Back to the ’74 with a 8080 emulator – part 1

I decided to take a walk down memory lane, precisely back to ’74. I named my horse 8080, like the planet . Well, actually it’s not a horse but an emulator, my first emulator ever 🙂 It all started when I saw this article on Scott Hanselmann’s blog, about this very smart guy who’s trying […]

Entering the NDepend world

Today something unexpected happened. I got contacted by Patrick Smacchia, the creator of NDepend. He somehow found me online and offered a pro license 😀 I have never used NDepend so obviously I was very curious. In my daily job at Dell we obviously make an extensive use of static code analysis tools as part […]

Remember kids: DbContext is not threadsafe

Let me say that again: DbContext is NOT threadsafe. Not clear enough? Well, let’s make an example. Actually, I’ll show something that happened to me at work. Let me give you some context just for the sake of it, even though it’s not extremely relevant to the issue. In this project I have a CQRS-like […]

Consuming message queues using .net core background workers – part 2: background workers

In the previous article of this series we talked a bit about Message Queues. This time instead I’ll be introducing Background Workers. Just to recap, Message Queues can be used to handle asynchronous communication between services, improving resiliency and scalability. Now, suppose you have an API for handling blog posts and tags. Every post can […]

Consuming message queues using .net core background workers – part 1: message queues

In this series we’ll talk a bit about message queues with RabbitMQ and how to integrate it in a C# WebAPI application using Background Workers. It’s hard sometimes to come up with a decent title. In this case I had to sit back and take some time to decide. I had a semi-clear idea of […]

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