Adding appsettings.json options to a dotnet core console application

Something that annoyingly does not come as standard in the dotnet core console application template, and, it is not documented anywhere with Microsoft is: appsettings.json. This comes as standard with ASP.NET Core applications, but no other applications, and the thing is, it is very simple to add to any dotnet core application.

Microservices Introduction

Everybody has heard of the term “microservice”, but not many people know what they are, how they work, or how to implement one. Many people think they are a complex system that needs a lot of complex setup and management. In fact, they are a very easy way to remove heavy lifting from your web frontend to a more appropriate place.