Rob Janssen

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What is Cake?

Cake (C# Make) is a cross platform build automation system with a C# DSL to do things like compiling code, copy files/folders, running unit tests, compress files and build NuGet packages. Cake is built on top of the Roslyn and Mono compiler which enables you to write your build scripts in C#.

The Polly Project

Today we released Polly v5.0 in alpha to Nuget. This is the next step in making Polly a much wider resilience framework for .NET, as Hystrix is for Java. This is an exciting day for us, and one we've been working toward for several months. Not only have we pushed out a major release (v5.

Resilient Systems with Polly.NET

General Probably most of the Web sites and Applications we use or visit today are of a distributed nature and running highly complex infrastructure and using sophisticated Software Design patterns for the Cloud along with factors that can lead to difficulties and failure.

C# - All About Span: Exploring a New .NET Mainstay

Imagine you’re exposing a specialized sort routine to operate in-place on data in memory. You’d likely expose a method that takes an array and provide an implementation that operates over that T{}.

Internet protocols are changing

When the Internet started to become widely used in the 1990s, most traffic used just a few protocols: IPv4 routed packets, TCP turned those packets into connections, SSL (later TLS) encrypted those connections, DNS named hosts to connect to, and HTTP was often the application protocol using it all.

Dapper, Prepared Statements, and Car Tyres

Why Doesn't Dapper Use Prepared Statements? I had a very interesting email in my inbox this week from a Dapper user; I'm not going to duplicate the email here, but it can be boiled down to: My external security consultant is telling me that Dapper is insecure because it doesn't use prepared statem

The Entity Service Antipattern

In my last post I talked about the need to keep things separated once they’ve been decoupled. Let’s look at one of the ways this breaks down: entity services.

Creating a simple data-driven CRUD microservice

This section outlines how to create a simple microservice that performs create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations on a data source. From a design point of view, this type of containerized microservice is very simple.

One Bite At A Time: Partitioning Complexity

I was the third best programmer on our senior practicum team of five. Bret and Kevin could both code circles around me. They could both hold ridiculous amounts of complexity in their heads.

You're using HttpClient wrong and it is destabilizing your software

I’ve been using HttpClient wrong for years and it finally came back to bite me. My site was unstable and my clients furious, with a simple fix performance improved greatly and the instability disapeared.

This Read-It-Later-list is just that, bookmarks of stuff I intend to read or have read. I do not necessarily agree with opinions or statements in the bookmarked articles.

This list is compiled from my Pocket list.