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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 | 02 Aug 2017 11:12

A Little Bit of History is GoodSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....From the outside, most software development projects look like a product of intelligent design. I think this is the fault of marketing, which describes software like this:“Start using the globally scalable FooBar service today! We publish and..."
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OdeToCode | 28 Jul 2017 07:12

New Course on Building Secure Services with Microsoft AzureSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....My latest course on Pluralsight cover a range of topics centered around building secure services. The first topic is software containers. I’ll show you how to work with Docker tools to run .NET Core software in Windows and Linux containers, and how..."
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OdeToCode | 27 Jul 2017 05:23

Scaling Directions and PartitioningSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....When a system needs more resources, we should favor horizontal scale versus vertical scale. In this document, we’ll look at scaling with some Microsoft Azure specifics. #DefineWhen we scale a system, we add more compute, storage, or networking..."
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OdeToCode | 11 Jul 2017 12:58

Patterns for the Cloud and Microsoft Azure Now Available on PluralsightSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Do you want to design a resilient, scalable system in the cloud? Have you wondered what platforms and services Microsoft Azure offers to make building resilient, scalable systems easier? Last month I released a new course on design patterns for the..."
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OdeToCode | 10 Jul 2017 09:11

Thoughts on Azure Functions and Serverless ComputingSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....For the last 10 months I’ve been working with Azure Functions and mulling over the implications of computing without servers. If Azure Functions were an entrée, I’d say the dish layers executable code over unspecified hardware in..."
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OdeToCode | 20 Jun 2017 09:12

Developing with Node.js on Microsoft AzureSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Catching up on announcements …About 3 months ago, Pluralsight released my Developing with Node.js on Microsoft Azure course.  Recorded on macOS and taking the perspective of a Node developer, this course shows how to use Azure App Services to..."
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OdeToCode | 24 Apr 2017 09:12

ASP.NET Configuration Options Will Understand ArraysSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Continuing on topics from code reviews. Last year I saw some C# code working very hard to process an application config file like the following: { "Storage": { "Timeout": "25", "Blobs": [ { "Name": "Primary",..."
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OdeToCode | 21 Apr 2017 09:11

ASP.NET Core Dependency Injection Understands Unbound GenericsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Continuing with topics based on ASP.NET Core code reviews. Here is a bit of code I came across in an application’s Startup class. public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services) { services.AddScoped<IStore<User>,..."
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OdeToCode | 19 Apr 2017 09:12

ASP.NET Core Middleware Components are SingletonsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....This is the first post in a series of posts based on code reviews of systems where ASP.NET Core is involved. I recently came across code like the following: public class FaultyMiddleware { public FaultyMiddleware(RequestDelegate next) {..."
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OdeToCode | 04 Apr 2017 09:12

Developing with .NET on Microsoft AzureSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....My latest Pluralsight course is alive and covers Azure from a .NET developers perspective. Some of what you’ll learn includes: - How to create an app service to host your web application and API backend - How to monitor, manage, debug, and scale an..."
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Scott Allen

OdeToCode

Maryland, USA