What I Learned About C# From Job Interviews

After going through a bunch of code interviews, here's some things I learned from coding problems that I never use in my day-to-day.

Dynamic Queries with Expressions Trees in C#

In this article, you'll see how frameworks like Entity Framework and MongoDB C# driver use expressions trees to make that conversion. And you'll see how to use expression trees yourself to build dynamic queries. Those are queries that you aren't able to create at compile time because you'll know how the query should look like only at runtime.

6 Best Practices to Keep a .NET Application's Memory Healthy

Memory problems in a big .NET application are a silent killer of sorts. Kind of like high blood pressure. You can eat junk food for a long time ignoring it until one day you face a serious problem. In the case of a .NET program, that serious problem can be high memory consumption, major performance issues, and outright crashes. In this post, you'll see how to keep our application's blood pressure at healthy levels.

Use Attributes & Middleware in ASP.NET Core for Logging, Telemetry, and Anything Else

Every once in a while you need to add telemetry, logging, or metrics. While necessary, writing this code along with the business logic feels kind of wrong. In these cases, you can utilize attributes and ASP.NET Core middleware.

How I Self-Published a Programming Book and Lived to Tell About It

About a month ago I released my first book. Besides the actual writing, there are a ton of things involved in publishing a book. There’s the book cover, editing, book formatting, publishing to a marketplace, creating a landing page, and promoting the book. I’ll tell you how I did all those things for better or worse.

Assembly Versioning and DLL Hell in C# .NET Framework: Problems and Solutions

In this article, we'll talk about what exactly is DLL Hell, how these kinds of problems can occur, and the best ways to dealing with them.

5 Productivity Tips in Visual Studio That You Should Know

If you're like me, then you're addicted to productivity tools. That's one of the reasons why I love Visual Studio—it has an endless amount of productivity tricks. This post is going to show five such tricks that help in my work every day.

Practical Debugging for .NET Developers is Available!

For almost a year now, I’ve been writing a book about debugging and problem-solving in .NET. I’m pretty upset at whoever said writing a book is just like writing a series of blog posts. That was way more work than I signed up for. But it’s over now and my book Practical Debugging for .NET Developers is available. This book is all about solving bugs. I daresay say that the ability to solve difficult problems is what differentiates great engineers from good engineers.

5 Tricks You Should Know About Visual Studio’s Immediate Window

The Immediate Window looks pretty straightforward, but it hides some cool features. In this post, I’ll show you five tricks you can use with this window that you absolutely should know if you want to debug faster.