yet another developer journey

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Micro frontends and Blazor Server, the beginning of the journey

Not all donuts come out with a hole, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t good in them. I stumbled upon one of these in an attempt to implement a micro frontends architecture with Blazor Server.

May 22, 2022 · Last modified on May 22, 2022 · 5 min · Nicola Biancolini
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I’m not a writer, I’ve never been one, and I’ve known this since my school essays. Every time I passed the column and a half it was a challenge. Publishing articles on a regular basis takes up a lot of my time, and not just strictly for writing. So I took inspiration from Troy Hunt and thought that creating a monthly summary to update you on my current status and possible future directions might be a good investment of time....

Apr 29, 2022 · Last modified on Apr 29, 2022 · 1 min · Nicola Biancolini
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A new side project

A few years ago, when I was commuting to work by car, there was a tree-lined stretch of country road along a stream. Within this area there was a very narrow chicane at the exit immediately following a slight descent that followed a long straight. Given the presence of the stream and the permanent shade caused by the trees, it was not uncommon that on some winter mornings there was the presence of ice....

Mar 29, 2022 · Last modified on Apr 7, 2022 · 4 min · Nicola Biancolini
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That time I tasted a frog

I started working in remote mode in March 2020, the reason I guess we all know. However, if an extra-terrestrial were to read this post, he can find more information here https://wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19. My experience has been the same as that of so many others, a maximum and indiscriminate use of communication platforms and smoking ears at the end of the day. This working mode went on for about a year and a half, 16 months to be precise, until July 2021 when I joined managed/designs....

Feb 18, 2022 · Last modified on Feb 25, 2022 · 4 min · Nicola Biancolini
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Develop integrated solutions with Active Directory B2C and Azure Event Grid.

We will see how it’s possible to create a solution that integrates Azure Active Directory B2C to save on Blob Storage dummy data at user registration. Solution overview. The solution is composed as follows: Solution composition read-customer-details-identity-la: represents the API whose purpose is to retrieve the content of the blob from customersstgacc (the storage account) customer-register-tpc: is the topic in which are collected the events of the creation of a new user customer-identity-details-filler-la: it represents the API that is in charge of generating fictitious data that will be saved inside a blob on the customersstgacc contoso-b2c: is the access and identity management service offered by Azure Introduction to Azure Event Grid....

Jan 8, 2022 · Last modified on Feb 25, 2022 · 4 min · Nicola Biancolini
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How to include code coverage in Azure DevOps pipeline?

By code coverage, we mean the action of trying to measure how much of our code has been executed by our tests. This sound like TL;DR Untested code is a broken code. Definitely a strong statement but true in a way, we don’t always manage to get enough coverage. Often this happens because we don’t have time, other times because despite having written tests we are not able to read the metrics....

Jan 2, 2021 · Last modified on May 22, 2022 · 3 min · Nicola Biancolini
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SQL Server, EF Core, JSON

Sometimes we have been forced to work with JSON stored on table columns, it will have happened to you too! In this post, I want to show you how to work with that using EntityFramework Core dotnet / efcore Clearly this is one of many possible ways. We could talk for a long time about the choice to store JSON into RDBMS is a good or bad choice, but the intent of this post isn’t making a rant....

Oct 22, 2020 · Last modified on Feb 25, 2022 · 2 min · Nicola Biancolini