Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Interview on the ,NET Core Show

Last week the .NET Core Show published an interview with me where where I talk about various aspects of developing microservices with .NET Core, though most of it technology stack agnostic. Enjoy.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Building a self-contained .NET Core app in a container

Last week I needed to
  1. Build a self-contained .NET Core app.
  2. Not install the .NET Core SDK on the CI server
  3. Fit this into a build pipeline that was already containerized.
These three requirements led me to build the self-contained app in a container. Doing that is a 2 step process:
  1. First build a container using docker build
  2. The run the container with a local folder called "output" as a volume
The result is that the self-contained app is in the local "output" folder.
This is a Dockerfile that allows this:


And the two commands needed to build and run the container are:


That builds the self-contained app into .\output\release\netcoreapp2.2\linux-x64\publish\

For context: In my case I needed to build DbUp as part of the build pipeline for a service that I run in a container. I want DbUp to be self-contained so I can run it during the deployment pipeline without needing to install the .NET Core runtime.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Talk: Lightweight Microservice Collaboration using HTTP

I had the pleasure of being at the DotNext conference in Sct. Petersburg a couple of weeks ago, and now the video of the talk I did there is out. Enjoy!