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Postmortems - Tale of Two Casts

In essence, my bug came down to me accidentally hitting on a CLR capacity that isn't valid in C#, and then only noticing my error when trying to use the same code with non-array types. I'm happy to admit that it took me quite some time to work out exactly what the issue was at the time!

The Coming .NET Renaissance

There’s been ample grumbling about various changes in the .NET ecosystem of late, but I’m more excited about .NET than ever.

.NET and Docker

.NET and .NET Core (and Windows!) have been getting better and better with Docker. I run Docker for Windows as it supports both Linux Containers and Windows Containers. They have both a Stable and Edge channel. The Edge (Beta) channel is regularly updated and, as a rule, gets better and better in the year I've been running it.

Hangfire: Task Scheduler for .NET

Hangfire is a multi-threaded and scalable task scheduler built on client-server architecture on .NET stack (Task Parallel Library and Reflection) with the intermediate storage in a database. There is a free LGPL v3 version with open source. In this article, we are going to explore how to use Hangfire.

Performance Improvements in .NET Core

There are many exciting aspects to .NET Core (open source, cross platform, x-copy deployable, etc.) that have been covered in posts on this blog before. To me, though, one of the most exciting aspects of .NET Core is performance. There’s been a lot of discussion about the significant advancements that have been made in ASP.NET Core performance, its status as a top contender on various TechEmpower benchmarks, and the continual advancements being made in pushing it further. However, there’s been much less discussion about some equally exciting improvements throughout the runtime and the base class libraries.

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