Lambdas vs Local Functions What’s the Difference

We already had the ability to create a short anonymous methods that assigned to a variable in C#. We could achieve this using delegate keyword or using Action and Func. But with release of C# 7 local functions got introduced. It has some similarity¬† to lambdas but also some major differences. Local functions are functions … 

 

.Net Core 3 New Json API And Its Features

Until the release of .Net Core 3, the Asp.Net Core was dependent on Json.NET for its serialization. But with release of .Net Core 3, this dependency is removed and a new API is created. Not only there is no dependency on Json.Net in .Net Core 3 but also this new API is much faster than … 

 

Business Case For The Value Of Code Quality

Most of the time I’ve heard people talking about how sales and other things are much more important than technical aspect of a company. That can is true in most cases. But for the companies in software and technology sector is it different. This might be true at the startup phase but it does not … 

 

Functional Programming in C#: A Brief Guide

Functional Programming and its concepts are becoming more important to software industry and data driven applications. But for us to be able to benefit from functional programming we don’t have to use a strictly functional language like Haskell for example. We can follow the principles and patterns of functional programming even in object oriented languages … 

 

C# in parameter modifier

In version 7.2 of C# language, now we can pass an argument into a method without allowing the method to mutate the value. But the main reason this keyword is added to the language is not mutability. It was added for optimization and the need to pass a value type in a method by reference … 

 

Moq: What’s Wrong With Using VerifyAll

There are some features in the isolation framework (Mocking framework) Moq which I see is used blindly. Most of the time it can which reduce test readability and maintainability. One of the worst offender in this regards is VerifyAll. In this post I’m going to elaborate why this method is so pernicious to readability and … 

 

Stop Using Repository Pattern With an ORM

There a tendency in software developers to want to follow a specific formula. Whether it is adhering to a methodology like agile or using a specific design pattern. This happens so often that we have a specific term for it in our field called Cargo cult programming. In these situation a programmer don’t ask themselves … 

 

TPL Dataflow Blocks: Post vs SendAsync

I was reading an excellent series of articles about TPL Dataflow from Jack Vanlightly the other day. He draw my attention to the difference between Post and SendAsync when we want to post something to a block. I wasn’t thinking about it much at the time. But as I progressed through my readings, I saw … 

 

xUnit BeforeAfterTestAttribute: How to Run Code Before And After Test

Sometimes we need to run a piece of custom code before and after a test and set of tests. One example of this might be when we want to change the thread culture. In this case we change it before test start to run and restore it to its original after test is finished. One … 

 

More Robust Asynchrony and Parallelism With TPL Dataflow ActionBlock

.In my previous post, I explained what TPL Dataflow is and when we should and shouldn’t use it. But I haven’t got into much detail about how it can help us solve real world scenarios. Since my last post, thanks to a comment on my previous post, I went though different Stackoverflow questions. I saw …