So this weekend, I was able to actually get out and use the smoker I’ve had for a while and no time to use. I am a huge fan of outdoor cooking, and have been grilling for years. To the point that my kids know that “Dad’s night to cook” means a grill is involved. And a while ago I got a smoker but our lives were always too busy to use it.
For those of you who have never used one (there will be a blog post about my first time). But it can take a long time. But totally worth it.
Down to business…
- Introducing the Diagnostics Client Library for .NET Core – Always good to see new options for diagnostics. If you follow my other posts you know I’ve been doing a lot on availability and monitoring, and will continue to moving forward.
- Entity Framework Core – Part 1 / Part 2: I’ve always liked Entity framework, and have used it in a lot of applications. And its good to see this improve further in Core.
- Updating connection policies for Azure SQL : Always good t o see new options for managing the connections within Azure SQL.
- Custom Skills in Azure Cognitive Search : This is a really cool features I’ve recently been using in Azure Search. The ability to do custom skills allows for you to create really robust augmentation of the data for indexing and plug it right into your indexing process.
- Similarity and Scoring in Azure Cognitive Search : Really interesting video on scoring in Azure Cognitive Search.
- Docker Cheat Sheet : A great post of a cheat sheet of commands in Docker.
As I mentioned, I did use my Smoker for the first time this weekend and it worked out great. Below is the video I used for the “how to” of using a smoker. For those interested check it out, it really is the best one i’ve found that explains the process.