this is my first #ama, so please bear with me
I'm happy to answer questions on podcasting (hosting, producing, and editing), creating content, .NET Core, and anything else that the following information inspires you to ask about.
Please post any questions that you have as comments on this article.
I've been a .NET developer for close to 11 years, recently went contractor. I've been writing about .NET Core since November 2016 over at https://dotnetcore.gaprogman.com/ which, combined with my appearances on:
- The Cynical Developer podcast - across four episodes
- The Productivity in Tech podcast
- This was on the old show, before the recent rebrand
- The Rising Young Minds blog
- My posts on codeshare.co.uk on Free HTTPS Certificates and Rider from Jet Brains
lead to the creation of one of my podcasts: The .NET Core Podcast - which is celebrating it's one year anniversary this month.
I've also been writing and creating podcast episodes for a website that I run with my brother: The Waffling Taylors. We've been writing about video games since January 2017, and launched our podcast in November that same year, too.
In November 2017, I started working as a DevOps engineer for a UK-based start up consultancy. This required me to learn containerisation technologies (focusing primarily on docker) and cloud based architecture (focusing on Microsoft's Azure platform). It was during this time that I started looking into productivity tools, and I started making .NET Core Global Tools and .NET Core custom templates.
I'm an open source advocate, and have created a number of NuGet packages
that's kind of like npm packages but for .NET
which are used in a lot of projects:
- which adds OWASP recommended HTTP Headers for ASP.NET Core applications (33,456 total downloads according to NuGet)
- The source code is freely available on GitHub (used in 10 other open source projects)
- ClacksMiddleware (4,054 total downloads according to NuGet)
I'm also a Hack24 winner - as part of a four person team called Merge Conflicts. I also entered in 2017, as a member of Abstract Sausage Factory - although we didn't win, we had a great time.
I've also been looking into JAM Stack and static site generators like Hugo, Jekyll, and Gatsby. Which is something that I talked about on my recent appearance on the Developer Side Quests podcast.
So I invite you all to ask me anything. I'll be answering questions until around 10pm UK time.