Help Support The dotNetDave 2020 Conference Tour

Did you know that software engineers like myself who travel to speak at conferences, lose a lot of money? I have previously written about it in this post: Did You Know Most Speakers At Software Conferences Don’t Get Paid? I estimate I lose around $1,300 per day, including travel days. I want to come to … Continue reading Help Support The dotNetDave 2020 Conference Tour

Properly Comparing Strings with Globalization and Performance in .NET

In Microsoft .NET there are many ways to compare strings. I would say that most of the code I analyze, I see it done one of these two ways: bool result = email1 == email2; bool result = email1.Equals(email2); Is this the best way to compare strings? The quick answer is no. While this works, … Continue reading Properly Comparing Strings with Globalization and Performance in .NET

dotNetDave Says… Documenting Software Projects

If you don't document your project, then how can developers code it, QA test it and Tech Support assist users? dotNetDave, November 2019 With so many software development methodologies out there, it's important to remember to do proper architecture and document your project BEFORE coding begins. I've seen methodologies come and go and with some … Continue reading dotNetDave Says… Documenting Software Projects

Using the New IAsyncEnumerable Interface in .NET Core 3

The release of .NET Core 3 last month includes a brand new IAsyncEnumerable interface in the System.Collections.Generic namespace. The Microsoft documentation simply states: Exposes an enumerator that provides asynchronous iteration over values of a specified type.Microsoft Documentation This new interface sounds interesting, so I looked at the code in my open-source assembly to see if … Continue reading Using the New IAsyncEnumerable Interface in .NET Core 3

dotNetDave Rocks the Granite State Code Camp

For the first time, the dotNetDave 25th Anniversary World Tour is coming to the Granite State Code Camp in Manchester, NH on November 2nd! Even though I was born back east (Delaware), I don't think I have ever been to the state. If you live in the area, please let me know what I should … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks the Granite State Code Camp

The New JSON Serializer in .NET Core 3

The release of .NET Core 3 last month introduces a brand new serializer for JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) under the System.Text.Json namespace. The Microsoft documentation states: The System.Text.Json namespace provides high-performance, low-allocating, and standards-compliant capabilities to process JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), which includes serializing objects to JSON text and deserializing JSON text to objects, with … Continue reading The New JSON Serializer in .NET Core 3