All developers should be writing automated tests. In fact modern developers should be doing Clean Testing. Systems that adhere to the principles of Clean Architecture are independent of UIs, databases, frameworks, and other external concerns. As a result, the domain and business logic, the most important parts of the system, are completely isolated from external…

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How do you manage access to the applications you build? When it comes to securing your software, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the vast number of options available, and confused by the sheer volume of information; not to mention often poor documentation. ‘Identification’, ‘authentication’, ‘authorisation’; ‘claims’, ‘roles’, ‘tokens’; ‘OpenID’, ‘OAuth’, ‘B2C’, ‘Auth0’. Ever wondered…

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What makes a great presentation? More importantly, what are the elements that can destroy a great presentation, even if the content itself is technically sound? In this session Samantha and Andrew Coates demonstrate seven sins that must not be committed in a presentation, why and how a presentation can suffer from committing them, and how…

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As much as everyone loves having real-time applications, it is a pain to have them in high traffic websites. Scaling is a big issue which can be easily solved by using Azure’s SignalR Service. How can we add real-time functionality to cloud hosted web applications? How can we test and handle high traffic volume without…

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Object Relational Mappers like EF Core exist to take the drudgery out of getting your Object-Orientated C# code to talk to a relational database. Opinions on this vary from “ORMs are the Vietnam of Computer Science” to “If you write data access code, you are stealing from your client”. Like any powerful tool, EF Core…

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