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How to Start Working with an Unknown Codebase?

Today I’m trying to address the issue of approaching an unknown codebase. I’ll give you some advices and tricks I’m using to make new code easier and quicker to understand – even without understanding it all.

High-Performance Logging in .NET Core

In this post I will explore and highlight an approach to logging which you can apply in high-performance, high load applications to reduce the overhead of logging.

How I built a simple compiler

A colleague of mine, who happens to be my ̶b̶o̶s̶s̶ ̶ leader wrote a really cool compiler. It’s not a cool CRUD app or complicated animation. IT’S A COMPILER. Used in the production environment. And it’s not backed up by a community or a big company.

Discriminated unions

enum classes are a new kind of type declaration, sometimes referred to as discriminated unions, where each every possible instance the type is listed, and each instance is non-overlapping.

Why is reflection slow?

It’s common knowledge that reflection in .NET is slow, but why is that the case? This post aims to figure that out by looking at what reflection does under-the-hood.


LightBulb 2.0

LightBulb is an application that reduces eyestrain produced by staring at a computer screen when working late hours. As the day goes on, it continuously adjusts gamma, transitioning the display color temperature from cold blue in the afternoon to warm yellow during the night. Its primary objective is to match the color of the screen to the light sources of your surrounding environment - typically, sunlight during the day and artificial light during the night. LightBulb has minimal impact on performance and offers many customization options.

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