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UTF-8 BOM adventures in C#

Time for a quick look at UTF-8 encoding and byte order marker (BOM). Lets jump right into some code. You are probably going to nail this as you most likely will be alert now, given the title and all, but would you have expected this test to pass?

Using Local Functions to Replace Comments

One idea I’ve been thinking about recently is the replacement of comments with local function calls. Now this idea doesn’t mean that it’s ok to have massive functions that have no functional cohesion but instead in some circumstances it may improve readability.

.NET everywhere apparently also means Windows 3.11 and DOS

I often talk about how .NET Core is open source and runs "everywhere." MonoGame, Unity, Apple Watches, Raspberry Pi, and Microcontrollers (as well as a dozen Linuxes, Windows, etc) is a lot of places.

Using LINQ to Build A World Travel Itinerary

I enjoy traveling, having new experiences, and making new friends. With so many locations to get to, it is challenging to keep all of them straight. In this post, I’ll show you how to use Language Integrated Query, or LINQ, to take a list of world locations and link them together into travel legs. This technique is powerful and is useful for other scenarios.

How Blazor Is Going to Change Web Development

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about building and deploying a Blazor app without touching a Windows machine and realized maybe I should take a step back and explain what Blazor is and why anyone would use it. It's still fairly new to most in the front end development world, but it's awesome and you should check it out.

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