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16 Jul 2014   Updated: 16 Jul 2014   Rating: 4.08/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 3.45
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This post aims to voice some observations that I've had in my ten years in the software development industry.
Hosted Services
Azure
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How to configure Terraform Development Environment
Programming Languages
Javascript
18 Jan 2015   Updated: 18 Jan 2015   Rating: 2.55/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 2.30
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JavaScript and scoping

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.NET
26 Feb 2017   Updated: 26 Feb 2017   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.57
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How to make Entity Framework audit itself
All Topics
27 Feb 2015   Updated: 27 Feb 2015   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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A description of platform as a service in Microsoft Azure
13 Oct 2014   Updated: 13 Oct 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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How to make SaveChanges work for you
14 Jul 2014   Updated: 14 Jul 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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5 tips to make sure that you don't end up being a dinosaur
22 Jul 2014   Updated: 22 Jul 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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The Littlest IoC that Could
14 Aug 2014   Updated: 14 Aug 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Exam 70-480
4 Sep 2014   Updated: 4 Sep 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Exam 70-486
20 Sep 2014   Updated: 20 Sep 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Software and science of deduction
9 Jun 2015   Updated: 9 Jun 2015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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Teaching isn't just for the classroom
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Identifying talent... literally half the battle
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Short post tonight, as I things have been pretty crazy lately. I've been working on several projects at once with them all approaching their final delivery dates. Something that is always a fun situation to find yourself in. But a saying I've learned to live by is...busy = employed. But
27 Oct 2015   Updated: 27 Oct 2015   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 4.83
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Lately I've been having a lot of ALM conversations, based around process and how to be a better developer. And one of the things I hear a lot is belly-aching. Which honestly isn't that surprising. As developers I believe it is engrained in our DNA to want to solve problems.
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Getting out of debt
25 Apr 2017   Updated: 25 Apr 2017   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.35
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Feature flags
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Philly CC 2014: City of Coding Love
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Setting the standard and practice makes perfect
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Advanced Topics Talk
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CodeProject
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Staying current
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Azure Series - Part 1 Azure Websites
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Azure APIs = Digital Legos
12 Jul 2015   Updated: 12 Jul 2015   Rating: 1.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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So last blog post, I reviewed how to create a Azure Website, and the steps involved.  Which is useful, but there are probably some lingering questions at this point.  Namely what are all these menu tabs across the top..;.and why am I creating a site to begin
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
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Some resources to help with Artificial Intelligence in Azure if you are looking for some demos to show the “art of the possible” or tools to start
Containers
Docker
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How to build out Azure container registry in Terraform
2 Jun 2020   Updated: 2 Jun 2020   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 4.23
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Few ideas for strengthening micro-services architectures
Virtual Machine
27 Feb 2020   Updated: 27 Feb 2020   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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How to create your first module in Terraform
2 Apr 2019   Updated: 2 Apr 2019   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Migrating VMs to Azure DevTest Labs
Database Development
Redis
12 Mar 2020   Updated: 12 Mar 2020   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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What kinds of things should I avoid, or remove from my applications to improve my position moving forward
DevOps
Continuous Delivery
27 Feb 2020   Updated: 27 Feb 2020   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Different options for certification on the Azure platform
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What's the need for a private Nuget feed
Enterprise
14 Dec 2014   Updated: 14 Dec 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Microsoft and Startups!
Hosted Services
Azure
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Some educational resources to learn TerraForm
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How to use the new Azure AD provider in Terraform
24 Mar 2015   Updated: 24 Mar 2015   Rating: 2.17/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 1.03
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Azure Series - Part 1A Azure Websites
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A quick post on adding application insights to Azure functions
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A blog about availability in the cloud and how to build applications that are architected for resiliency.
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Some areas to focus on for Cloud Security
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When storing data in Azure blob storage, the process of upload a blob is fairly straight forward, and all it takes is setting the access tier to “Archive” to move data to blob storage.
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Hello all, It’s been a while since I did a blog post outside of the weekly updates. But I wanted to do one in terms of conversations that I’ve been having a lot lately and seems to be largely universal. High Availability.
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How to get Azure Search SDK to work in Government
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Cost projections and figuring out gross margin in cloud computing
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Hello all, in keeping with the last post on the blog, I started doing some posts around High Availability, so ultimately the focus here is how do I architect my solution to ensure that is meets the availability demands of my customers.
14 May 2020   Updated: 14 May 2020   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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So I did want to write about something that I discovered recently when investigating a question. The idea being Key rotation, and how TerraForm state is impacted. So the question being this, if you have a key vault and you ask any security expert.
Mobile Apps
1 Aug 2016   Updated: 1 Aug 2016   Rating: 2.17/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 1.03
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Slapshot! - Mobile DevOps with HockeyApp
Android
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So, I know I've been out of pocket the past two weeks, and that includes all social medias. Honestly I just started a new job, and my wife did as well. So in my family, we do life events in batches. But I didn't want to stay out of pocket
Operating Systems
Windows
13 Dec 2015   Updated: 16 Dec 2015   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Custom VSTS Task: Code Analysis & Email
Programming Languages
C++
17 Nov 2015   Updated: 17 Nov 2015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
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Hello All! Welcome to TotalALM. This is a new blog being written by Kevin Mack, and Brandon Rohrer, and you will be seeing many more posts from the two of us about all things ALM. To find out more about who we are, please feel free to check out our bios on this site.
Javascript
3 Feb 2015   Updated: 3 Feb 2015   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.81
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JavaScript practices made perfect
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JavaScript practices make perfect
SQL
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A few disk queries for log analytics
Web Development
18 Nov 2014   Updated: 18 Nov 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Web apps now come in small business
Apache
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How to build a Solr cluster with Terraform
HTML
14 Jul 2014   Updated: 15 Jul 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
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Web API or cutting out the middle man
Web.config
18 Oct 2016   Updated: 18 Oct 2016   Rating: 4.40/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 4.58
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Web.Config Transforms: A Beginner's Guide

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Application Lifecycle Mgmt
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SMACK Part 2 - Nobody can ice-skate uphill

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My name is Kevin Mack, I'm a software developer in the Harrisburg Area. I have been a software developer since 2005, and in that time have worked on a large variety of projects. Everything from small applications, to mobile and Enterprise solutions. I love technology and enjoy my work and am always looking to learn something new. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, and learning new ways to leverage technology to make people's lives better. If you ask me what I do, I'll probably tell you I can paid to solve problems all-day-every-day.

Check out my blog at https://kmack.azurewebsites.net/ and https://totalalm.azurewebsites.net/