Recently, I started researching tools and services for the build automation. Being a long user of TeamCity and currently Travis CI (also had some experience with Jenkins, AppVeyor and VSTS) I wanted to find out what else is there. Then I realized that there’s a build server built into BitBucket, thus I decided to give it a go.
Since ASP.NET Core became a truly cross-platform framework, we’re free to use other environments such as Linux in order to host our applications. This is a great opportunity not only to reduce the possible licensing costs but also to try out a new environment. In the video tutorial below, I’ll show you how to build a Docker image using ASP.NET Core, publish it to the Virtual Machine running in the Digital Ocean and use Nginx to expose the app to the world.
Welcome to the twenty episode of my course “Becoming a software developer” in which we will implement our custom “handler” that will be responsible for executing the given methods, dealing with exceptions etc.
People sometimes ask what’s the point of blogging. What’s the secret of being consistent and what’s the motivation behind such activity? And what are the profits? A few weeks ago, Andrzej Krzywda (owner of arkency.com) asked his followers on Snapchat to send him a reason why they’re blogging (or not). I put some thoughts into it, and here is my answer.