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Jun 21, 2023

.NET MAUI + GitHub Actions + Commas in Certificate Names

I recently wasted more time than I care to admit working through an issue where I was getting build errors that did not make sense. I was trying to set up the build/publish of a .NET MAUI application, and I wanted to inject my certificate using a GitHub Actions Secret, and it failed miserably; this post explores the issue and resolution.

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Jun 19, 2023

Upgrading Xamarin Forms to .NET MAUI

So much has changed in the .NET Mobile Development world in the past few years. This blog post investigates the current process to migrate from Xamarin Forms to .NET MAUI. Including some helpful tips, links to documentation, and real-world feedback after completion of numerous transitions.

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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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