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OutOfMemory – a nerdy card game for developers!

Ladies and gentleman, please meet the first in the world card game about .NET-based high performance and memory-aware programming. Sounds so nerdy, doesn’t it?! That’s by design and I like it! From developer to developers, with love 😉 It contains a huge amount of stuff related to programming, hardware architecture and… GC obviously! This is going to be a physical card game, not a computer or a mobile one.

ASP Net Core, SQL Server, and Angular 7: Web App Authentication

The comprehensive step by step tutorial on building Web Application Authentication using ASP.NET Web API, Microsoft SQL Server, and Angular 7. We will create our own Microsoft SQL Server Database and Tables (User and Book). Password in the User table will be encrypted using salted HMACSHA512. The authentication flow describes as a sequence diagram below.

Some performance tricks with .NET strings

I've created a pull request on the ASP.NET Core repository. At the beginning, the changes were just about changing the unsafe code (char*) for stackalloc to a safe version with Span<T>. So, it was a very small change. During the review, Oleksandr Kolomiiets, Günther Foidl, and David Fowler have suggested a few additional changes to improve the performance. Thank you very much for taking the time to review the PR! The comments were very interesting, so I've decided to explain them in a post.

Practical Visual Studio Tips Part 1

One of the best ways to become a solid, more productive and effective developer is to really master the things you do most often.

The Mediator Pattern In .NET Core

A couple of years back, I had to help out on a project that was built entirely using the “Mediator Pattern”. Or more specifically, built entirely using the MediatR library. There were all these presentations about the “theory” behind the Mediator Pattern and how it was a real new way of thinking. I couldn’t help but think… We’ve been doing this for years. Except we just call it good programming… Infact I had my own pattern which we’ll look into in Part 2 that I called the “IEnumerable Pattern” which achieved the same thing.

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