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Preparing Existing .NET 4 Applications for Continuous Delivery

by Erik Dahl

Take your existing .NET framework applications and get them organized and ready to be included in a CI/CD pipeline by addressing package dependencies, configuration, and shared libraries, among other topics.

What you'll learn

Adopting continuous integration and delivery for existing .NET applications is not as simple as setting up build and released definitions within VSTS or TFS. Preparations must be made within the applications themselves to support such a pipeline. In Preparing Existing .NET Applications for Continuous Delivery, you’ll discover those preparations, such as configuration management and dependency management. First, you’ll take some existing .NET applications, – including ASP.NET web apps (all flavors), WPF, WCF, and even console applications, and consider how each should be modified to fit within a CI/CD pipeline. Next, you’ll be re-arranging some things within the apps, which will mean some code modification and project structure changes. Lastly, you’ll create an efficient way to handle custom shared class libraries, and understand how to step into a real-world CI/CD pipeline that delivers a set of related applications across different environments in an automated fashion. Viewers should have a sense of what CI/CD is and have a basic knowledge of the overall structure of .NET applications. In-depth knowledge of .NET is not needed, but a basic familiarity is. When you’ve finished the course, you’ll be able to translate all that you've learned to your own apps. So, if you have existing applications that you are deploying manually and with much effort, this course is for you!

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About the author

Erik Dahl has been developing software and architecture for 20+ years, mostly doing in-house development for his employers. His recent work has included a multi-tenant B2B implementation and self-registration B2C implementation for Duende IdentityServer, upgrading legacy ASP.NET websites from server-side technologies to a client/server mix and adopting TypeScript, building Web APIs as the back end for mobile and web applications, and finding ways to modernize existing applications and make them ... more

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