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Jan 09, 2023

Squashing EF Core Migrations Safely

Projects can evolve over time, and the history of granular migrations within Entity Framework can result in a bloated change history. Additionally, changes can occur within Entity Framework tooling that may result in code warnings or other similar concerns. Resetting your migrations to squash the history can be a very helpful process, however it requires precision and care.

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Nov 23, 2022

Some Considerations for Giving Tuesday

As 2022 starts to come to a close and the insanity of the holiday shopping season sets in, don't forget to think about supporting organizations that make a positive contribution in your communities. After the loss of my 3 year old daughter in April of 2022, I find myself especially reflective on supporting others this season.

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Oct 29, 2022

Understanding & Implementing Caching in ASP.NET Core

ASP.NET Core provides two primary methods allowing developers to cache information; IMemoryCache and IDistributedCache. Selecting the proper caching implementation requires an understanding of your application, your future goals, and the features of both options. This post explores cache strategies.

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Apr 12, 2022

Turbocharge Developer Productivity with Bootstrap Tag Helpers

As a software architect, I'm always looking for better ways to optimize my development patterns, reduce the lines of code, and improve the overall maintainability of the code that I write. Recently I took a deep dive into my usage of Boostrap with ASP.NET and created a number of Tag Helpers that have exponentially improved my productivity, and made it all open source!

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Mar 29, 2022

MVC vs Blazor WASM: A Different Look At Performance

Not all applications are created equal, which means not all technology frameworks will perform the same for a given project or solution. This post explores a recent performance deep dive that I completed evaluating the performance of ASP.NET Core MVC vs Blazor Web Assembly (WASM).

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Nov 09, 2021

.NET 6 is Here, and It Brought Performance With It

.NET 6 has been released to the public and among many new features, application performance has been turbocharged resulting in easily achievable performance gains by simply changing a build target and redeploying. The cheapest performance upgrade you can do.

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Aug 30, 2021

Creating Simple Excel Exports in .NET 5/6

Although a common project request, the creation of Excel documents from code can be a time-consuming endeavor. Introducing NetCore.Utilities.Spreadsheet which allows a single line of code to create consistent Excel exports.

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Jun 21, 2021

Unit Testing Extension Methods Such as LogWarning

Extension methods are a way of life for many developers, however, they prevent unique challenges for those striving for good Unit Test coverage within their application. In this post we explore a process that can be used to still leverage the extension methods AND achieve proper code coverage!

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