My First Custom Excel-DNA Add-In (dotnet6 edition)

This is an upgrade to my earlier blog “My First Custom Excel Ribbon using Excel-DNA“, now written for dotnet core. I add in Microsoft.Extensions support for dependency injection, configuration, and for logging, which should be an easy way to hook up to your app settings, plus quickly set-up your DI and logging frameworks of choice (e.g.Continue reading “My First Custom Excel-DNA Add-In (dotnet6 edition)”

Diagrams as Code – C4 diagrams with Azure icons

This article is very persuasive. By the end you will wonder why you ever used Visio. It gets more technical as you progress, so stop reading whenever you want (I suppose this is true whether I wrote this sentence or not). I discuss: Just want the code? C4 C4 diagrams are a great wayContinue reading “Diagrams as Code – C4 diagrams with Azure icons”

Python – (Ab)Using Environments

So I recently picked up a legacy(ish) python application that had a CI/CD pipeline that built from a file (think: python build). I wanted to create a local dev environment using the only sensible choice (excluding docker) – conda. I also wanted to utilize an environment.yml file to give new developers a veryContinue reading “Python – (Ab)Using Environments”