Rob Janssen

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To Close Or Not To Close

Have you ever wondered if it’s better to “close” a br or input tag like <br /> or if it’s better to just write <br> in HTML5? Or why it’s not correct to write <script src="script.

The Death of Microservice Madness in 2018

Microservices became a very popular topic in over the last couple of years1. 'Microservice madness' goes something like this: Netflix are great at devops. Netfix do microservices. Therefore: If I do microservices, I am great at devops.

The art of the error message

The concept of “embracing failure” is big in the tech industry. Fail fast, fail often! is almost an industry mantra. But there’s an everyday type of failure that doesn’t get much attention in the product development process. That’s right. The humble error message.

I’m harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here’s how.

The following is a true story. Or maybe it’s just based on a true story. Perhaps it’s not true at all. It’s been a frantic week of security scares?—?it seems like every day there’s a new vulnerability.

.NET Application Architecture

Xamarin allows you to build native Android, iOS, and Windows applications using .NET. Common patterns, such as MVVM, combined with good application layering, will maximize code sharing and result in an application that is easier to understand, test and maintain.

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.

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.

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