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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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Jun 14, 2021

Dependency Injection, Async and HangFire for Simple Background Processing

Proper architecture is critical for all portions of your application. I often see corners cut when working with background tasks as individuals believe that it is hard to follow common patterns, such as Dependency Injection while working in these different environments. This post is an expansion of a prior post where I discuss HangFire & background tasks in .NET 5.

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Mar 01, 2021

Azure AppService Off-Site or Remote Backups

Your website and associated file/database assets are critical to your organization, understanding the options available to take control of your backups and ensure you are protected is critical. Azure AppService PaaS is a great tool, however, you should still play devil's advocate and have a plan in place to keep your own backups in case of an emergency. This post explores options.

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Feb 15, 2021

.NET 5 Deterministic Builds & Source Linking

Managing & publishing libraries for consumption by others is an often tedious task, the concepts of deterministic builds and source linking often seem to be overly complex. However, the reality is we have great tools available to make the process easier, and to provide a great user experience. This post explores these options.

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