dotNetDave Rocks The MSCC Developers Conference in Mauritius (2019)

For the second time, I will be speaking at the MSCC Developers Conference in Mauritius on April 11th - 13th. I'm very excited about bringing my 25th Anniversary World Tour to this beautiful island country and rock the geeks! I hope to see you there for some learning and fun (I will be bringing my … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks The MSCC Developers Conference in Mauritius (2019)

Real World Cloud App – From Start To Finish: The Articles

In August of 2018, I decided to add a feature to my dotNetTips Dev Utility app and use Microsoft Azure as the backend for provide the services that are needed. I also decided to share my journey with a series of articles documenting my progress. Below are those articles and I hope you will follow … Continue reading Real World Cloud App – From Start To Finish: The Articles

Real World Cloud App – From Start to Finish: The Business Layer

In the third article in this series, I talked about and showed how to code the data layer for this cloud solution. Since I talked about the business entities in the last article, in this one I will focus on the queueing using the Azure Service Bus and microservices using Azure Functions. For years I … Continue reading Real World Cloud App – From Start to Finish: The Business Layer

Performance: Exception Trapping

Last year while presenting my Rock Your Code: Code and App Performance in Microsoft .NET session at a conference, one of the attendees asked me if using the When() clause is faster or not when trapping Exceptions. I found the question intriguing, so I set out to do performance testing for his question. Two Ways … Continue reading Performance: Exception Trapping

Write Something, Anything to Start and Enhance Your Career

One of the questions I get asked a lot is “how do I get a job?”. The answer is that you need experience. But, how do you get experience if you don’t have a job yet? My answer is, write an app or website and release it to the world. The reason I encourage writing … Continue reading Write Something, Anything to Start and Enhance Your Career

Is Microservices Just A New Marketing Term?

For a recent article on TechTarget.com, I was interviewed for my thoughts on microservices, a new term in our world. Here is what I said (the full quote): Microservices is a great way to decouple an application for faster modernization, improved functionality and better performance, but done incorrectly or without proper architectural understanding, teams can … Continue reading Is Microservices Just A New Marketing Term?

Rock Your Code: Code & App Performance with Microsoft .NET Video

Does your project suffer from performance issues or do you need to know best practices for coding for the future when it comes to performance and decreasing memory requirements? Then this video of my conference session is for you! Recorded live at the Philly Code Camp in November of 2018, I go over easy changes … Continue reading Rock Your Code: Code & App Performance with Microsoft .NET Video

Presenting Code Samples with a Dark Theme… Please Don’t!

For all of you who code using apps like Visual Studio or VS Code, please don’t present code in a meeting or conference session using a dark theme! I know I am going to get a lot of push back from this statement but let me explain why (please keep reading). Living with Colorblindness I … Continue reading Presenting Code Samples with a Dark Theme… Please Don’t!