User management as a microservice

Last week there was a great post on the NGINX blog discussing how Netflix moved to microservices to decouple their overall architecture. For Netflix, the outcome of decoupling meant wins in terms of deployments, team size, architectural flexibility, and testability. It's a great read, and it shows the overall value…

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Links for 11/26/2014

.NET 5 Common C# tasks in Apple Swift Programming Language Digging Into .NET Loop Performance, Bounds-checking, Iteration, and Unrolling - CodeProject Node.js Tools for Visual Studio - Download: NTVS 1.0 RC Content negotiation in MVC 6 (or how can I just write JSON) - .NET Web Development and…

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Links for 11/24/2014

.NET Building C#/ASP.NET apps on a Mac with vNext - Programming Blog AWS AWS Public IP Address Ranges Now Available in JSON Form Amazon AppStream Update - Access Windows Apps on Chromebooks, MacBooks, Kindle Fires, and More iOS Programming SugarRecord/SugarRecord ยท GitHub Swift Substrings JavaScript Words. Best coding…

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MVVM Light: Communicating across layers with services

Last week I started working with the MVVM Light Toolkit for WPF. I've done MVVM in the past, but I've always coded the underlying setup by hand. Given I had a new project, I figured now would be a good time to try out a third-party framework. So far, I'm…

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The horror: blocking and delaying in C#

Today I had the task of creating a C# function that does two things. First, it blocks the main thread. Second, it executes on a delay. I'm not even going to begin to explain why this was the requirement, but it was. While this could be done (easily and poorly)…

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