Rob Janssen

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Logging with ILogger in .NET: Recommendations and best practices

This article describes recommendations and best practices for using the ILogger based logging system which has been introduced with .NET Core but is also available in all .NET Standard 2.0 supporting .NET frameworks. The logging interfaces provided by the Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.

Background tasks with hosted services in ASP.NET Core

In ASP.NET Core, background tasks can be implemented as hosted services. A hosted service is a class with background task logic that implements the IHostedService interface. This topic provides three hosted service examples: Reference the Microsoft.AspNetCore.

Correcting Common Async/Await Mistakes in .NET - Brandon Minnick

Did you know that the .NET compiler turns our async methods into classes? And that .NET adds a try/catch block to each of these classes, potentially hiding thrown exceptions? It's true!In this session, we will learn how to best use async/await in C# by analyzing how .NET compiles our async code.Join

REST vs GraphQL - What's the best kind of API?

Should you build/ use a REST API or a GraphQL API? Can you only use GraphQL with React? Time for a detailed comparison!Limited Offer! Join the Full "Node.js - The Complete Guide" Course at 90% off: Discount also available for our "React.js - The Complete Guide" Cour

Intro to VSCode for C# Developers - From Installation to Debugging

Visual Studio isn't the only C# editor that Microsoft makes. Visual Studio Code (VSCode) is a cross-platform development environment that can be used for development with most languages including C#. In this video, we are going to look at what VSCode is, how to install it, and how to use it to devel

Announcing Dapr, an open source project to make it easier for every developer to build microservice applications

It is remarkable to see the transformation over the last few years as more and more developers build scalable, cloud native applications, taking advantage of managed services to deploy and run them.

Dynamic data masking on MSSQL – DataMajor

While working on an external database I noticed something interesting, I was looking date in a transaction table, all of its values where ‘1900-01-01’. I start wondering what was happening there, until I realized that I didn’t have UNMASK database permission.

Top 10 Hidden Gems in Visual Studio - Speed Up Development Without Increasing Your Costs

Full courses: Post with Code Samples: signup: Visual Studio is much more than just a text editor. There is a ton of power built into

Creating NuGet Packages the easy way with .NET Standard in C#

NuGet packages are a way to share versioned code with the world. If you have done any development in C#, you have used NuGet packages, even if you didn't know it. Almost every template in Visual Studio is made up of NuGet packages. That allows us to create flexible applications that upgrade parts of

Logging in .NET Core 3.0 and Beyond - Configuration, Setup, and More

Did you know that .NET Core has logging built right into it? Do you know how to configure it or how it works? In this video, we are going to look at how logging works in .NET Core and how to make it even better. This video was built on .NET Core 3.0 but it will work in both older and newer versions

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