Alexandre Nédélec

Hi, I'm a .NET developer fond of Microsoft technologies, welcome to my blog !

Keeping secrets secure when using API Clients

Playing with Azure CLI and Nushell to generate a secret environment file to send HTTP requests

When using some API Clients (like REST Client or the HTTP Client of JetBrains' IDEs), environment variables are stored in JSON files that can contain secrets. To share these files within a team, developers tend to send them by email or by messaging applications, which is not very convenient nor secure 🔐. I thought it would be a good idea to store these secrets directly in an Azure Key Vault and automate the generation of a JSON file containing the secrets using Azure CLI and Nushell.

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Week 20, 2022 - Tips I learned this week

The "this" in TypeScript, a must-have tool for Durable Functions, and a new git alias.

Once again, I found myself forgetting that this can lose context in JavaScript/TypeScript which results in exceptions because this is undefined. This is probably obvious for most developers but this is not a case I come across often so it's better to write it down so that I have something to refer to next time.

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Week 19, 2022 - Tips I learned this week

Git commands in vscode, a nice tool for Vue developers and a must-have Visual Studio extension.

If you have read my git cheat sheet, you know that I am a big fan of the GitLens vscode extension. I have been using it for a while now but just discovered recently that there is a Git Command Palette that gives access to most common Git commands.

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