Sep 25, 2023
Jimmy is the creator and maintainer of the popular OSS libraries AutoMapper and MediatR. Jimmy is an independent consultant based in Austin, TX. Jimmy has received the “Microsoft Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) award every year since 2009.
Topics of Discussion:
[3:45] How do we modernize old software systems?
[4:55] Dividing the modernization process into small steps to minimize dependencies and validate changes along the way.
[5:01] Does Jimmy have a preferred sequence of work that he has found that makes modernizing a system easier?
[7:01] Modernizing legacy ASP.NET web applications with test coverage.
[7:24] System web adapters.
[12:02] Database migration to Azure using SQL Data Sync and Hangfire.
[12:09] Any “gotchas” on the database side?
[15:27] What exactly is Hangfire?
[17:02] The flexibility of Hangfire in its triggers and scheduling.
[23:49] How system web adapters enable easy migration of controllers and actions.
[25:16] Second success story for YARP: Yet Another Reverse Proxy.
[27:15] What was the thought about observability architectures?
[29:02] What are some of Jimmy’s favorite features?
[32:08] The team modernized the telemetry system for a large organization, enabling them to query data more efficiently and gain valuable insights.
[35:05] Lessons learned and best practices while modernizing.NET applications with Azure DevOps.
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