AWS Parameter Store is a great resource for storing configuation information for your applications. It can store plain text settings as a String, as well as confidential information like passwords and connection strings as SecureString. SecureString is encrypted by AWS when it is stored.
Local Government webcasting is dominated by Public-i. According to their website, 85% of local government bodies that stream their meetings use Public-i to do so. They provide a good service, but one of the limitations with them is that they don’t keep the videos online for too long.
When developing an ASP.net application, it can be very useful to be able to quickly set up the project in your local IIS server so you can build it and start using it.
When using TeamCity to run daily builds for things like unit test coverage, duplicate code, security auditing, which can be time consuming running as part of every commit, it is handy to be able to see which date they were run.
A list of essentials tools when setting up a new machine for software development.
Psake is a great build system for automating your .Net builds on Windows. To save time when using it and to make it a simple command to run the build, I like to place a batch file in the root of the code repository to allow you to download and execute Psake without having to check in any binaries.
MargieBot is a simple to use .Net framework for making your own bots for Slack. To start up a bot and connect it to Slack, all it takes is:
When writing a simple HTTP handler in .Net, the framework provides support for replacing the default HTTP Handler Factory with your own factory which provides support for dependency injection.