Digests » 339

this week's favorite

No-nonsense gRPC guide for the C# developers, Part One: Basic Service

gRPC is a high performance program-to-program communication framework highly suitable to efficiently connect services and, as such, to serve as the foundation for the micro-service architecture.

Common async pitfalls

Here’s a collection of some of the most common pitfalls I’ve come across—either myself, colleagues and friends, or examples in documentation—and how to avoid them.


When I first approached C# and felt like it was lacking some important data structures that other languages like Python and C++ offer in their standard libraries.

Astonishing Performance of .NET 5: More Data

The same day .NET 5 was released I shared a single screenshot showing how much faster .NET 5 is relatively to .NET Core 3.1. I promised to share more data later — and here it is.

Fluent Generics in C#

Generics is a powerful feature available in many statically typed languages. It offers a way to write code that seamlessly operates against many different types, by targeting the features they share rather than the types themselves. This provides the means for building flexible and reusable components without having to sacrifice type safety or introduce unnecessary duplication.

Join over 23,900 readers for a free weekly email with fresh news, articles and tutorials.