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 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

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

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

In the second article in this series, I laid out the architecture and design for this cloud solution. Now it’s finally time to get coding! In this article I will discuss how I designed the data layer using Cosmos DB. To keep a separation of concerns, I will talk about the business entities which is … Continue reading Real World Cloud App – From Start to Finish: The Data Layer

dotNetDave Rocks the Philly Code Camp

For the first time I will speaking at the Philly Code Camp on November 16th - 17th! I'm excited to come to the area to do the sessions and workshop below. I have not been to Philadelphia, PA since I was a little kid. I was born in Delaware and plan to visit family while … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks the Philly Code Camp