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App Configuration: where does it go?

How do you manage your App Configuration? Things like connection strings, hostnames, 3rd party API keys, and application-specific settings like log levels. You can use config files, environment variables, and external configuration services. Let me sort it out and explain the different situations so you can choose the best option. It’s not a one size fits all. YouTube Check out my YouTube channel, where I post all kinds of content accompanying my posts, including this video showing everything in this post. Included It’s typical to include your configuration alongside your application. This could be in code, compiled into your binary, or a… Read More »App Configuration: where does it go?

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