Decoupling – Making Your C# Program More Testable

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April 23, 2019 / No Comment

 How and Why to Implement Decoupling Classes in Your Code

Decoupling is a strategy for writing testable code when dealing with hard-to-test classes and it can be an incredibly powerful tool to help you write clean, effective and bug-free code.
What Is Decoupling?
Decoupling is a coding strategy that involves taking the key parts of your classes’ functionality (specifically […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, C#

Docker: Adding PostgreSQL to .Net Core – Part 2

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March 6, 2019 / No Comment

In our last blog, we dug deep into all things Docker and learned how to scaffold our app. In this installment, we’ll break down what you need to know about Postgres and build out our API code.
Add Postgres To .NET Core
So far, we’ve written some basic startup scripts for our Gadget Depot project. You can get the final […]
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Effortlessly Scaffold Your App with Docker – Part 1

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March 5, 2019 / No Comment

Dockerize your next ASP.NET Core, Postgres and Angular app to easily get up and running.
Abstract
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Docker to set up a fresh .NET Core project connected to a PostgreSQL database. As we’ll find, Docker will take care of all the heavy lifting when it comes to installing these packages and coordinating their […]
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IntelliTect Today: Communicating Passion to a New Generation of Students

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

Eastern Washington University has Three New Adjunct Professors
For the past two quarters, three of our IntelliTect team members, Mark Michaelis (CEO), Kevin Bost (senior software engineer) and Michael Stokesbary (senior software architect and trainer), have been teaching the programming language C# (pronounced “C Sharp”) to tomorrow’s engineers in the computer science program at Eastern.
“At least in Spokane, the majority […]
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Securing Web APIs in .NET Core 2.2

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December 10, 2018 / No Comment

Microsoft will simplify Web API authentication in a soon-to-be-released update!
This week’s release of ASP.NET 2.2 gave us some performance enhancements, ability to do health checks on the application and code analyzers to help you improve your web API discoverability. Expect an out of band release that creates a dependency on IdentityServer in the near future.
Microsoft will be […]
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Video: Is Xamarin Forms the Right Choice for Your Next App?

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November 29, 2018 / No Comment

Using Xamarin Forms is a quick win according to Kevin Bost, Xamarin certified senior developer at IntelliTect and C# instructor at Eastern Washington University.
Xamarin is Microsoft’s platform for building mobile applications. Using a shared C# codebase, developers can build android and IOS apps at the same time using the Xamarin.Forms library. It isn’t a common UI; it’s shared […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, Xamarin

Potential New Features of C# 8.0 Exposed

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November 7, 2018 / No Comment

Can’t satisfy your thirst for C# knowledge?
Hang around Mark Michaelis long enough and you’ll get up to speed in no time!
Mark has been traveling within the US, and as far as Scandinavia, spreading the C# love. You might have seen him at Visual Studio LIVE! events in Chicago or San Diego or at .Net User Group meetups in […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, C#

Interfacing with Multithreading Patterns prior to TPL and C# 5.0

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April 9, 2018 / 2 Comments

Legacy Blog – Pre C# 5.0
Multithreading patterns are used to address the multithreading complexities of monitoring an asynchronous operation, thread pooling, avoiding deadlocks, and implementing atomicity and synchronization across operations and data access.
This is a thorough blog that combs through all you’d need to know about multithreading if you were working in a legacy version of C#. Although […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, C#, Uncategorized

Using Tuples for overriding Equality() and GetHashCode()

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March 28, 2018 / No Comment

The implementation of Equals() and GetHashCode() used to be complex, but with C# 7.0 Tuples, the actual code is boilerplate.

For Equals(): It’s necessary to compare all the contained identifying data structures while avoiding infinite recursion or null reference exceptions.
For GetHashCode(): It’s necessary to combine the unique hash code of each of the non-null contained identifying data structures […]
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The Essential C# 7.0 book is almost here!

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March 19, 2018 / No Comment

The newest edition of Mark Michaelis’ Essential C# book releases May 28th.

“Mark is super smart, insists on understanding everything to the core, and has phenomenal insight into how things affect real developers. . . . He goes right to the essence and communicates with great integrity—no sugarcoating—and has a keen eye for practical value and real-world problems.”
—From […]
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