.NET Core MVC - How to Access appsettings.json

Well, once again I’ve fallen off of the blogging wagon. And once again I am now getting back on said aforementioned wagon. Let’s try and make this a more regular thing than once a year or so, shall we?

Sabbatical Week One

Sabbatical week one is complete, and I’m finally finding some time to blog about it! I had a pretty active week. It started with hurricane preparations as Dorian burled toward Florida, however in the end we suffered a very light glancing blow.

Sabbatical Begins

One of the most amazing perks of working at Stack Overflow is the sabbatical. After 5 years of FT employment, you are entitled to 20 paid days off (outside of normal vacation) that you can spend however you please.

.NET Core Azure Functions Tutorial

In this post I’d like to show you how I ported an Azure Classic Cloud Service application (which cost me $16 USD a month by the way) to a .NET Core Azure Function, and now host it in Azure for $0 a month!

New Blog Name and Domain

It’s been a while since I changed things up, so I decided on a new Twitter handle and blog domain. This site is now hosted at davidhaney.io and called “David Haney” which in my opinion is a much better (and more descriptive and maybe even more egotistical) domain than haneycodes.

Writing a Great Junior Tech Résumé

A few weeks back I wrote this tweet: I did a presentation / speaking thing last week that got me thinking: would it be useful to blog about how to build a resume as someone new to tech, from the perspective of a hiring manager?

New Blog & Hiring Needs

Well I failed badly in my mission to blog every week of 2017. I guess life and stuff just got in the way in the end. I’ll try to be more consistent in the second half of 2018.

On Hiring: Developers Are Like Stocks

This post is for those of you who hire developers, and also junior developers who want to be hired. Let’s talk about how developers are just like individual stocks in the stock market.

GitLab Data Loss: A Discussion

In case you missed the big news in the industry this week, a GitLab employee accidentally deleted a ton of production data and took their platform down for hours. It was only when everything was on fire and they were in deep trouble that they turned to their backup systems… only to find that none of them actually worked.

Dev Team Interactions: Conducting Good Code Reviews

In part 2 of my series on dev team interactions, I’d like to talk about conducting good code reviews. Most dev teams will find themselves in a situation where code reviews are necessary, and in my experience many do them very poorly.