Rob Janssen

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Implementing a Lock-Free Snowflake ID Generator

As a warning: I am by no means a lock-free programming expert. I did this exercise to learn more about lock-free techniques. The code I wrote may contain rookie mistakes leading to subtle bugs. If you can see any, please let me know!

Simulate Arduino, ESP32, Pi Pico, STM32, And ATtiny with Wokwi

When I listened to The Amp Hour, episode #599, I was astonished by the project and its creator, Uri. He built a simulator for all kinds of MCUs and electronic parts. This project is so cutting-edge that I cannot believe only one young guy was able to create it. And because it is useful and fun, I in

Learn everything about the DS3231-SN Real Time Clock | Use without Arduino Library

The DS3231-SN is a very useful and precise Real Time Clock (RTC). It comes in handy for all your projects in need of accurate timekeeping. Learn how to use the DS3231 on your Arduino (or any other microcontroller) without the use of extra RTC libraries! This way you can customize as you like and sa

Goodbye, Clean Code

It was a late evening. My colleague has just checked in the code that they’ve been writing all week. We were working on a graphics editor canvas, and they implemented the ability to resize shapes like rectangles and ovals by dragging small handles at their edges.

ConfigureAwait in .NET 8

I don’t often write “what’s new in .NET” posts, but .NET 8.0 has an interesting addition that I haven’t seen a lot of people talk about. ConfigureAwait is getting a pretty good overhaul/enhancement; let’s take a look!

Before you try to do something, make sure you can do nothing

When building a new thing, a good first step is to build a thing that does nothing. That way, you at least know you are starting from a good place. If I’m building a component that performs an action, I’ll probably do it in these steps:

Debian 12 bookworm released

After 1 year, 9 months, and 28 days of development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 12 (code name bookworm). This release contains over 11,089 new packages for a total count of 64,419 packages, while over 6,296 packages have been removed as obsolete.

Tim Deschryver

We as developers can make a lot of code work. But, does this mean we're doing it the "right way"? Sometimes it will be, other times there's a better way. And when there's a better way we're often not even aware of it. There are many reasons for this.

Adding JWT Authentication & Authorization in ASP.NET Core

Check out my courses: Become a Patreon and get source code access: Hello, everybody, I'm Nick, and in this video, I will show you how to get started with JWT Authentication and Authorization in your ASP.NET Core applications and APIs. Vid

Password strength explained

The conclusion of my blog posts on the LastPass breach and on Bitwarden’s design flaws is invariably: a strong master password is important. This is especially the case if you are a target somebody would throw considerable resources at.

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