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I like many developers and engineers are constantly pushing the boundaries of the digital world. When doing this I get stuck and rely on the kindness of other people to share their how, what and why’s. In doing so I sometimes find myself having to search the whole of Googles indexes to find what I need, which is why I then try to help the next person looking by consolidating all that effort into a single location that is my blog.

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  • DotNet User Secrets Feature

    A little unknown feature of dotnet is User Secrets. This is used to create local App Setting overrides to set values for local usage. This can be a handy and powerful tool for keeping your local setup separate from checking in code. You can find more details on the Microsoft Documentation here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/security/app-secrets The goalContinue reading “DotNet User Secrets Feature”

  • Automatic Change Checking on Pipeline Stages

    Azure DevOps has the ability to add multiple stage approval styles like human intervention, Azure Monitoring and schedules. However, there is not the ability to value if a source has changed before triggering a Stage. This can be done on the Pipeline level, but not the Stage level where it can be helpful to haveContinue reading “Automatic Change Checking on Pipeline Stages”

  • Auto Purge Azure Container Registry Images

    When adding images into the Azure Container Registry you might start getting a backlog of images that need to be cleaned down. Azure CLI has some features, but you might want more… With the Azure CLI you can use the ‘ACR’ commands, which contain the option of ‘purge’. This can be combined with a tagContinue reading “Auto Purge Azure Container Registry Images”