The 5 important questions about .NET 5 ​Back in 2016 Microsoft made the brave step of building a brand new .Net Core away from the classic “Full Framework” .NET. This meant they were able to hit the “Redo button” in so many ways, bringing us the modern, open-source, fast and cross-platform framework that we use…

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Pragmatic DevOps It’s easy to feel like DevOps is too hard to implement because the theory is hard to apply in their company. Rather than give up, it’s important to be pragmatic and try to solve the problems. To do this effectively, you need the theory. With books like The Phoenix Project and The Unicorn…

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Explore the impressive new features on docs.microsoft.com with Brendan Richards and Dan Fernandez. Docs.microsoft are awesome… and now have code samples that run! See how the magic happens via Azure containers that provide interactive docs that execute .Net code samples and Azure CLI operations in real-time. Also, hear behind-the-scenes stories on how one documentation site…

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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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Imagine you had something really important to tell everyone but weren’t allowed to speak up until asked. That’s how all web servers and WebAPIs with their HTTP Request/Response cycle operate. SignalR, built on WebSockets, changes this client-server relationship from “speak only when spoken to” to a fully bi-directional communication. This is amazing, but can also…

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