

Microsoft released with .NET 5 also C# 9.0. This version of C# focuses mainly on productivity improvements and tries to help developers to reduce their time typing. You can find the code of this d...

Upgrade a Microservice from .NET Core 3.1 to .NET 5.0

Microsoft released the next major release, called .NET 5.0 which succeeds .NET Core 3.1. .NET 5.0 comes with a lot of improvements and also with C# 9. It also is the first step of a unified .NET pl...

Run xUnit Tests inside Docker during an Azure DevOps CI Build

Running your build inside a Docker container has many advantages like platform independence and better testability for developers. These containers also bring more complexity though. In my last pos...

Build Docker in an Azure DevOps CI Pipeline

In my last post, I showed how to build a .NET Core Microservice with an Azure DevOps CI pipeline. Today, I want to build these microservices in an other Azure DevOps CI pipeline and push the images...