Rob Janssen

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Recommended reading for software engineers

Books allow you to delve deep into a topic, stop focusing on doing and think about your situation, your approach and effectiveness.

Big O is really Big! (PART 1)

Big O, this is really an important topic to deal with. You can barely see an interview without this topic. And this is a concept that will last for a long time in a developer’s world.


This application is intended for creating and managing X.509 certificates, certificate requests, RSA, DSA and EC private keys, Smartcards and CRLs. Everything that is needed for a CA is implemented. All CAs can sign sub-CAs recursively. These certificate chains are shown clearly.

string vs. String is not a style debate

Often I see developers debating using String vs. string as if it’s a simple style decision. No different than discussing the position of braces, tabs vs. spaces, etc … A meaningless distinction where there is no right answer, just finding a decision everyone can agree on.

GOTO 2016 • Small Is Beautiful • Kevlin Henney

This presentation was recorded at GOTO Copenhagen 2016http://gotocph.comKevlin Henney - Independent Consultant, Speaker, Writer & TrainerABSTRACTSystems get bigger, technologies reach further, practices mature, advice changes... or at least some of it does. Some guidance remains unaffected by the pa

Measure All The Things with App Metrics - Mark Rendle

App Metrics is an open-source and cross-platform .NET library used to record metrics within an application.In this talk I'll show you how easy it is to add App Metrics to an ASP.NET Core application, and how much good stuff you get for just a few lines of setup code. I'll also talk more generally ab

Securing Web Applications and APIs with ASP.NET Core 2.2 and 3.0 - Dominick Baier

ASP.NET Core and MVC is a mature and modern platform to build secure web applications and APIs for a while now. Starting with version 2.2, Microsoft makes big investments in the areas of standards-based authentication, single sign-on and API security by including the popular open source project Iden

Let's Talk HTTP in .NET Core - Steve Gordon

In the world of microservices (yes, there's that buzzword again!) and distributed systems, we often find ourselves communicating over HTTP. What seems like a simple requirement can quickly become complicated! Networks aren't reliable and services fail. Dealing with those inevitable facts and avoidin

When "Zoë" !== "Zoë". Or why you need to normalize Unicode strings

This is not another one of JavaScript’s oddities, and I could have shown you the very same result with code in almost every other programming language, including Python, Go, and even shell scripts.

A gentle introduction to multithreading

Modern computers have the ability to perform multiple operations at the same time. Supported by hardware advancements and smarter operating systems, this feature makes your programs run faster, both in terms of speed of execution and responsiveness.

This Read-It-Later-list is just that, bookmarks of stuff I intend to read or have read. I do not necessarily agree with opinions or statements in the bookmarked articles.

This list is compiled from my Pocket list.