To Use or Not Use Blockchain

Just say the word “blockchain” and you’re likely to get mixed reactions from all kinds of people. Understanding blockchain and how it works at a conceptual level is key to understanding what uses it has and why one would want to use it. A blockchain is a fundamentally a ledger – that is a list…

Tech on Fire: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS on Azure

Tech on Fire with Blaize In this episode Blaize will discuss what Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) entail, and how these relate to cloud computing.

Take a Spin on Azure IoT Hub

In this webinar, you’ll get a survey of Azure IoT Hub and the suite of tools surrounding it. With this knowledge, you will be able to approach it with confidence when considering your next IoT project.
.NET Core

Creating a Daemon with .NET Core (Part 2)

This little project is a practical implementation of a blog post I wrote about implementing daemons in .NET Core. This daemon is a .NET Core console app that is using a Generic Host to host an MQTT Server based on the code in MQTTNet, which has become my go-to library for MQTT for .NET apps…
.NET Core

Creating a Daemon with .NET Core (Part 1)

Daemons are as essential to servers as caffeine and pizza are to developers. The executables run as services on a server waiting to receive input usually from a network call, and respond to it by providing something back to the the user who called it.  .NET Core is the venerable cross-platform development stack for Linux,…

Security Best Practices for Docker Images

Docker Hub is a blessing and a curse at times. It’s a great way to share Docker images to the public, but it can be used by hackers to sneak code into environments with malicious intent. Recently, a hacker uploaded images into Docker Hub that were downloaded over 5,000,000 times. The intent was to turn…