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SEP Named A 2021 Best Places to Work in Indiana Company

As mentioned in the previous post, it is recommended to use something other than Kestrel as the front-line web server. In this example, I’m going to show how to use Nginx as a reverse proxy to the ASP.NET…
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Nginx Reverse Proxy to ASP.NET Core – Same Docker Container

As mentioned in the previous post, it is recommended to use something other than Kestrel as the front-line web server. In this example, I’m going to show how to use Nginx as a reverse proxy to the ASP.NET Core application. Reverse-proxy architecture options In terms of architecture setup for reverse proxying for ASP.NET Core in […]
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[DevOps Guild] SaltStack Configuration Management

Some time ago, I gave an ignite talk here at our SEP Dev Ops guild meeting discussing SaltStack.  It’s a wondrous configuration management tool with a load of features.  The slides are available at the bottom of this post, but first… Context Much of what the slides contain is more about the capabilities of SaltStack […]
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Hosting ASP.NET Core in Docker

The containerization trend has been growing for a while now in the industry. The idea is to “containerize” (or package) any application into a well-defined container. This allows the same packaged application to be deployed to run on any infrastructure. In other words, placing your application in a container allows you to run the exact […]
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Creating a Chef Cookbook for Windows

The Berkshelf documentation moved to the “official” Chef docs. I found it a little confusing but complete. The purpose of this post is to remind future self how to do this, without having to dig through the docs again. These instruction assume the following is installed ChefDK Version 1.1.16 Vagrant Vagrant winrm plugin VirtualBox I create […]
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Ignite DevOps 2017 @ SEP – Chef

Last week I blogged about the Ignite Talks that happened at SEP last month. See below for the slides from the Chef Ignite Talk. Ignite Talk on Chef from Bob Nowadly
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SEP Ignite DevOps 2017

Last month at SEP, our DevOp guild hosted an internal meeting of Ignite Talks. The theme for the talks was Configuration Management. Below is a slide deck I used to kick off the meeting. Over the next several weeks we will post more slides for the talks on Chef, Salt-Stack, Puppet, Docker, Packer and Mac Automation. […]
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Elastic Search, LogStash, Kibana and Beats

I attended the Indy DevOps meetup last week to learn about Elastic Search, LogStash, and Kibana. Also known as the ELK stack. The speaker, Adis Cesar a Solution Architect at Elastic, also talked about something called Beats. What is Elastic Search? Elastic Search is a distributed computing platform for rapidly searching text. The inventor of Elastic Search built […]
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Faster Feedback through Build Pipelining

As an industry, we’ve dedicated a lot of effort into getting better feedback faster. We’ve embraced small batches of work (iterations) that we can deliver and receive feedback upon faster. We perform user studies and observe people interacting with the software we create. We use clickable wireframes or paper prototypes to evaluate the effectiveness of […]
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DevOps Guild

Although the term DevOps is fairly new to most of us I believe the culture at SEP and the practices we follow embrace DevOps, but we have not taken credit for it yet. This group will seek to deepen our understanding, technical practices, and help define strategy around DevOps for SEP. Mapping Last week we […]
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