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!

Test post with code

I’m having issues with an import into dev.to, just testing out a post with code snippets.

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!

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.

Microsoft Orleans-Easily switching between "development" and "production" configurations.

There are some differences in how one would host an Orleans server locally vs deployed in a production scenario. In this post, we’ll use some of the skills we’ve built on previously, to help us in our journey to hosting a production ready Orleans cluster.

Microsoft Orleans-Reminders and Grains Calling Grains

Orleans is an actor model framework — a framework used for easily creating distributed systems across a cluster of machines. In this post we’ll explore the “Reminders” feature of Orleans.

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