July 5th, 2017
You can now write compiled Azure functions in C# with full unit test coverage, though there are a few obstacles along the way.
June 12th, 2017
Recently released toolsets for AWS Lambda and Azure Functions are finally making serverless application development available to C# developers.
March 10th, 2017
Although .Net Standard does provide a mechanism for sharing assemblies between .Net Core and .Net Framework applications, as ever, you’re still very much constrained by your dependencies.
February 26th, 2017
You will inevitably be pushed towards upgrading your protocol buffer messages to Proto3, particularly if you want a client that supports .Net Standard that .Net Core. This can be done, but there are a couple of speed bumps along the way.
August 9th, 2016
Migrating existing applications to .Net Core is not a trivial undertaking so you need to be certain of the potential benefits before you start.
February 8th, 2015
Google’s open source serialization format is an efficient way of passing platform-independent and version-tolerant data between end-points. Two very different implementations have emerged for .Net.
November 3rd, 2014
Many developers confuse asynchronous operations with parallel execution. The essential difference is that an asynchronous operation is concerned with which resources you consume while parallel execution is more concerned with how many.
June 26th, 2014
There are some techniques for improving the performance of bulk inserts in the entity framework, but the most optimal approach will always be to use a different library altogether.
May 19th, 2014
When you’re building components in .Net it’s inevitable that you’ll eventually have to target more than one version of the framework. Not every system is able to upgrade in step with new releases of the framework.
December 12th, 2013
The API that you use to access Azure’s distributed memory cache service is simple enough, but if you don’t manage access carefully then you may find yourself falling victim to intermittent “temporary failure error” messages.
September 23rd, 2013
The promise of garbage collection can lull .Net developers into a false sense of security. They are still vulnerable to memory leaks and have a responsibility to keep an eye on what’s going on under the hood.
May 21st, 2013
A generic repository is often used with the entity framework to speed up the process of creating a data layer. In most cases this is a generalization too far and it can be a trap for lazy developers.
April 22nd, 2013
Azure’s Brokered Message API provides a basic set of methods that make it easy to start sending and receiving messages through the Azure Service Bus. The problem is that it doesn’t do much to provide some of the basic scaffolding required by a serviceable messaging client.
March 16th, 2013
Log4net provides decent logging performance out of the box, but you’ll need to consider asynchronous appending if you want more serious throughput or logging to a shared resource.
February 5th, 2013
A lot of .Net-based CMS systems have been slow to adopt MVC and Umbraco have had more trouble than most. The newly released version 6 boasts a rendering model that plays pretty nicely with a full MVC 4 project – so long as you’re prepared to ignore the webforms lurking in the Umbraco UI.