DevMavens

ma•ven (mā'vən)

n.  A person who has special knowledge or experience;
an expert.

dev•ma•ven
('dev-mā'vən)

n.  An expert developer with great influence.

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 | 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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Steven Smith | 30 Apr 2019 20:33

Ultimate Developer Rig 2019Subscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I recently upgraded my desktop developer machine. My goal was to support more docker-based application development including ones that run multiple microservices at the same time, like the eShopOnContainers sample that I assist with (see also my own..."
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Steven Smith | 14 Apr 2019 16:55

Set up Reverse DNS (PTR) Record for Windows AzureSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Windows Azure offers support for RDNS (PTR) records, which are used to get a hostname from an IP address (the opposite of what DNS does, hence the name). Microsoft has an article that describes how to set RDNS up, but it assumes you’ve already..."
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Steven Smith | 10 Apr 2019 13:28

5 Solid Ways to Come Up with Good Blog Post TopicsSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....A couple of days ago Mike J. wrote me the following (shared with permission): Hi Steve, A while back you wrote about things to do to help further your career, and blogging was one of them. My question is how do you create posts without just sounding..."
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Steven Smith | 06 Mar 2019 02:20

Add HTTPS To Any Site For FreeSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Back in the old days, adding HTTPS/SSL/TLS to secure a web site was a big deal. You had to spend hundreds of dollars for a certificate, then install it on the web server. It had to be specific to the subdomain you were using, or you had to shell out..."
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Steven Smith | 20 Feb 2019 05:18

The More You Know The More You Realize You Don’t KnowSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Aristotle famously wrote, “The more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.” In the image above, you can see the effect this has on confidence as one’s experience grows. Initially, your confidence is low since you know..."
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Steven Smith | 03 Feb 2019 19:49

How to Hide the Connection Bar in Remote Desktop Connection (RDP)Subscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Sometimes, like when you’re trying to record a full screen video from a (virtual) machine you’ve connected to using remote desktop, you’d like to hide the blue connection bar that display at the top of the screen. In my case, I was..."
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