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OpenTelemetry in a C# .NET application | Implementation guide

C# (pronounced C-Sharp) is a simple, modern, object-oriented, and type-safe programming language. ASP.NET is one of the top frameworks for building modern applications using C#, F#, or Visual Basic. OpenTelemetry is one of the popular CNCF projects. Some other notable projects under CNCF include Kubernetes, Helm, and Fluentd. The OpenTelemetry project aims to create an open source web standard for instrumenting cloud-native applications.

Building a Stack Overflow browser as a VS extension

I have been writing a couple of integration with the Stack Overflow API for both the elmah.io app and some public exceptions pages that we launched recently (like System.DivideByZeroException). For this post, I want to show you how to pull data from Stack Overflow with C#. For demo purposes (and TBH because I wanted to play more with Visual Studio extensions), the sample code for this post will end out in a small Visual Studio extension (VSIX).

Monitor your .NET apps with the Datadog extension for Azure App Service

Azure App Service is a cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for deploying functions, web apps, mobile apps, and other resources. It allows developers to deploy code—using common languages and frameworks—in minutes without worrying about provisioning or managing infrastructure. Developers can then use Azure App Service to scale their services dynamically to meet demand.

JFrog Artifactory As Your NuGet Symbol Server

We’ve got great news for.NET developers – JFrog Artifactory can now act as your fully featured Symbol Server! Artifactory has long offered native support for NuGet packages, now developers can also store their symbol files in Artifactory where they can be indexed and consumed by the Visual Studio Debugger and other debugging tools.

ASP.NET Core 7 has built-in dark mode for error pages

You may remember Dark Screen of Death, the Chrome extension to bring dark mode to ASP.NET Core exception pages that we launched back in February. I probably should have followed the commits on the aspnetcore repository more closely, since it turns out that ASP.NET Core 7 comes with its own dark mode version of error pages. In this post, I'll share how to enable it and look at the differences between the built-in version and the Chrome extension.

Real-time distributed tracing for .NET Lambda functions

In 2020 we released distributed tracing for AWS Lambda functions written in Python, Node.js, and Ruby, providing you with health and performance insights across your serverless applications. Since then, we’ve expanded our support to additional Lambda runtimes such as Java and Go, and are pleased to announce that real-time distributed tracing is now also available for.NET Lambda functions.

To NuGet and Beyond: NuGet Ecosystem & Upstream Support at Cloudsmith

Calling All.Net / C# / PowerShell Dev’s! We heard you! While Cloudsmith has supported NuGet packages for a while now, we’ve now got more robust support for the NuGet ecosystem. Whether it’s a V2/V3 NuGet package you created in Visual Studio, a Chocolatey package, a PowerShell Module, or a dependent package from NuGet.org, they can all be hosted in the SAME Cloudsmith repository! This one-hour webinar event discusses and demos the latest NuGet ecosystem and upstream support now available at Cloudsmith.