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An Introduction to Channels in C#

Channels give us a way to communicate between concurrent (async) operations in .NET. Channel<T> was included in .NET Core 3.0 (so it's been available for a bit over a year now). I first encountered channels in Go (golang) several years ago, so I was really interested when I found out that they are available to use in C#.

Bogus for .NET: Fake data generator

Bogus is a simple and sane fake data generator for .NET languages like C#, F# and VB.NET. It is fundamentally a C# port of faker.js and inspired by FluentValidation's syntax sugar. It will help you load databases, UI and apps with fake data for your testing needs.

Demystifying the volatile keyword

After reading Albahar’s excellent free chapter for his book on Threading I have decided to dig the concept of out of order execution further.

Creating Discoverable HTTP APIs with ASP.NET Core 5 Web API

This month, we’ll be focusing on building HTTP APIs with .NET 5. We’ll explore a myriad of different tools, technologies, and services that make your API development experience more delightful. Each week, we’ll release a new post on this blog that goes into a separate area of building HTTP APIs with .NET, focusing mostly on using ASP.NET Core 5 Web API and the OpenAPI Specification together to build, publish, consume, and re-use well-described HTTP APIs.

Warden.NET: A simple to use library for managing processes and their states

The System.Diagnostics.Process class, while useful, does not have a concept for parent applications; In contrast, Windows itself tracks parents; however, it does not track grandparents, and processes can quickly become orphaned. Process.EnableRaisingEvents while useful, does not support monitoring URI-based launches' lifetime, processes with higher privileges than the calling application, or processes different sessions.

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