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Serverless apps: Architecture, patterns, and Azure implementation

Serverless is the evolution of cloud platforms in the direction of pure cloud native code. Serverless brings developers closer to business logic while insulating them from infrastructure concerns. It's a pattern that doesn't imply "no server" but rather, "less server." Serverless code is event-driven. Code may be triggered by anything from a traditional HTTP web request to a timer or the result of uploading a file. The infrastructure behind serverless allows for instant scale to meet elastic demands and offers micro-billing to truly "pay for what you use." Serverless requires a new way of thinking and approach to building applications and isn't the right solution for every problem.

Pipelines - a guided tour of the new IO API in .NET, part 3

With your kind permission, I'd like to deviate from our previously advertised agenda, and instead talk about a library by my colleague David Haney - SimplSockets. What I hope to convey is a range of both the reasoning behind prefering pipelines, but also practical guidance that the reader can directly transfer to their own IO-based needs.

Simple ASP.NET Auth (Update)

A few months ago I put together a simple starter project for ASP.NET authorisation without any dependencies or configuration setup requirements. The motivation was my frustration with the complexity of the tutorials for something that should really be quite simple. I did leave the token based authorisation only partially complete however - there was no refresh token included which was an oversight on my part. Anyhow, I’ve gone ahead and done this plus a few other changes.

Stack and heap – .NET data structures

In the second post of .NET Internals series, we’re going to investigate the organization of .NET process’s memory. We’ll see what is stack and heap and what kind of data is stored on each of these memory structures.

Xenko 3.0 is now free and open-source!

Main focus for this release was on the open-source transition, but Xenko 3.0 also includes some new features, such as a switch to the new C# project system, video, hair and skin rendering. Read the full release notes here.

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