Pam Lahoud

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Finding that Perfect Home: Web App Hosting in the Azure Cloud

This post is from Premier Developer consultant Rob Vettor. After months of late nights and more pizza than you want to remember, it’s time to deploy your brand-new web application to production. The good news is… you’ve got choices – lots of choices! However, making the right decision requires that you have a good understanding of ...

DevOps for GIS

This article is from Premier Developer consultant Ron Vincent. DevOps is more and more becoming mainstream. We are seeing it being broadly adopted across all industries and technology fields. We are also seeing the technology field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) adopt DevOps but not as quickly as it could. This article will address ...

Should you obfuscate your Xamarin app?

This blog on securing your source code is from Premier Developer consultant Bill Reiss. I saw a question recently about how to protect code in a Xamarin app package. I feel the first question is whether you need to, and not how to do it. The reality is that you can never completely protect your app code, and if someone wants your code bad ...

Using Application Insights SDK in Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) style with .NET

This is the second post in a series on the Application Insights SDK from Premier Developer consultant Nasir Syed.  Check out his previous post here. In my previous post I talked about using Custom Attributes to avoid repetition, code pollution etc., and illustrated it from a very high level to use with Application Insights API, custom ...

Avoiding Code Pollution when using Application Insights SDK

This post comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Nasir Syed. “Insert a few lines of code in your application to find out what users are doing with it, or to help diagnose issues. You can send telemetry from device and desktop apps, web clients, and web servers. Use the Azure Application Insights core telemetry API to send custom ...

Practical Git Commands Kickstart

This very useful guide to Git commands comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn. Git command line is extremely useful for managing your resources – it is the only way to utilize all Git commands possible as most GUI’s only have a set of available commands. Although many guides exist to explain Git command line, many are...

Speed Matters – Turbo Charging Data Services with EF Core

Premier Developer consultant Rob Vettor brings us this post on performance of the new Entity Framework Core. Entity Framework Core (EF Core) has arrived and brings with it several long-awaited improvements. Officially released this past June, EF Core is a complete rewrite of the Entity Framework. While the high-level developer APIs (...

Integrating Angular 4 Unit Tests with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh brings us this post on integrating Angular 4 unit tests into VSTS. One of the nice features of Angular 4 (and Angular 2 before it) is the introduction of the Angular CLI (command line interface). I like to think of it as a style guide coming straight from the Angular team. But more importantly, it...

Blockchain as an Electronic Medical Record Lifesaver?

This post comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn. As of January 2014, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act required all public/private health care providers to use electronic medical records (EMR). That opened so much potential for technological advancements and better health care for all of us! Yet, the ...

Introduction to Progressive Web Applications (PWA)

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Wael Kdouh introduces us to the concept of Progressive Web Applications for cross-platform development. It is no secret that we live in a Cloud First/ Mobile First world. Whereas a lot of our customers have come to embrace Azure when it comes to the cloud, the choice of the best mobile ...

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