I’ve found myself with about a week between jobs. I wanted to take this time to recreate, document, and publish some of the things I’ve used containers for to make local development easier and not dependent on anything outside the local machine. I am a big proponent of pursuing a scenario where local development is as easy as Clone, Build, Run and deployment to tiers other than local is similarly as easy. As it turns out these two things are commonly one and the same.

This exercise is as much for me as it is for you. I want to…


I’ve found myself with about a week between jobs. I wanted to take this time to recreate, document, and publish some of the things I’ve used containers for to make local development easier and not dependent on anything outside the local machine. I am a big proponent of pursuing a scenario where local development is as easy as Clone, Build, Run and deployment to tiers other than local is similarly as easy. As it turns out these two things are commonly one and the same.

This exercise is as much for me as it is for you. I want to…


I’ve found myself with about a week between jobs. I wanted to take this time to recreate, document, and publish some of the things I’ve used containers for to make local development easier and not dependent on anything outside the local machine. I am a big proponent of pursuing a scenario where local development is as easy as Clone, Build, Run and deployment to tiers other than local is similarly as easy. As it turns out these two things are commonly one and the same.

This exercise is as much for me as it is for you. I want to…


I’ve found myself with about a week between jobs. I wanted to take this time to recreate, document, and publish some of the things I’ve used containers for to make local development easier and not dependent on anything outside the local machine. I am a big proponent of pursuing a scenario where local development is as easy as Clone, Build, Run and deployment to tiers other than local is similarly as easy. As it turns out these two things are commonly one and the same.

This exercise is as much for me as it is for you. I want to…


In my career I have noticed that there seem to be a lot more Software Developers than Software Engineers by several orders of magnitude. I will define the difference shortly.

Why should you care that there may be a distinction? If you are potentially a developer or an engineer knowing which you are can inform you of where you might be happy to work, what your strengths are or, if you are unhappy about where you fall, allow you the opportunity to strive for change. If you are concerned about the cost of running your department confusing software developers with…


When I embarked on this journey I wanted to create a proof of concept setup where I had react.js components and Blazor components in a single project, using the javascript interop provided with Blazor to communicate between them. I wanted to write my react code in typescript. I wanted my typescript build integrated with the build of the rest of my project, built as part of building the csproj. I found several articles along the way that claimed to be step by step tutorials. …

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