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  • Developing a Cloud-Native Application on Microsoft Azure Using Open Source Technologies

    Cloud native is a development approach that improves building, maintainability, scalability, and deployment of applications. My intention with this article is to explain, in a pragmatic way, how to build, deploy, run, and monitor a simple cloud-native application on Microsoft Azure using open-source technologies.

  • Designing IoT Solutions with Microsoft Azure

    In this article, we will learn how the IoT solutions can work with Microsoft Azure and what services are available to perform different operations across multiple domains. Furthermore, it covers a few case studies to gain hands-on experience on Azure IoT that are common and provide a good starting point for utilizing cloud-based IoT services.

  • An Introduction and Tutorial for Azure Cosmos DB

    Azure Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, JSON-based database delivered as a ‘Platform as a Service’ (PaaS) in Microsoft Azure. Learn about the benefits and disadvantages of Azure Cosmos DB. Find out more about this database and discover how to interact with it using tools, SDKs, and APIs.

  • Creating and Using HTTP Client SDKs in .NET 6

    In this article, the author explains the process behind developing HTTP Client SDKs in .NET 6. Different approaches for real-world scenarios are presented and explained while the author shows you how to develop your own SDK using .NET 6, step-by-step.

  • Colors in .NET: an In-Depth Guide

    In this article, Peter Huber explains the intricacies of choosing and manipulating colors in .NET, from the basics of understanding how a monitor creates color to generating and manipulating your own color. A must-read for graphic designers and software developers working with .NET.

  • Getting Started with gRPC and .NET

    In this article, the author introduces the core concepts behind gRPC and how it can be used with API development. The basic pros and cons of using gRPC instead of REST are also explained with a scenario analysis. The text is illustrated with a step-by-step tutorial on how to use gRPC to develop streaming services in .NET.

  • Microservices — the Letter and the Spirit

    Microservices to be a pattern of ‘decoupled services’ managed to get the best out of it (the underlying understanding of the pattern (‘small’ vs ‘decoupled’) forces developers to take certain design decisions that are consistent with these objectives. In this article discuss we will discuss well and poor implementations: ‘small-services’ vs ‘decoupled-services’ or ‘Letter’ vs the ‘Spirit’.

  • Overriding Sealed Methods in C#

    In this article, the author demonstrates how we can change the behavior of sealed methods in C#. This can be done by understanding Operating System mechanisms and how the .NET platform generates and compiles code. The author illustrates these techniques using real-world scenarios, including the modification of the WinPAI wrapper.

  • Anomaly Detection Using ML.NET

    In this article, the author introduces the concepts of Anomaly Detection using the Randomized PCA method. The theory behind the concepts is explained and exemplified. The method is demonstrated with a real-world scenario implemented using C# and ML.NET.

  • Records in C# 9

    In this article, Tugce Özdeger talks about Records, a new reference type introduced in C# 9 that provides built-in functionality for encapsulating data. The article shows the potential benefits and advantages of using records and how developers can use them in their applications, with code examples and comparisons with classes and structs.

  • Present and Future of Xamarin Community Toolkit: Q&A with Gerald Versluis

    Xamarin.Forms is evolving into .NET MAUI; the Xamarin Community Toolkit is also preparing for the transition. In this Q&A, InfoQ decided to interview Gerald Versluis. He is a software engineer at Microsoft from the Netherlands. In this interview, we will talk about Xamarin Community Toolkit, MAUI transition, and their future roadmap.

  • The Fundamentals of Testing with Persistence Layers

    Mocking out dependencies such as databases and other persistence layers leads to ineffective tests. Unfortunately, our industry is also focused on function-level testing to the exclusion of all else, so few are trained on how to write any other type of test. This article seeks to correct the issue by reintroducing the concept of testing with databases.

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