Shayne Boyer

Hi, I'm Shayne Boyer, work as a developer advocate for Azure, .NET Core and Open Source, speak at national & community events while helping teams architect web and cloud applications.

Searching docs using a .NET Core global tool

In 2016 at the MVP Summit hackathon I put together a .NET Core CLI Tool to search for docs on docs.microsoft.com and it worked well, but there were some shortcomings. It was scoped to the project, and there was no way to install the Nuget package using the command line tools or package manager. <ItemGroup> <DotNetCliToolReference Include="dotnet-doc" Version="1.0.0" /> </ItemGroup> Now with the availability of .NET Core Global tools, see announcement post here, where we can install the Nuget package globally like a node.js package npm install -g <package_name>, I took a few hours to update the project. dotnet install tool -g dotnet-doc Getting Started...


Cross platform code coverage arrives for .NET Core

If you have done any node.js development and have been required to hit code coverage marks prior to check in or CI/CD builds; you probably have used a tool like istanbul to check your percentages. image from instabul.js.org Getting code coverage reports on the command line for .NET Core has been a gap, and unless you are using Visual Studio Test or a 3rd party pay for play; getting this information was still only Windows only. A few weeks ago I attended a hackathon at the Microsoft MVP Summit and saw a glimpse into coverlet from Toni Solarin (@tonerdo) and he has hit the nail on the head! Using the quick test example on the docs...


Workshop gets an update - JavaScript Services, Docker, Kubernetes and Helm!

If you've been to a conference around .NET in the last year or so, there's likely been workshop available from the .NET team. Jeff Fritz, Jon Galloway, Maria Naggaga, Damian Edwards and/or Daniel Roth and I have all presented in part some of the ConferencePlanner app. The workshop contains building an application from scratch in .NET Core using Razor Pages, Entity Framework, Web API. I spent some time over the last week updating the workshop to add options for using the updated JavaScriptServices and Deployment options with Docker, Kubernetes, and Helm. Adding JavaScript Services Adding Angular SPA using JavaScript Services Some great improvements have been made to the JavaScript Services for using Angular and React, integrating each frameworks' CLI...


Monitoring issues on Stack Overflow with serverless, CosmosDB and Teams

One of the responsibilities we have as Cloud Developer Advocates is having an understanding of the struggles of developers using the cloud in their daily tasks. One way to do that is to spend time looking over the latest questions on Stack Overflow with a little project called StackoverAzure. Instead of having yet another browser tab was to use serverless functions to monitor certain tags and send cards to our Teams room with the pertinent info for anyone on our team to quickly see the most recent unanswered questions. Concept Watch Stack Overflow for questions with the following parameters: Have NOT been answered. (no answer accepted) Tagged with azure Every 30 minutes, the process would grab the last fifty questions...


Enabling Kubernetes Beta on Docker

Still think this is one of the best things to happen this year! @Docker + #Kubernetes pic.twitter.com/Bgk6fCbruW— Shayne Boyer (@spboyer) December 19, 2017 A few days ago the beta for Kubernetes was checked off for me and I rushed to the machine to get cracking on the new stuff. I've already been using Kubernetes on Azure for a few projects, but being able to run the projects locally is great, especially if I'm traveling or just testing stuff and don't want to push just yet. After enabling the K8s cluster locally, you need to set your kubectl to use the new cluster. I have a number of contexts set for the projects and wasn't sure what the...