Design Patterns: Builder

The builder is a creational pattern that can be used to construct “more complex” objects, without having to directly new them up in calling code.

How to rely on configuration during application bootstrapping?

Working with the IHostBuilder introduced to .netcore has been an overall pleasant experience… until I needed configuration from appsettings for app bootstrapping. Luckily, there’s still a way to do it!

Design Patterns: Factory

The factory is a creational pattern that can be used to retrieve instances of objects, without having to new them up directly in calling code.

Design Patterns: Strategy

The strategy pattern is one of the first patterns I learned, and it leads into at least one other pattern that I used constantly! Let’s do this thing!

Getting Started with MongoDb with .NET Core

Getting started on MongoDb with .NET Core

Coming from a strictly relational db world, NoSql style databases have always seemed a bit scary! I recently had the opportunity to play around with MongoDb for the first time, and I was quite surprised by how easy it was to get started!

Microsoft Orleans-My first podcast interview!

I was recently interviewed by GaProgMan for his show “The .NET Core Podcast”!

Episode 21 - Orleans with Russell Hammett

Microsoft Orleans-Dashboard Update-CPU/Memory Stats

Quick update to a post I did a while back regarding Orleans Dashboard — additional reporting metrics for your cluster!

Docker-writing a smaller image with multi stage builds for .NET core

I’ve been using docker for playing around with my dinky website, but the DockerFile/image has always been a bit brute forcey. It’s time to explore a somewhat more effective DockerFile!

Microsoft Orleans - Observables

As we continue exploring Microsoft Orleans — the virtual actor model framework — we happen upon Observers. Observers can be used to “observe” events, in the form of notifications, as an example.

db in c#-how does I do again?

With the government shut down (again!) I’m not working at the moment, so onto learning on stuff! I wanted to do something with a database, and I’ve gone done and forgotten how to work with them it’s been so long!

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