I started working with .Net Core pretty early on and my faith has been rewarded with cross-platform stability and cloud-friendly, twelve-factor loveliness. It really is the future of .Net development and I’d always be reluctant to go back to the hoary old framework now.
April 21st, 2019
Microsoft have published advice for maximising performance with Azure Service Bus, but there doesn’t appear to be any explicit advice for optimising the newer .Net Standard based SDK.
December 18th, 2018
Azure Functions only provides direct support for a narrow range of authentication providers. If you want to use an external token provider or custom solution, you’ll have to create the plumbing yourself.
November 27th, 2018
ArchUnit is a java library that provides a fluent API for creating self-testing architectures via unit tests. A similar library can be written for .Net Standard that acts on compiled assemblies rather than raw code.
September 21st, 2018
Starting with version 2.2, ASP.Net Core will make it easier to implement monitoring endpoints that can be used by a Docker HEALTHCHECK command.
September 12th, 2018
Service Fabric does support container-based applications, but it still feels more like an application server than a container orchestrator.
August 12th, 2018
Twelve factor apps provide a methodology for building apps that are optimised for modern cloud environments. It’s only been achievable in the Microsoft world since the advent of .Net Core.
January 12th, 2018
The compatibility shim was added to .Net Standard to make it easier to reference libraries compiled using the .Net Framework. That just leaves you with the problem of missing APIs…
December 3rd, 2017
Azure’s Container Instances provides an easy and quick way to run Docker images without having to learn the various complexities of orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes.
September 3rd, 2017
Although .Net Core does not directly support creating Windows Services there are several different ways of creating applications that can be registered and run as services.
April 12th, 2017
Using Docker with .Net Core is initially straightforward, but to get beyond basic image building you will need to handle more than the simple scenarios demonstrated in quick-start guides.
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.
November 28th, 2016
ASP.Net core ignores generic controllers by default, so you have to add support for them yourself at start up.
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.
July 12th, 2016
REST API development using ASP.Net WebAPI is so fussy compared to other ecosystems such as Node.js and Ruby. New frameworks are emerging that promise to simplify both development and hosting of APIs in the .Net world.