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Jan 22, 2024

Andrew Lock is a senior software engineer at Datadog, working out of Devon, in the UK. He is a Microsoft MVP, Author of ASP.NET Core in Action, and has an active blog all about his experience working with .NET and ASP.NET Core.


Topics of Discussion:

[3:08] What is Andrew working on these days?

[3:42] The push towards open telemetry in .NET and the ecosystem in general.

[4:49] In Andrew’s opinion, open telemetry is ready for use, but there is still much to learn.

[6:58] The state of containers for .NET developers.

[9:48] The use of chiseled containers.

[15:46] Using chiseled containers for that extra level of security.

[17:01] The different levels of chiseling.

[19:04] What does it mean to be a self-contained ASP.NET application?

[23:52] Other big container changes, including running as a non-root user and the default port inside the Docker container changing.

[28:18] Port 8080 and the user App.

[30:12] Windows containers for testing.

[33:14] The repeatability of Dockers containers.

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