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Architecting enterprise applications before .NET Core

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An excerpt from my new book: .NET Core in Action Early in my career, I worked for a car insurance company. Its developers were attempting to improve the efficiency of claims adjusters. When you get into a car accident, a representative of the insurance company - a claims adjuster - will sometimes go directly to the scene of the accident and assess the damage. The adjuster collects information, usually on paper, then heads back to the office where the data can be entered into an application on a desktop or laptop computer. Read More...

Checking contents of ServiceBus brokered messages

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This post is for those using ServiceBus who would like to see the contents of a BrokeredMessage from a live debug session or dump file. I assume you already know how to use windbg. Open the dump file in windbg and load SOS. Then execute the following command: !dumpheap -type BrokeredMessage -stat What you’re looking for is this: MT Count TotalSize Class Name 000007fe98f5c6a0 150 45600 Microsoft.ServiceBus.Messaging.BrokeredMessage That gives you the MT for BrokeredMessage. Read More...

Why choose .NET Core?

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An excerpt from my new book: .NET Core in Action Learning a new development framework is a big investment. You need to learn how to write, build, test, deploy, and maintain applications in the new framework. For developers, there are many frameworks to choose from, and it’s difficult to know which is the best for the job. What makes .NET Core worth the investment? To answer this question, it helps to know where you’re starting from. Read More...


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