by bill-s, 2020-04-09T04:08:55.012Z
Today, we’re releasing .NET 5.0 Preview 2. It contains a set of smaller features and performance improvements. We’re continuing to work on the bigger features that will define the 5.0 release, some of which are starting to show up as initial designs at dotnet/designs. The .NET 5.0 Preview 1 post covers what we are planning on building for .NET 5.0. Please take a look at the post and the designs repository and share any feedback you have. And, of course, please install Preview 2, and test any workloads you can with it.
by bill-s, 2020-04-09T04:28:04.308Z
In the last post, I walked through the overall problem we run into with diagnosing issues in distributed systems - mainly that it can be difficult to determine causality because we don't have that "stack trace" with a single in-process application.
To create a sort of "trace" in a distributed system, we need some way to build breadcrumbs into our communications. When one system communicates with another, and that system calls another, we need some way to link those requests together:
by ThomasArdal, 2020-04-07T06:45:28.905Z
In this post, I'm sharing my experiences with generating Excel files from ASP.NET Core. The post includes examples of generating both CSV and XLSX files.
by bill-s, 2020-04-09T04:11:29.964Z
This post shows how to create, build, deploy and configure an Azure Function using Azure DevOps, Azure CLI and Powershell. An Azure Function is created in Azure using Azure DevOps with Azure CLI and Powershell. The Azure Function (V3) project is created and built using Visual Studio and C#. This project is deployed to the Azure infrastructure using a second Azure DevOps Pipeline. The Azure Function configuration settings is configured to use Azure Key Vault for secrets.
by bill-s, 2020-04-09T04:26:54.363Z
We have set up our identity server but we lack UI for the users to enter their credentials. We’ve shown how we can retrieve our token but for better user experience, we have to add UI to our Authorization Server. So, adding IdentityServer4 UI is our goal for this article. Additionally, we are going to learn how we can protect our API and the way to access protected resources. This will be a basic protection setup, but we are going to enhance it during this series.
by bill-s, 2020-04-09T04:18:11.504Z
In one of my live streams on my YouTube Channel, I took a look at using Coravel to refactor some code that was sending out an email. Emailing is a good example of something that can be created as a background job that frees up your web application to return a result quicker to the client.
by bill-s, 2020-04-09T04:25:01.911Z
You may have heard the terms "Architecture" or "System Design." These come up a lot during developer job interviews – especially at big tech companies.
This in-depth guide will help prepare you for the System Design interview, by teaching you basic software architecture concepts.
This is not an exhaustive treatment, since System Design is a vast topic. But if you're a junior or mid-level developer, this should give you a strong foundation.
From there, you can dig deeper with other resources. I've listed some of my favourite resources at the very bottom of this article.
I've broken this guide into bite-sized chunks by topic and so I recommend you bookmark it. I've found spaced learning and repetition to be incredibly valuable tools to learn and retain information. And I've designed this guide to be chunked down into pieces that are easy to do spaced repetition with.
by BachiAuth0, 2020-04-09T15:12:39.804Z
TL;DR: This article will guide you in creating automated tests with xUnit for your C# applications. You will learn the basics of automated tests and how to create unit and integration tests.