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.Read Full Article
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.Read Full Article
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.Read Full Article
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!Read Full Article
Not all projects will utilize OAuth or Azure AD, and .NET MAUI Blazor Hybrid is no different! In this post I take a look under the covers at how you can implement you own custom solution for authentication within MAUI Blazor and take control of your application without ripping your hair out.Read Full Article
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).Read Full Article
.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.Read Full Article
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!Read Full Article
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