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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Aug 17, 2020

This week, Brady Gaster is joining The Azure DevOps Podcast to discuss all things SignalR and beyond.

Brady is a Senior Program Manager in the ASP.NET team at Microsoft where he works on SignalR, microservices, APIs, and integration with Azure service teams in hopes to make it exciting for developers who work on .NET apps to party in the cloud!

ASP.NET SignalR is a library for ASP.NET developers that makes it incredibly simple to add real-time web functionality to your applications. In this episode, Brady takes listeners on a deep dive about SignalR; sharing how it has evolved over the last year, where and how to use it, and many of the ins and outs. Beyond SignalR, Brady and Jeffrey also have discussions around OpenAPI, end-to-end, Microsoft Edge Canary, Blazor, WebAssembly, and more! This episode is jam-packed with insights, key learnings, and fascinating tidbits about what Brady has been working on in the last while!


Topics of Discussion:

[:38] Be sure to visit AzureDevOps.Show for past episodes and show notes.

[:46] About The Azure DevOps Podcast and Jeffrey’s offer to speak at virtual user groups.

[1:43] About today’s episode with Brady Gaster!

[2:07] Jeffrey welcomes Brady to the podcast.

[2:42] The current state of SignalR and how it has evolved over the last year.

[5:05] When to use SignalR.

[7:51] Brady highlights some of the things to watch out for with SignalR.

[13:06] Brady shares his thoughts about Blazor.

[17:10] Is Azure Applications Insights live metrics using SignalR or WebSockets?

[17:39] Brady shares a couple of interesting Windows features that tie to your phone with SignalR.

[20:35] Discussing streaming via SignalR.

[23:11] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[23:45] DevTools

[25:04] Brady speaks about some interesting things that came out of Microsoft’s Hackathon.

[27:29] About the .NET tool, Ripple.

[28:08] What is ‘end-to-end’?

[32:20] Brady shares what he has been spending most of his time on this summer.

[35:02] Brady highlights the simplest, go-to combination of tools and techniques for web service authentication.

[40:47] Jeffrey’s API prediction.

[43:25] Brady leaves listeners with a few recommendations on furthering their learning.

[44:32] Jeffrey thanks Brady for joining the show.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer's Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon! — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook!

Jeffrey Palermo’s Youtube

Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter Follow to stay informed about future events!

The Azure DevOps Podcast’s Twitter: @AzureDevOpsShow

Brady Gaster’s Blog
Brady Gaster’s Twitter



Dynamic Type in C#


Azure Application Insights

ASP.NET Core SignalR .NET Client

Microsoft DevTools: Experimental Features

Test Web APIs with the HTTP REPL

Get Started with Swashbuckle and ASP.NET Core

Azure API Management

Microsoft.Identity.Web on

Microsoft Learn

NET Conf 2020

Microsoft Ignite


Microsoft Edge Canary Channel



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