Supporting .NET 6+ in Cloud Services (Extended Support)

Overview  Microsoft has announced that Cloud Services (classic) will be retired on 31 August 2024. Their recommendation is to move to a new deployment model based on ARM called Cloud Services (extended support).  Before you get started following this guide, I recommend looking into moving to App Services or Kubernetes instead. I have doubts about… Continue reading Supporting .NET 6+ in Cloud Services (Extended Support)

Updating a Cloud Service (Extended Support) Deployment

Overview  This post is a continuation of my previous post where I explained how to Create a Cloud Service (Extended Support) Deployment. In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps to update that deployment using another “swappable” Cloud Service resource. If you do not know how to deploy a Cloud Service (Extended Support) resource… Continue reading Updating a Cloud Service (Extended Support) Deployment

Creating a Cloud Service (Extended Support) Deployment

Overview  Microsoft has announced that Cloud Services (classic) will be retired on 31 August 2024. Their recommendation is to move to a new deployment model based on ARM called Cloud Services (extended support).  While many things remain the same in the new deployment model, there is one notable and major difference – Cloud Service resources… Continue reading Creating a Cloud Service (Extended Support) Deployment

Xamarin.Android CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED

I’ve recently updated my Xamarin.Android applications to target Android 13. While testing applications on an Android 13 emulator, I noticed that some network calls kept failing with an exception message of “Ssl error:1000007d:SSL routines:OPENSSL_internal:CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED”. This also included calls made to a test server with ngrok which I use extensively. After troubleshooting and searching, I found… Continue reading Xamarin.Android CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED

Error and Exception Handling in an ASP.NET Core API Project

Error and Exception Handling in an ASP.NET Core API Project There are various places within an ASP.NET Core API project that an error, or exception can occur. This can make figuring out how best to handle them confusing. ASP.NET Core does come with some basic error handling out-of-the-box with its default templates, but this can… Continue reading Error and Exception Handling in an ASP.NET Core API Project

Using .editorconfig for Static Code Analysis (SCA) 

Most software applications are developed by a team instead of by one person which can result in different coding standards being applied. Even with just a single developer, over time, the standards this developer uses can change. This can make working with a code-base confusing because similar things are implemented differently throughout the codebase.  Static… Continue reading Using .editorconfig for Static Code Analysis (SCA) 

Using Basic Authentication with HttpClient

When using Basic Authentication with HttpClient, the header values need to be Base64 encoded. The resulting code will look like this: This was a short post, but something that confused me recently and so I thought I would share it.

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Failed to resolve forward links for Apple Developer Portal client

I recently got this error in Visual Studio for Mac when setting everything up for iOS development: Failed to synchronize xxx@xxx.xxx account with Apple Developer Portal. “Failed to resolve forward links for Apple Developer Portal client. Reason: Please check your internet connection or try again later.” After receiving it, I did the usual process of… Continue reading Failed to resolve forward links for Apple Developer Portal client

Fix Xamarin Android Issue – “Access to the path ‘adb.exe’ is denied.

I have seen this issue occur now and again with a Xamarin Android installation on Windows. It seems to occur after a Visual Studio update which also updates the Xamarin Android installation. Often, the SDK installation gets corrupted, and when trying to repair it, this error is raised. Usually, it’s possible to fix the issue… Continue reading Fix Xamarin Android Issue – “Access to the path ‘adb.exe’ is denied.