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Add AI-powered coding assistance to Visual Studio with Amazon CodeWhisperer

Chris Christou, Craig Bossie, and Saurabh Ajmera contributed to this post. Introduction Amazon CodeWhisperer (CodeWhisperer) is an AI-powered developer productivity tool that generates code suggestions. CodeWhisperer integration with Visual Studio is now available in preview. The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio provides the integration to CodeWhisperer. In this post, I’ll walk you through installing, configuring, […]

Powering .NET 8 with AWS Graviton3: Benchmarks

Introduction Pioneering computer scientist Alan Kay said in 1982, “People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.” At AWS, we’ve designed quite a bit of our own hardware, and have increasingly moved to use our own custom-designed silicon, including the AWS Graviton, AWS Inferentia and AWS Trainium processors. The newest Graviton […]

AWS Modernization Tools now support .NET 8

AWS provides assistive tools that help architects, developers, and IT professionals modernize .NET workloads. On November 14th, Microsoft released .NET 8, the latest Long-Term Support (LTS) version of the .NET platform. .NET 8 includes extensive performance improvements, container enhancements, C# language simplified syntax, Blazor support for full-stack web applications, and ASP.NET Core support for Native […]

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.NET Observability with OpenTelemetry – Part 1: Metrics using Amazon Managed Prometheus and Grafana

Microservice architectures, while modular and scalable, introduce complexity in observability due to the distributed nature of services. This often leads to a proliferation of inter-service communication paths and dependencies. It is not uncommon for solutions to have microservices interacting with each other, native cloud services, and partner solutions. In distributed microservice architectures, developers face the […]

Reserve your seat: .NET Sessions at AWS re:Invent 2023

Amazon Web Services will host its annual AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas from November 27th-December 1st. In this post, I’ll review the .NET sessions at re:Invent 2023 and opportunities to network. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by AWS for the global cloud computing community. The in-person event features keynote announcements, training and […]

Implement a Custom Authorization Policy Provider for ASP.NET Core Apps using Amazon Verified Permissions

Amazon Verified Permissions is a managed authorization service for custom applications. You can use Verified Permissions to define fine-grained authorization policies based on principals, resources, roles, and attributes. Verified Permissions enables developers to build secure applications faster by externalizing authorization and centralizing policy management and administration. In this blog post, I use Verified Permissions to […]

Building Serverless .NET Applications with AWS Lambda and the SAM CLI

When building serverless .NET applications in AWS, the AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM) provides a shorthand syntax to model resources such as AWS Lambda functions, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB tables, and event source mappings. AWS SAM helps you to build, test, and deploy your cloud-based .NET applications quickly in the cloud. This blog […]

Bob’s Used Books: A .NET Sample Application – Part 2: Architecture

Introduction Welcome to the second post in the Bob’s Used Books blog post series. In the first post I discussed how to get started with Bob’s Used Books and described the different debug and deployment modes you can use to test and run the application. In this post I will dive into the architecture of […]