How to implement Producer/Consumer with System.Threading.Channels

What’s this “Producer/Consumer” thing? It’s around us, everywhere. Every time you see some kind of workflow with multiple serial steps, that’s an example. A production line in a car factory, a fast-food kitchen, even the postal service. So why do we care about it? Well that’s easy: in almost every piece of software we write […]

Back to the ’74 with a 8080 emulator – part 3: running on OSX

This is probably going to be one of my shortest posts. Just a quick update on the 8080 emulator I started writing a while ago. When I started the project I was working on a Windows machine. These days however I went back to my lovely Macbook pro. I still prefer using Visual Studio on […]

Improving microservices reliability – part 2: Outbox Pattern

Welcome back to the second part of the Series. Today we’ll talk about the Outbox Pattern. Just to recap, last time we discussed how the 2-Phase-Commit technique can help us with distributed transactions. However, it may lead to unwanted side effects and performance issues. So is there any other approach we could take? Personally I’m […]

Consuming message queues using .net core background workers – part 3: the code, finally

And here we go with the another part of this Series! This time we’re going to take a look at the code and see how a microservice can consume messages from a queue using a background worker. Last time I introduced Background Workers and some possible use cases. The possibilities are limitless and today we’re […]

Let’s do some DDD with Entity Framework Core 3 – part 3: better Value Objects

Here we go with the last article of the series. Last time we started digging into the code for Example 1 and saw how we can model an initial version of our Domain. Let’s see now what’s primitive obsession and how to avoid it. Took me a little bit to write this one. I got […]

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