Containers are a very big topic right now, but they also cause a lot of confusion for people. Before we discuss containers, containerization, and container orchestration; we should address the question of how containers differ from virtual machines (VMs). Both are built on the concept of Virtualization. Virtualization is the process of creating a virtual … Continue reading Containers and VMs: What is the difference?
When I reset my PC or setup a new test machine, I always have to download a lot of software. In the past, I've used Chocolatey, Boxstarter, or just installed everything by hand. I've played with winget, as part of the Windows Insider program. It was first announced in 2020 but was highlighted during Build … Continue reading Scripting Winget
What is NuGet? NuGet is an essential packaging tool used in the .NET ecosystem. NuGet is how packages for .NET are created, hosted, and consumed, along with the tools for each of those roles. For many, NuGet is used through Visual Studio to install and manage packages. The dotnet CLI also provides functionality for adding … Continue reading Clearing NuGet Caches
https://firstname.lastname@example.org I'm presenting soon on Advanced Git. I feel a lot of Developers and DevOps engineers know enough git to the job, but sometimes that's it. I want to help people be more comfortable with the git command line, and help alleviate some fear or hesitation in dealing with git edge cases. While researching things, … Continue reading Some Tools to Help Present Git
I'm running on a Windows Insider Slow build so that I can leverage WSL 2, the Windows Subsystem for Linux v 2. Its pretty incredible, because there's now a Linux kernel inside Windows. Ubuntu is fast, its a wonderful development experience all my favorite linux tools. I can't wait for this to be out of … Continue reading WSL2, Docker, and Time
I have been starting to speak and present a lot more, and was looking into great tools like Carnac and KeyPosé. But I just found out today about a feature I didn't know existed inside Visual Studio Code, Screencast mode. This was introduced in January 2019. How did I miss it? To enable and use … Continue reading Presenting with VS Code – Screencast mode