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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

State Management using Dapr

Statement management can be a key aspect of any application design. It tends to cover a broad range data storage capabilities in your application, which may include accessing files on the file system or accessing a database of some description, with the purpose of manipulating the state of an object.

In this article we’ll explore how to create a simple state management microservice using dapr

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C# Records – The good, bad & ugly

C# 9.0 introduces record types, a reference type that provides synthesized methods to provide value semantics for equality. Dive in deeper to understand what this means

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What is CQRS?

Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) specifies that different data models should be used to for updating the database and read from the database. Command and Query are two operations which infer read and write respectively

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How to use MediatR Pipeline Behaviours

MediatR Pipeline behaviours were introduced in Version 3, enabling you execute validation or logging logic before and after your Command or Query Handlers execute, resulting in your handlers only having to deal with Valid requests in your CQRS implementation

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How to run docker compose files in Rider

JetBrains Rider provides Docker support using the Docker plugin. The plugin is bundled and enabled by default. For more information. In this post we’ll walk through the process of running a docker compose files in Rider.

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The Mediator Pattern

Mediator pattern is used to reduce communication complexity between multiple objects or classes. The pattern provides a mediator class which handles all the communications between different classes and supports easy maintenance of the code by loose coupling.