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  • By Bryan Hogan
    Dockerize your SQL Server and use it in ASP.NET Core with Entity Framework Core How to containerize your SQL Server with Docker and use it in ASP.NET Core with EF Core.

    I love learning and writing blogs about .NET and related technologies. One of my favorites over the past 10 years or so has been Entity Framework (EF) and Entity Framework Core (EF Core). I have used it professionally with MS SQL Server, Postgres, and MySQL. But the thing I don’t like is installing these databases on my computer, they are large, they add services that run on startup, and consume lots of resources.

    Instead, when I want to write an application using EF and one of those databases, I download a docker image for the database, start up the container, and connect to that instance from my .NET application. When I’m done for the day, I shut down the container, and when I’m done with the application, I delete the container, and image, and my system is clean of the database.

    The other great thing about using a database in …

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  • By Neil Ruaro
    How to Create an API Texting Service using Twilio SMS and Python How to Create an API Texting Service using Twilio SMS and Python

    Texting is one of the most common forms of communication in the modern age. Twilio provides a simple and easy-to-use interface for sending SMS text messages through their SMS API.

    In this tutorial, you’ll be using the Twilio SMS API to create your very own API texting service using Python and the FastAPI framework.

    Additionally, you’ll also learn about testing backend servers created with FastAPI, as well as how to deploy the API to Heroku using Docker.

    If you're unfamiliar, FastAPI is a Python web framework for creating fast API applications. FastAPI also has default integration with Swagger documentation and makes it easy to configure and update.

    Docker, on the other hand, is an industry staple in software engineering, as it is one of the most popular containerization softwares out there. Docker is used for developing, deploying, and managing applications in virtualized environments called containers.

    The main selling point …

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  • By Oluyemi Olususi
    DockerとLaravelを使って開発してみよう DockerとLaravelを使って開発してみよう

    この記事はOluyemi Olususiこちらで公開した記事(英語)を日本語化したものです。








    • PHPとLaravelの基本的な知識。
    • コンテナ、イメージ、ネットワーク、サービスなど、基本的なDocker用語の知識。Jeff Hale …
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  • By Oluyemi Olususi
    Docker ComposeとSymfonyを使って開発してみよう Docker ComposeとSymfonyを使って開発してみよう

    この記事はOluyemi Olususiこちらで公開した記事(英語)を日本語化したものです。




    その結果、特定のエラーが発生すると、問題の原因を突き止めることが困難になります。エラーが1つのOSでのみ発生することが混乱に拍車をかける可能性もあります。開発者の間で有名なフレーズ、「It works on my machine」(私のマシンでは動作するのに)の状態につながります。




    本稿では、SymfonyプロジェクトでDockerを使用する方法について紹介します。ここでは、NginxがWebサーバーとして使用 …

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  • By Oluyemi Olususi
    How to Get Started with Docker Compose and Symfony How to get started with Docker Compose and Symfony

    Developing software across teams is difficult - be it managing codebases or ensuring everything works for everyone at all times.

    While Git has gone a long way in terms of version control and ensuring that everyone can work on a codebase without issues, there's still the risk of disruption as a result of the working environment.

    Developers have varying preferences in terms of preferred operating systems (Windows, macOS, and Linux). The same is also true of the environments their applications are deployed to.

    As a result, when certain errors occur, it becomes difficult to trace the source of the problem. In fact, it can be even more confusing if an error only occurs on one OS, leading to the famous phrase: It works on my machine.

    Enter Docker

    It adds predictability to applications by building them in containers, which are small and lightweight execution …

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  • By Oluyemi Olususi
    How to Get Started With Docker and Laravel How to Get Started with Docker and Laravel

    You've recently released an app only to find that, within a pretty short period of time, it's all the rage. People can't get enough of it. As a result, requests grow so rapidly that the development team starts talking about "scaling up".

    Once upon a time, this would have meant paying for a more powerful server (vertical scaling). However, the rise of containers in recent years means that it is now possible to rapidly—and relatively cost-effectively—add more containers and scale your application horizontally.

    Doing so gives you two key advantages. First, you don't have to incur additional costs for a more powerful server. Second, you can scale your application up—and down—based on current customer demand.

    In this article, I will show you how to use Docker with a Laravel project. This is the first step in building an application that can be scaled accordingly to handle both surges and dips …

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  • By Joe Block
    How to Receive Alerts from Home Assistant with Twilio SMS header - How to Receive Alerts from Home Assistant with Twilio SMS


    Home Assistant is an open source home automation system that allows you to control Internet of Things devices like smart bulbs, smart switches and sensors. In this article, I’ll show you how to use Twilio SMS to have your Home Assistant (HA) alert you via SMS when it detects problems in your home.


    To follow along with this post, you’ll need:

    • A Twilio account - if you don’t already have one, sign up for a free Twilio trial account that you’ll use later to test the notification system we’ll be setting up.
    • A working Home Assistant installation, with some sensors connected to it. I used a Zigbee water sensor (an Aqara Water Leak Sensor, specifically) for this tutorial but any sensor that you have connected to your Home Assistant will also work - you could also use a garage door sensor and get alerted when the garage …
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  • By Joyce Lin
    Starlink Satellite SMS Notifications with Python, Kubernetes and Twilio Starlink Satellite SMS Notifications with Python, Kubernetes and Twilio

    SpaceX is launching thousands of Starlink satellites to assemble a giant interconnected constellation in space. If you look up at just the right time, you might be lucky enough to spot some.

    But how can you know ahead of time when a satellite is going to pass overhead?

    You don’t have to count on luck to see these tiny silver ants parading across the night sky. This tutorial shows you how to set up a scheduled job to check if a satellite approaches and send an SMS alert.

    Tutorial Requirements

    Set up …

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  • By Dustin Ewers
    Containerize an Existing .NET Core App with Docker and Deploy It to Azure containerize-existing-dot-net-docker-azure.png

    In a previous post you learned how to take a fresh application and deploy it to a Kubernetes cluster. While it’s great to start with a new application, most of us don’t get that luxury. Usually, you’re going to start off with something older and have to refactor and then migrate it.

    This tutorial will show you how to take an existing application, refactor it using cloud-native principles, and deploy it to Azure Kubernetes Services. By the time you’re done, you will know how to move your own applications to the cloud.

    If you would like to see a full integration of Twilio APIs in a .NET Core application then checkout this free 5-part video series. It's separate from this blog post tutorial but will give you a full run down of many APIs at once.

    Cloud Migration Patterns

    When migrating applications to the cloud, there are a handful …

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  • By Dustin Ewers
    Building A Cloud Native ASP.NET Core Application and Deploying it to Azure Kubernetes Service with Docker 7EUCzPY9JgIdXMFYmG1BWkow-WFFrnyLHtoiBRhdFWRzMC4rqJ1afaZqAR6VyBd8pB9s_XzO9AmmcJMjDeW8j7Zimys2HbbxY5qh5q27hBHVd3o2zJbHw450LnCGAZp3u2gMMVus

    As developers, we mostly focus on building applications. However, building the app is only half the story. To consider things “done,” we need to get that app deployed into the wild where people can use it. In the .NET world, there’s no shortage of ways we can host our apps, but today, I’d like to focus on building cloud native .NET applications.

    In this post, you’ll learn about building cloud native applications in ASP.NET Core. You’ll learn how to design for the cloud, spin up an Azure Kubernetes Service instance, and deploy your application into the cloud. By the end of this post, you’ll have the tools to build and deploy your own cloud native ASP.NET applications.

    What do you mean by “cloud native”?

    “Cloud native” is one of those terms that sounds obvious, but there’s a more specific definition.

    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation defines the term as follows: …

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