April 2022, Writing & Testing ASP.NET Core Middleware Components
I wrote this three-part article for the German IT magazine Windows .Developer. It explains what middleware components are and demonstrates how they can be developed and properly tested.
November 2021, Monitoring your Apps with Application Insights
When it comes to monitoring your applications, be it hosted on-premises, hybrid, or any public cloud, Azure Application Insights is the goto-solution.
It supports various platforms, including .NET, Node.js, Java, and Python, and lets you understand what users do with your app.
It further provides valuable insights on failures, automatically detects performance anomalies, and monitors the availability of your application. In this talk, I introduced the main features and demonstrated how Application Insights can be used with multiple application components.
February 2021, Service Endpoints vs. Private Links
Azure can be complicated. And Azure networking can be complicated for the Azure novice. How can we ensure our network designs follow best practices, and how can we integrate platform services into our vnet infrastructure?
In this talk, I provided an introduction to service endpoints and private links, what they are good for and how they differ from each other. Also, we walked through an example setup to see them in action.