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Creating Azure Key Vault for programmatic access

Azure Key Vault is a wonderful technology I've just discovered. I'm only looking at secrets as of now as this is something I was interested in for a few reasons. One of my current problems in cloud world is storing configuration. In .NET we would usually deploy some form of app.config file within ...

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Apache Parquet on .NET

Preamble If you are in Big Data, you know about Apache Parquet format. It's a de facto standard for storing enormous amounts of data on big data processing clusters like Apache Spark. What's making it so good is all data stored as bi ...

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  • By Ivan Gavryliuk
  • In Automation  |  VSTS
  • Posted Monday, April 10, 2017

How to get a free unlimited VSTS build server

Did you know Visual Studio Team Services (formerly known as TFS) are great? Just two years ago I wouldn't consider it as my automation platform because frankly there were better players on the market, including Jenkins and [Team ...

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NuGet Versioning Hell

In this post I'd like to point out why proper versioning of your .NET assemblies is important and how easy it is to get into NuGet versioning hell. First, a bit of a background how .NET versioning works. Assembly Version Markers If you have ever looked into AssemblyInfo.cs you've notice ...

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Creating a simple Blog Engine

We used to have a blog on WordPress for some time and wordpress is OK. My only problem was that every time I'd like to write about something I wouldn't because of WordPress and it's special behavior. Inserting code snippets is extremely hard even with rich plugin ecosystem. Writing posts is ha ...

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  • By Ivan Gavryliuk
  • In PowerShell
  • Posted Monday, October 3, 2016

My PowerShell Journey

I've never been a fan of command line. I still think it's just too much hassle, typing bores me, I'm a visual person. I like properly thought out fast user interfaces with keyboard shortcuts, my preferred way. Unfortunately, we don't have many these days. A recent trend is to do everything in ...

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