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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Active Design Discussion for Surface Duo and Foldable Hardware

The Surface Duo is now available through various retailers. The device is very interesting and continues to expand the category of foldable hardware such as the Samsung Z Fold 2 and the new Motorola Razr.

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Hack: Add Details to your GitHub Profile

Did you know that you could hack GitHub and add more detail to your GitHub profile page? Well, it’s not that hard especially if you already know how to use GitHub. Simply visit github.com/new and enter a new repository name that matches your username like so:

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Full Stack Developer Openings at biBERK

In addition to the .NET Developer role I mentioned last week, I now have several openings for full stack developers. As a developer on our team, you will create cutting edge functionality and help to enable our team to be cloud-first.

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Ten Design Best Practices for Azure Applications

While the 10 design best practices for Azure applications has been around for a couple of years, it’s always nice to revisit periodically. Included in the list are:

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GitHub CLI is now Available

The GitHub Command Line Interface is now generally available and out of beta. To get started, visit cli.github.com.

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REST API Versioning Using ASP.NET Core

In recent years, the REST architecture style has been used heavily with web services. Providers of REST web services may need to allow for multiple versions as they may have customers who cannot support a new version or may be testing a new feature. There are plenty of folks that feel passionate about whether or not versioning should take place using REST. Since 2016, there have been many enhancements to a GitHub project called aspnet-api-versioning. In this post, I’ll cover some of the latest enhancements and how to use the package for .NET Core.

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Using the IIS Express Extension for Visual Studio Code

Earlier this week, I needed to run a web project that I was modifying in Visual Studio Code. I couldn’t use dotnet run or npm start as it was a classic ASP.NET application. What I really needed was to host it inside of IIS but I didn’t want to open up Visual Studio 2019 and run it there. I had not realized that someone ported IIS Express to Visual Studio Code. After a quick search, I found that someone was Warren Buckley. At over 65,000 installs and over 4.5 rating, it is definitely a beneficial add-on. Check it out in the Visual Studio marketplace by visiting https://jasong.us/35DsCbU

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Samsung Unpacked Event for S20 Fan Edition

In one week, Samsung will be unleashing their latest Samsung Galaxy, the S20 Fan Edition. This 5G phone is targeting a lower price point than previous devices. Several news outlets have reported seeing glimpses of the device appear on the Verizon Wireless website. The device is supposed to include many of the S20 specs that you’re familiar with, such as the Snapdragon 865 processor, but downgrade the camera and resolution. This event also comes at a time where Apple has chosen to delay their iPhone 12 device for a bit longer.

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PlayStation 5 Showcase Tomorrow

On the heals of Microsoft’s Xbox pricing and release date announcement, Sony is holding a special 40-minute digital showcase for PlayStation 5 which will likely include updates from Sony game studios and third-party partners. Expect pricing and a release date from the event, which kicks off at 4pm EDT, 1pm PDT. There’s been lots of discussion on social media that the PS5 will cost more than the Xbox. Hopefully we find out more details tomorrow.

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Review Project Bicep, an Azure ARM DSL

While not quite ready for production use, Project Bicep is an interesting take on replacing standard ARM templates. Bicep boasts a simpler syntax, better copy/past experience, and automatic dependency management. Check out a great getting started article by Chris Pietschmann at Build5Nines.

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