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Optimization of .NET applications: A big result of small edits

Today we're going to discuss how small optimizations in the right places of the application can improve its performance. Imagine: we remove the creation of an extra iterator in one place, get rid of boxing in the other. As a result, we get drastic improvements because of such small edits.

Preview features in .NET 6 – Generic math

If you’ve ever wanted to use operators with generic types or thought that interfaces could be improved by supporting the ability to define static methods as part of their contract, then this blog post is for you.

.NET 6: Threading improvements

While numerous libraries exist to abstract away the complexities of asynchronous and concurrent programming, developers still need to drop down to lower thread-handling logic from time to time. Continuing our API changes for .NET 6 series, we look at some new tricks for multi-threading.

String interpolation in C# 10 and .NET 6

Text processing is at the heart of huge numbers of apps and services, and in .NET, that means lots and lots of System.String. String creation is so fundamental that a myriad of ways of creating them have existed since .NET Framework 1.0 was released, and more have joined the fray since.

Face recognition in .NET – The good, the bad, and the ugly

In the last few weeks I’ve been working on adding various forms of computer vision & machine learning processing to Damselfly, to provide automatic face detection, face recognition, object detection, and image classification. Let’s just say it hasn’t been a particularly smooth ride – and there is a huge scope for the .Net platform to support these popular features and technologies in a much better way.