Edition 26#

Deploying a .NET Core 2 app to a Raspberry Pi with Cake and PuTTY saved sessions (Article)

Jeremy Lindsay

“I’ve written previously about creating a .NET Core 2 template for a simple IoT application which can be deployed to the Raspberry Pi. Recently I was asked if this could be extended to use PuTTY saved sessions, which I thought was an interesting challenge.” (…)

DROP IF EXISTS In SQL Server 2016 (Article)

Suvendu Shekhar Giri

“With this very small but handy tip, we’ll check the enhancement that has been made to the DROP statement in SQL Server 2016. ” (…)

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed (Book)

Ray Rankins ,‎ Paul Bertucci ,‎ Chris Gallelli ,‎ Alex T. Silverstein

“With up-to-the-minute content, this is the industry’s most complete, useful guide to SQL Server 2012.”(…)

A tour of F# with Phillip Carter (Video)


“Phillip Carter takes us on a tour of F#, following the plan of the Tour of F# doc topic.” (…)

#84 Mark Seemann, Dependency Rejection, Part 1 (Podcast)

no dogma podcast

“Part one of a two part recording with Mark Seemann on dependency injection and rejection in F#.” (…)

Popcorn (Github)


“Popcorn is a .Net Middleware for your RESTful API that allows your consumers to request exactly as much or as little as they need, with no effort from you.” (…)

Edition 20#

Top 13 ASP.NET Core Features You Need to Know (Article)

Matt Watson

“ASP.NET is one of the most successful web application development frameworks by Microsoft. With every update, new and extended features are added that help developers deploy highly scalable and high-performance web applications.” (…)

Antipattern of the Month: Sprint Zero (Article)

Ian Mitchell

“”Sprint Zero” is a euphemism sometimes used to describe the initialization of an agile project. It can include such activities as the drafting of a Product Backlog, infrastructure set-up, architectural envisioning, and the resourcing of team members.” (…)

SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself (Book)

Ben Forta

“Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, Fourth Edition New full-color code examples help you see how SQL statements are structured Whether you’re an application developer, database administrator, web application designer, mobile app developer, or Microsoft Office users, a good working knowledge of SQL is an important part of interacting with databases.”(…)

Get Intelligent Insights for Improving Azure SQL Database Performance (Video)


“Veljko Vasic shows Seth Juarez how Azure SQL Database uses built-in intelligence to continuously monitors database usage so that it can detect disruptive events that cause poor performance. ” (…)

SQL Server DevOps with Kevin Cunnane and Eric Kang (Podcast)


“DevOps with SQL Server? Yes! While at Ignite in Orlando, Carl and Richard sat down with Kevin Cunnane and Eric Kang to talk about the latest set of tooling in SQL Server to facilitate incorporating SQL Server databases into your DevOps workflows. ” (…)

Bogus (Github)


“A simple and sane fake data generator for C#, F#, and VB.NET. Based on and ported from the famed faker.js.” (…)

Edition 16#

Azure Cache In ASP.NET Core 2.0 (Article)

Tahir Naushad

“In this article, we will learn how to use Azure Redis cache in ASP.NET Core.” (…)

GCP products described in 4 words or less (Article)

Greg Wilson

Python Data Science Handbook (Book)

Jake VanderPlas

“This website contains the full text of the Python Data Science Handbook by Jake VanderPlas; the content is available on GitHub in the form of Jupyter notebooks.”(…)

Docker Extensions for VSCode (Video / Twitter)

Burke Holland

“Check this out: @docker extension for @code can build, run, deploy and even DEBUG your @nodejs images with 0 config! ”

Sam Nasr on User Groups (Podcast)


“Sam Nasr is all about getting involved with user groups.” (…)

Deepo (Github)


“Deepo is a Docker image with a full reproducible deep learning research environment. It contains most popular deep learning frameworks: theano, tensorflow, sonnet, pytorch, keras, lasagne, mxnet, cntk, chainer, caffe, torch.” (…)

Edition 15#

Secure your ASP.NET Core 2.0 API (part 2 – restrict access to JWT bearers only) (Article)

Jon Hilton

“If you read part 1, you know now what a JWT is and how to issue one.We’ve provided a convenient way for clients to gain access to restricted areas of our API… ” (…)

Write tests. Not too many. Mostly integration. (Article)

Kent C. Dodds

“Yes, for most projects you should write automated tests. You should if you value your time anyway” (…)

Inside Windows Debugging: A Practical Guide to Debugging and Tracing Strategies in Windows (Book)

Tarik Soulami 

“Rethink your use of Windows debugging and tracing tools–and learn how to make them a key part of test-driven software development.”(…)

WTF is a Thread (Video)

Khalid Abuhakmeh

” Khalid Abuhakmeh (@buhakmeh) shows you how to use Stuntman with your ASP.NET MVC application to accelerate development around local authentication / authorization scenarios.” (…)

FitCode (Podcast)


“As a working professional model, Rian Buckley saw a problem, and started a tech company to solve it. A single code that doesn’t indicate a piece of clothing’s size, but rather its fit.” (…)

Draggable (Github)


Get complete control over drag and drop behaviour with Draggable! Draggable abstracts native browser events into a comprehensive API to create a custom drag and drop experience.” (…)

Edition 12#

ASP.NET Core Caching in Practice (Article)

Muhammad Rehan Saeed

” The Cache-Control HTTP header can be used to set how long your resource can be cached for. However, the problem with this HTTP header is that you need to be able to predict the future and know before hand when the cache will become invalid. ” (…)

C# 8 – The Shape of the Things to Come (Article)

Nikola M. Živković

” C# 8 is not scheduled anytime soon. After all, there is already work ongoing towards C# 7.2 and it looks like there are also plans for a C# 7.3. So, this revision is far down the road. Still, we can take a peek at some of the new shiny things that it will bring.”(…)

Algorithm Design Manual (Book)

Steven S Skiena 

“This expanded and updated second edition of a classic bestseller continues to take the ‘mystery’ out of designing and analyzing algorithms and their efficacy and efficiency.”(…)

How to make a Video Game in Unity – BASICS (Video)


“Get started making your first video game!” (…)

Patrick Smacchia on NDepend and Refactoring (Podcast)


“Patrick Smacchia is building NDepend to make refactoring and technical debt decisions easier. “(…)

Algorithmia (GitHub)


” Algorithm and data-structure library for .NET 3.5 and up. Algorithmia contains sophisticated algorithms and data-structures like graphs, priority queues, command, undo-redo and more. (…)

Edition 9#

Everything You Wanted To Know About Blockchains (Article)

Jack Preston

” Often over-complicated, over-mysticised, over-singularised (I don’t even know what the right word for it is, but people say The Blockchain a lot). What are they? Join me for a rough tour from the ground up and I’ll try to make sure you leave here knowing the answer to one question: ” (…)

Secure your ASP.NET Core 2.0 API (part 1 – issuing a JWT) (Article)

Jon Hilton

” There are many reasons you might choose to expose an API from your ASP.NET Core 2.0 app: supporting windows-based software, another web application, or maybe you’re building a SAAS product and want to give advanced users some mechanism to integrate with your platform. “(…)

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (Book)

Robert C. Martin 

“Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. “(…)

Get Fluent with the XAML Controls Gallery (Video)


” This app demonstrates all of the controls available in Fluent Design System and XAML. It’s the interactive companion to the Fluent Design System web site:  ” (…)

Keith Horwood on StdLib, Nodal, and Functions as a Service (Podcast)

Herding Code

“The gang talks to Keith Horwood about stdlib, nodal, and lots more! ” (…)

Nancy (Github)


” Nancy is a lightweight, low-ceremony, framework for building HTTP based services on .NET Framework/Core and Mono. The goal of the framework is to stay out of the way as much as possible and provide a super-duper-happy-path to all interactions.” (…)

Edition 8#

Increasing Application Performance with HTTP Cache Headers (Article)

Heroku Dev Center

” The modern day developer has a wide variety of techniques and technologies available to improve application performance and end-user experience. One of the most frequently overlooked technologies is that of the HTTP cache.” (…)

51 Database Terms You Need to Know (Article)

Sarah Davis

“Lots of people talk about the exponential growth of data and how soon, we’re going to have more data than we know what to do with. However, not as many people are talking about the database aspect to this — but they should be! “(…)

Digital Nomads: How to Live, Work and Play Around the World (Book)

André Gussekloo , Esther Jacobs 

“Distance is an illusion. We are lucky to live in an age where planes and communication technologies have made the world smaller than ever. There are new opportunities galore. We are at the brink of a revolution that changes the way we live, work and play. And the good news is – you can be part of it. “(…)

Head to Head: Scott Allen and Jon Skeet – Scott Hanselman (Video)

NDC Conferences

” We’re back with another Stack Overflow Question and Answer session – this time with K. Scott Allen going up against Jon Skeet. In this session, Scott Hanselman will select five questions from Stack Overflow pertaining to .NET and will send these questions to Scott and Jon a week before the talk. ” (…)

The Ethics of Tech (Podcast)

Chris Ward , Cate Lawrence

“This week Cate and Chris discuss smarter ways to hire developers, ethics in tech and more.” (…)

ASP.NET Core ETAg middleware (Github)