Unlock Faster Performance: Advanced Caching Tactics for .NET Core

In software development performance optimization is a crucial topic that cannot be undermined. One of the most effective ways to improve the performance is caching. However, caching is a double edged sword we need to very careful about when and how to use caching. So, we need to use right strategy in right place. Caching can be implemented at different levels, including memory, network, and CDN (Content Delivery Network) levels. Each level has a unique purpose and is suitable for different use cases. In this post, we will focus on memory-level caching which is simply storing the data in the…

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Containerizing a .NET Application with Docker – Step by Step Guide

Docker is a powerful tool that allows developers to package applications into containers. These containers can run on any system that has Docker installed, making it easier to deploy and run applications consistently across different environments. Containers are like lightweight, portable packages for your application, including everything it needs to run: code, runtime, libraries, and settings. I assume that you have already know what Docker is and also you have .NET and Docker installed on your machine. Don't worry, just download and then next + next. For more details and official documentation, you can visit Docker's official website and for…

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D Programming Language: A Hidden Gem

D is an interesting language. For some reason, I have an emotional connection with this language and I believe that it is the subject of the biggest unfairness story in the history of software development. To me, it is the best programming language in the market for the reasons I am going to state below. However, this language is underestimated, underrated, and despised in the programming circles because it doesn't have a strong backer. In this article I want to talk about, and give some credit to D, an underrated sibling of C++, Java and C#. The D programming language…

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PHP: The All Times Survivor

Whenever a major improvement happens in web technology, whenever a new framework or a language is introduced in the web development market, PHP's death is declared immediately. I have been witnessing a recent popular belief that PHP is nearing its end due to NodeJS becoming the new "darling" of the developer community. To me, this belief is a naive statement comes from lack of knowledge on the history of programming languages since the story of PHP is the greatest survival story of the entire computer science history. Over the years, many people have declared the death of PHP against a…

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Remote Caching in Scaled-Out Cloud Applications: A Case Study with Redis, C# and Python

A few weeks ago, we were discussing a problem with my team mates and a colleague raised a question about a very basic distributed remote caching problem which was about an application scaled out across multiple instances, managing how data is cached can become a significant challenge. Let me take the shortcut and directly jump into the problem. Consider a scenario where you have multiple instances doing the same job and you need to cache the result of a function which takes about 30 seconds. This function's result needs to be cached to avoid redundant executions across different instances. The…

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Using SignalR with Angular

In a previous blog post, we discussed how to create real-time web applications using SignalR and React. If you have already gone through that, you would know the magic of SignalR in pushing instant updates, allowing users to receive data in real-time. In this post, we're going to apply the same concept but with Angular. Setting Up the Server with SignalR Just as a quick refresher, SignalR provides an easy method to communicate between the server and the client in real-time. We start by installing the appropriate NuGet package: Install-Package Microsoft.AspNet.SignalR The hub, as described before, acts as the communication…

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Rust: A Modern Time Challenger to C++

For developers of my generation, C++ was the go-to language. It was everywhere, especially when you needed to write code that is fast, efficient and object oriented. C++ gave us the control we need to use every bit of performance and also extendable language to adapt modern programming techniques. We didn't really think that one day there would be another language that could ever challenge C++ in what it did best. To me, C++ is still the king of all programming languages. However, Rust is not a rival to undermine. In this blog post we will see some details about…

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Go Language: A Modern Take on System Programming

Today, I want to talk about a new generation language which gains ground among developers. Go also popularly known as Golang, an open-source programming language created at Google by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson in 2007. It was specifically designed to improve programming productivity in the era of multicore processors, networked systems, and massive computation clusters. Go's syntax is quite simple. It has a blood from C as C++, Java, C# etc. but they removed semi-columns as opposed to the traditional C type languages. A simple program to print "Hello, World!" in Go looks like: package main import…

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Using SignalR with React

Recently, I had the opportunity to work on a project where React and SignalR were integrated. This experience was quite insightful, and I am eager to share my learnings about this effective combination. SignalR is a library provided by Microsoft, designed to add real-time functionality to web applications. This means that applications can automatically push content to connected clients without them requesting it. Imagine a chat app where messages pop up instantly, or a stock monitoring tool where data refreshes in real time SignalR would be a good choice. Combining SignalR with React offers a dynamic platform for real-time web…

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Two-Way Data Binding in Angular: Its Pros and Cons

Two-way data binding is one of the most distinctive features of Angular but what does it require, and what are the benefits and drawbacks associated with it? Let's dive into it. When you hear "two-way data binding", picture a bridge with traffic flowing in both directions. In an Angular application, this means that any changes to the model are instantly reflected in the view and vice versa. This can be a game-changer as it reduces the amount of boilerplate code developers have to write to maintain synchronization between the UI and data. For instance, consider a simple example where we…

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