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Mike Bentzen

Handling Application Settings in your DevOps Deployment Pipeline

By Mike Bentzen / September 28, 2018

Today we’ll look at handling application settings in build and deployment pipelines. An application normally has several settings that are stored outside of main application codebase. Database Connection strings, external SaaS API Keys, credentials are examples of settings and other environment specific settings will be stored in appsettings.json for a DotNetCore…

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Protecting content with CloudFront and the AWSSDK for .NET apps

By Mike Bentzen / September 28, 2018

Amazon CloudFront is a Global Content Distribution Network. Essentially, this is a global caching system that delivers your website and app content really fast and low latency to your end users. This is one of my favourite AWS services because you can increase the responsiveness, resiliency and scalability with minimal effort…

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How to set up AWS Cognito with federation to Office365

By Mike Bentzen / January 16, 2018

AWS Cognito is a fantastic product that handles everything to do with your app’s users, so you don’t have to. You don’t have to think about authentication, user profiles, user management, or ensuring that passwords are handled properly. AWS Cognito also handles federation with other systems. I was asked a question…

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Comprehending insights and what matters to your customers

By Mike Bentzen / December 4, 2017

It’s been an exciting time with a whole stack of new features coming out of the 2017 Amazon re:Invent conference. Today I thought I’d focus on one of the newly released Machine Learning services, which really excites me – Amazon Comprehend.  It’s a powerful tool to help facilitate your decisions and…

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Spinning a web with a Data Spider

By Mike Bentzen / October 17, 2017

Organisations constantly produce information and data at a rate like never before. This data can unlock secrets in your business which in turn can help you make intelligent decisions. But how? Previously, it’s been very difficult because of the availability of compute and storage constraints. Big Data is a large volume…

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