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an expert.

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Scott Allen

Scott Allen’s blog features development advice straight from the trenches. Scott shares his experiences, what he tried, what worked, what didn't, and traps to avoid. Alongside architecture and project management-focused blog entries, you'll find more nitty-gritty technical posts about LINQ, JavaScript and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Windows® Workflow, and Silverlight.


OdeToCode | 22 May 2019 11:11

Travelogue - The Pluralsight IPOSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....I have a difficult time stating that I left London early to reach New York City in time for a pre-IPO party without laughing at the gaudiness of it all. However, that’s what I did just over one year ago. My Pluralsight story begins at a Visual..."
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OdeToCode | 22 Apr 2019 12:01

.NET Core Opinion 13 - Commit Your ScriptsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....In a previous post, I suggested you think of your ASP.NET Core application as a command line tool you can use to execute application specific tasks. In an even earlier post, I suggested you keep scripts related to development checked into source..."
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OdeToCode | 18 Apr 2019 12:01

Interview on CloudSkills.fmSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....There's a new episode of the CLoudSkills.fm podcast available, and the episode features yours truly! In this episode I talk with Scott Allen about building and running applications in the Azure cloud. Scott is a legendary software developer,..."
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OdeToCode | 17 Apr 2019 12:01

Load Testing on the Web with K6Subscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....There are hundreds of performance testing tools for the web. The tool I’ve been using the most for the last 10 years is a part of the web test tools in Visual Studio. Microsoft officially deprecated these tools with the 2019 release. The..."
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OdeToCode | 04 Apr 2019 15:10

On the Design of App LaunchersSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Every so often I like to wander into user experience design meetings and voice my opinion. I do this partly because I want to fight the specialization sickness that hobbles our industry. I believe anyone who builds software that comes anywhere close..."
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OdeToCode | 02 Apr 2019 15:10

New Pluralsight Play by Play Featuring Visual Studio Live ShareSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Everyone should try Visual Studio Live Share. I only had to try the tool once to realize that any other screen sharing and meeting software was not going to be as good as VS Live Share (which works in VS Code, too). Brice Wilson and I put together a..."
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OdeToCode | 27 Mar 2019 15:10

.NET Core Opinion 12 – Use Your ASP.NET Core App as an ExecutableSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....There is a special moment of time in the life of every ASP.NET Core process when the application has all the services registered and all the configuration sources in place, but has not yet started to listen for HTTP messages. This is a moment in..."
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OdeToCode | 25 Mar 2019 15:10

.NET Core Opinion 11 – Keep Configure Methods Clean Using Extension MethodsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....The Configure and ConfigureServices methods in ASP.NET Core tend to become bloated in larger projects. The problem is that larger projects can require lots of configuration, and the configuration requires lots of options. You open a project and..."
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OdeToCode | 21 Mar 2019 15:10

Microsoft Watches GitHub Commits for Azure SecretsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....One morning last month I woke up, looked at my inbox, and saw: I must admit, my first instinct when seeing any email with the word cyber in a 24 point font is to banish the message into a spam bucket, but something kept me around long enough to..."
Read more »   Microsoft Watches GitHub Commits for Azure Secrets


OdeToCode | 19 Mar 2019 15:10

The Lost Art of Right Aligning CodeSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....When I started working with the Go language using Visual Studio Code a few months ago, the Go extension for VS Code auto-formatted one type definition like so: type ResourceInfo struct { ResourceID string SubscriptionID string..."
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Scott Allen

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