How to View SQL Queries from Your Application Code with Prefix

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Prefix enables developers to easily see what their code is doing as they write and test their code. Including SQL queries, HTTP calls, errors, logs, and much more. This makes Prefix really handy for viewing SQL queries your code is using. Prefix is free! Learn more about Prefix After installing Prefix, it will automatically track all SQL calls. No code changes are needed, …

When a .NET Core Azure App Service won’t start: 502.5 Process Failure

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In the process of testing Retrace with .NET Core I decided to use the example MusicStore app as a test application. Pulling down the source from GitHub and deploying it to Azure App Services is easy right? Correct, and totally wrong both as it turns out. After hours of headaches… I figured I needed to share how I finally solved my …

Tinkering with Terraform and Azure to simplify cloud infrastructure setup

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I’ve been working with Terraform this week to help setup an Elasticsearch cluster on Azure. Terraform provides an agnostic (somewhat) means of defining infrastructure components locally and for cloud deployments (Azure, AWS, Google, etc. [https://www.terraform.io/docs/providers/index.html]). Its pretty simple to get going; download and update your path: https://www.terraform.io/intro/getting-started/install.html. Create a directory and drop in a sample.tf file wth a a virtual …

Alleviate Rush Hour Traffic in your Browser

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Every morning I get up early, get on the highway and drive into work. There may be a little snag through the Grandview triangle (it’s kind of like KC’s version of the Bermuda Triangle), but it’s usually just a 20 minute drive if I leave at 7:00 a.m. After 7:30 a.m., that drive turns into an hour as fours times the commuters enter the triangle. …

Compete Developer Takeover: Guide No. 1

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build//better is a humble little eMag that we are putting together as another way to write about and share developer stuff we’re interested in and think can be useful.   This Issue: Application development teams need to be more agile than ever. Old models can’t deliver on new philosophies. The first guide in this series provides five sections of insights to help you …

Cleaner Code with Static Factory Methods

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A classic creational design pattern from the gang of four is the factory method pattern. Examples of this pattern typically involve a factory class that constructs objects of a different type. The objects that are created are usually implementations of an interface. This pattern provides a layer between consumption (the caller) and creation (the factory). An additional benefit is that the …

Best Developer Websites

Websites Every Developer Should Visit: Programming News, Tutorials & More

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In every industry, there are at least a handful of experts considered authorities on the subject. Most have a blog or website, making them the premier trusted resources industry-wide. Likewise, you’ll usually find a community or two where all the professionals immersed in the field turn to when they need to converse with like-minded professionals. The same holds true in …

Best Ted Talks For Developers

Best TED Talks For Web and App Developers

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TED Talks are an endless source of information. Some of the most influential names in the world have given us priceless information using this platform. There are thousands of videos to sort through. Many of them spark imagination and refuel that go-getter attitude in all of us. In the development community especially, that go-getter attitude tends to fade after constant …