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 18#

Optimizing ASP.NET Core Docker Image sizes (Article)

Scott Hanselman

“There is a great post from Steve Laster in 2016 about optimizing ASP.NET Docker Image sizes. Since then Docker has added multi-stage build files so you can do more in one Dockerfile…which feels like one step even though it’s not.” (…)

Importing JSON Data from Web Services and Applications into SQL Server (Article)

Phil Factor

“To support many applications, it makes sense for the database to work with JSON data, because it is the built-in way for a JavaScript or TypeScript application to represent object data. It can mean less network traffic, looser coupling, and less need for the application developer to require full access to the base tables of the database. ” (…)

Kubernetes: Up and Running: Dive into the Future of Infrastructure (Book)

John Sonmez

“Legend has it that Google deploys over two billion application containers a week. How’s that possible? Google revealed the secret through a project called Kubernetes, an open source cluster orchestrator (based on its internal Borg system) that radically simplifies the task of building, deploying, and maintaining scalable distributed systems in the cloud.”(…)

Kubernetes Webinar Series – Kubernetes Architecture 101 (Video)

Janakiram & Associates

“Join us to learn the concepts and terminology of Kubernetes such as Nodes, Labels, Pods, Replication Controllers, Services. After taking a closer look at the Kubernetes master and the nodes, we will walk you through the process of building, deploying, and scaling microservices applications. Each attendee gets $100 credit to start using Google Container Engine. ” (…)

Git Source Control for Everyone with Dmitry Lyalin and Ed Thomson (Podcast)

.NET Rocks

“Git for everyone! While at Ignite in Orlando, Carl and Richard talked to Ed Thomson and Dmitry Lyalin about the latest updates to Visual Studio Team Services that includes deep integration with Git – not just GitHub, but Git the repository technology.” (…)

Dafny (Github)


“Dafny is a programming language with a program verifier. As you type in your program, the verifier constantly looks over your shoulders and flags any errors. ” (…)

Edition 14#

SoundCloud’s Data Science Process (Article)

Josh Devins

” Here at SoundCloud, we’ve been working on helping our Data Scientists be more effective, happy, and productive. ” (…)

Why SQL is beating NoSQL, and what this means for the future of data (Article)

Ajay Kulkarni

“After years of being left for dead, SQL today is making a comeback. How come? And what effect will this have on the data community?”(…)

Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done (Book)

Jon Acuff 

” Year after year, readers pulled me aside at events and said, “I’ve never had a problem starting. I’ve started a million things, but I never finish them. Why can’t I finish?”(…)

Using Stuntman With ASP.NET MVC (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.” (…)

William Straub on Recruiting (Podcast)


Stuntman (Github)


Stuntman is a library for impersonating users during development leveraging .NET Claims Identity. Used primarily in web environments like ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Forms, and OWIN applications that serve HTML.” (…)

Edition 11#

Announcing the .NET Framework 4.7.1 (Article)

Preeti Krishna

” Today, we are announcing the release of the .NET Framework 4.7.1. It’s included in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. .NET Framework 4.7.1 is also available on Windows 7+ and Windows Server 2008 R2+. We’ve added support for targeting the .NET Framework 4.7.1 in Visual Studio 2017 15.5. ” (…)

An Introduction to Caching: How and Why We Do It (Article)

Arun Tawara

” When it comes to caching, what was once a nice-to-have it now a must-have. Check out this detailed article to learn everything you need to know about caching!”(…)

Head First Design Patterns: A Brain-Friendly Guide (Book)

Eric Freeman, Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra, Elisabeth Robson 

” At any given moment, someone struggles with the same software design problems you have. And, chances are, someone else has already solved your problem.”(…)

AWS re:Invent 2016: Getting Started with Amazon Aurora (DAT203) (Video)

Amazon Web Services

” Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible relational database engine with the speed, reliability, and availability of high-end commercial databases at one-tenth the cost. This session introduces you to Amazon Aurora, explores the capabilities and features of Aurora, explains common use cases, and helps you get started with Aurora” (…)

Virtualization, Data Science and More (Podcast)

SQL Server Radio

” In this show, we talk about:
How to tell if you have a CPU problem in a virtualized environment, SQL Server setup tips, Guy’s experience from his data science course, How we change over time, More productivity tips “(…)

Blazor (Github)


An experimental web UI framework using C#/Razor and HTML, running client-side via WebAssembly” (…)