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Steve Smith

Steve Smith is a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, ASPInsider, and frequent conference speaker. His blog covers a variety of .NET topics with a frequent focus on software development techniques and application performance tips.


Steven Smith | 17 Jul 2019 05:22

Generate Code Coverage Reports with ReportGenerator in Azure DevOpsSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Recently I’ve been looking at different ways to generate code coverage reports during automated builds. I’m mostly working with Azure DevOps for builds these days, as they’ve come a long way since the early TFS days and the hosted..."
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Steven Smith | 02 Jul 2019 21:17

Testing Production API Endpoints with xUnitSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I’m a big fan of unit tests and integration tests and have written about them frequently. I also authored the original docs on writing integration tests in ASP.NET Core using TestHost and related types. However, sometimes it’s worthwhile..."
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Steven Smith | 07 Jun 2019 14:53

Syncing a Fork of a GitHub Repository with UpstreamSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I work on a few GitHub projects, like the Microsoft Docs, where I’m a relatively frequent contributor but I don’t have commit rights. This means that I need to make a fork of their repository, do some work in my fork, and then send a..."
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Steven Smith | 04 Jun 2019 19:54

Fixed Problem Connecting to Docker for Windows ASPNET AppSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Recently I was working on some WinForms and classic MVC (not Core) apps built with ASP.NET and migrating them to Azure using containers. There’s a repo with samples and an ebook on modernizing your .NET apps so they can take advantage of..."
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Steven Smith | 30 May 2019 15:01

Create Alias to Set Window Title in PowerShellSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I’ve written previously about how to set the window title in PowerShell. Unfortunately, it’s a little complicated. Recently on twitter, though, Greg MacLellan showed me how to create an alias so you can just type title something to set..."
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Steven Smith | 29 May 2019 13:23

Speaking and Presenting Last Minutes ChecklistSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....You have a presentation to give. You’ve been asked to speak to a group of your peers. You’re giving a conference session. The previous presenter just finished – you’re up as the next speaker. You have fifteen minutes. What do..."
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Steven Smith | 22 May 2019 01:32

Finding a Career Horse to RideSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....About 20 years ago I read the book, Horse Sense, by Al Ries and Jack Trout. The authors posit, “The key to success if finding a horse to ride.” In the authors typically direct and simple style, filled with real world stories and..."
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Steven Smith | 08 May 2019 01:52

Automatically Detect Expiring HTTPS SSL CertificatesSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....All too often we hear about a site going down or suffering problems because they’ve let their public x509 certificate expire. SSL certificates, which are required for HTTPS to work for secure connections using TLS to domains, expire after a..."
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Steven Smith | 03 May 2019 00:43

How to Add Files to a GitHub Repo You Don’t OwnSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....There are a bunch of GitHub (and other git host) repositories that aren’t really for software projects, but rather are for documentation or other resources. For example, the ASP.NET Core docs, or various awesome lists, or the slides and..."
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Steven Smith | 02 May 2019 03:02

Using Pablo to Create Title ImagesSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I recently was introduced to Pablo by Buffer. Ok, not really that recently – I started this post months ago but never finished it. Oops. 😳 Pablo is a great, simple service that I’ve looked for in the past but never found. Basically, it..."
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Steve Smith

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Kent, Ohio, USA