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Gary Woodfine

Gary is Technical Director at threenine.co.uk, an independent software vendor specialising in IoT, Field Service and associated managed services, enabling customers to be efficient, productive, secure and scale-able.

dotnet

Entity Validation with EF Core

Data validation in API’s is crucial task yet is often overlooked, with Entity Framework Core entity data validation is made easier and it can also be expanded upon to provide robust solutions

Microservices Patterns

Book Review: Microservices Patterns

Microservice Patterns teaches enterprise developers and architects how to build applications with the microservice architecture. This book also teaches readers how to refactor a monolithic application to a microservice architecture.

Book Review: Software Architecture by Example

Design system solutions using modern architectural patterns and practices. This book discusses methods to keep a system responsive, even when it is being constantly updated, extending a system’s functionality without changing the core code, methods of maintaining data history, and designing a distributed transactional system.

dotnet

What is this Directory.Build.props file all about?

With introduction of MsBuild we can now manage all these property settings and more in a single file that we can place in the Root of our solution directory along our solution file and it will be applied to all projects defined in the solution automatically.

Book Review: Dependency Injection

presents core DI patterns in plain C#, so you’ll fully understand how DI works, covers integration with standard Microsoft technologies like ASP.NET MVC, and teaches you to use DI frameworks like Structure Map, Castle Windsor, and Unity.

dotnet core

How to use the Strategy Pattern in C#

The strategy design pattern splits the behavior (there are many behaviors) of a class from the class itself. This has some advantages, but the main draw back is that a client must understand how the Strategies differ.

Principles of web api design

Book Review: Principles of Web API Design

does a great job addressing and providing the relevant information needed to deliver effective web API’s. Spoiler alert, that audience is not exclusively software developers. The information in this book will be of immense value to a number of roles in a project. Business Analyst, Product Owners, Project Managers, Quality Assurance etc.

Calling Bullsh*t The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

Book Review: Calling Bullsh*t

Bullshit isn’t what it used to be. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data.

Censorships in freemarkets

Thoughts and opinions on Censorship, free markets, disinformation and misinformation on the internet and whether it is right for the free markets to action to mitigate the effects.

Life after the state

Book Review: Life after the state

Thought-provoking and original, anyone concerned how big and bloated government has become must read this book. Dominic Frisby asks the kind of questions that those in Westminster need to start asking.