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Seam carving (or liquid rescaling) is an algorithm for content-aware image resizing. It functions by establishing a number of seams (paths of least importance) in an image and automatically removes seams to reduce image size or inserts seams to extend it. Seam carving also allows manually defining areas in which pixels may not be modified, and features the ability to remove whole objects from photographs.
Open source ASP.NET Core 2.1 is out, and Architect David Fowler took to twitter to share some hidden gems that not everyone knows about. Sure, it's faster, builds faster, runs faster, but there's a number of details and fun advanced techniques that are worth a closer look at.
Microsoft introduced the HttpClient in .Net Framework 4.5 and is the most popular way to consume a Web API in your .NET server-side code. But it has some serious issues like disposing the HttpClient object doesn’t close the socket immediately, too many instances affecting the performance and Singleton HttpClient or shared HttpClient instance not respecting the DNS Time to Live (TTL) settings. HttpClientFactory solves the all these problems. It is one of the newest feature of ASP.NET Core 2.1. It provides a central location for naming and configuring and consuming logical HttpClients in your application, and this post talks about 3 ways to use HTTPClientFactory in ASP.NET Core 2.1.
Many find it confusing, how to debug application in docker containers. In fact, it is reasonably straight forward, it just isn’t documented properly, especially in .Net land.
During the last Build conference, Microsoft has announced the next version of Visual Studio with C# 7.3 support. This is yet another minor language update with some quite interesting features. The main change was related to generics, starting from C# 7.3 there 3 more constraints: unmanaged, System.Enum and System.Delegate.