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Using LINQ to abstract Bitwise operations

There are 10 types of developers; those who work in a higher level and depend on abstractions, and those who work with the bits and bytes alongside the bare metal. As a C# developer, I am one of the former, and I usually try to abstract everything I do. A few weeks ago, I figured out that I can use some of these abstraction techniques to solve “low-level” challenges too. To make a long story short, I was able to utilize LINQ in order to eliminate a rather very complicated bitwise operation.

First Impressions of Visual Studio 2017 RC

The next version of Visual Studio has finally hit RC! The version formerly known as VS “15” is now called VS2017 and I wanted to take it for a spin and see what’s in store for us devs with the latest and greatest bits from Microsoft.

Stateless 3.0 - A State Machine library for .NET Core

State Machines and business processes that describe a series of states seem like they'll be easy to code but you'll eventually regret trying to do it yourself. Sure, you'll start with a boolean, then two, then you'll need to manage three states and there will be an invalid state to avoid then you'll just consider quitting all together.

.NET Core Data Access

.NET Core was released a few months ago, and data access libraries for most databases, both relational and NoSQL are now available. In this post, I’ll detail what client libraries are available, as well as show code samples for each of them.

What's New in C# 7.0

Back in December 2015, I discussed the designing of C# 7.0 (msdn.com/magazine/mt595758). A lot has changed over the last year, but the team is now buttoning down C# 7.0 development, and Visual Studio 15 Preview 5 is expected to implement virtu­ally all of the new features. (I say virtually because until Visual Studio 15 actually ships, there’s always a chance for further change.) For a brief overview, you can check out the summary table at itl.tc/CSharp7FeatureSummary. In this article I’m going to explore each of the new features in detail.