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Buggy C# Code: The 10 Most Common Mistakes in C# Programming

C# is a powerful and flexible language with many mechanisms and paradigms that can greatly improve productivity. Having a limited understanding or appreciation of its capabilities, though, can leave one in the proverbial state of “knowing enough to be dangerous”. The Toptal Engineering blog describes 10 of the most common programming mistakes made, or pitfalls to be avoided, by C# programmers.

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What's New in Visual Studio 2019

Visual Studio 2019 introduces exciting improvements and new features aimed at optimizing developer productivity and team collaboration. Whether you’re using Visual Studio for the first time or have been using it for years, you’ll benefit from features that improve all aspects of the development lifecycle—from smoother and more focused project creation to cloning from repository workflows, to driving the maintainability and quality of your code. Team and open source collaborative workflows are improved, as well.

Starting the .NET Open Source Revolution

Today building open source software at Microsoft is normal — but when I started at Microsoft in 2007, it sure wasn’t. It took a few years to figure out the right thing to do and to get the big ship that is Microsoft turned into the wind of open source. But we’re there now and I look back on those early challenges with a smile. This is my story of the first successful open source project at Microsoft and how it paved the way to where we are today.

Monitoring GC and memory allocations with .NET Core 2.2 and Application Insights

It all started when we were migrating some of our service from .NET Framework to .NET Core. We have been using Application Insights, using it's performance counter collection feature to monitor performance counters on our Windows server that run our applications. We soon discovered when we moved over to .NET Core that we'd have to do things differently, since performance counters aren't supported in Application Insights for .NET Core.

Find, Fix, and Avoid Memory Leaks in C#

Finding, Fixing and learning to Avoid Memory Leaks is an important skill. I’ll list 8 best practice techniques used by me and senior .NET developers that advised me for this article.

Azure Functions Continuous Deployment with Azure Pipelines

8 part series on how to set up continuous deployment in an Azure Pipeline for Azure Functions written in C#, including how to run automated tests as part of the build.