An Inquisitive Developer
The explorations of a full stack developer in a modern world. Here you will find some tutorials, discussions, and introductions into the world of modern full stack software development.
April 10, 2021 by Chad
There's many ways to deploy pending Entity Framework 6 (EF6) migrations, especially for multi-tenanted production scenarios. In this post, I'll demonstrate a strategy to efficiently apply pending migrations using a .NET 5 console app.
May 04, 2020 by Chad
January 16, 2020 by Chad
Sometimes there are cases where we want to throw a specific exception in our code. When you are writing your tests, how do you account for this? In this article I will work through examples of how to unit test C# code that's expected to throw exceptions.
January 12, 2020 by Chad
Unit testing your C# code has truly never been easier. Today I will introduce how to get up and running and unit testing your C# code in only a matter of seconds with one of the latest testing technologies, xUnit, using a Test Driven Development (TDD) approach.
December 22, 2019 by Chad
If you're looking for a simple, yet powerful object relational mapper (ORM) in your .NET applications, consider using Dapper, a lightning fast, lightweight "micro" ORM from the folks that made StackOverflow.
December 14, 2019 by Chad
Hi folks, today's article is all about speeding up a website. I will explore using Google PageSpeed Insights, a free website performance testing utility, to identify possible performance issues on my website and see if I can correct them in order to give my users the best and fastest browsing experience possible.
December 02, 2019 by Chad
Entity Framework (EF) Core was a complete rewrite from the tried and tested EF6. One of the most touted benefits EF Core has over EF6 is improved performance. Using real benchmarks, I will use worked examples to demonstrate whether Entity Framework 6 or Entity Framework Core performs the best.
August 31, 2019 by Chad
Sometimes as developers we’re faced with making a certain piece of code perform faster. We often need to decide which piece of code performs the best. Benchmarking provides us concrete measurements between different pieces of code, so we can make verifiably correct decisions based on performance. In this post, I’ll introduce the BenchmarkDotNet library. This library simplifies the process of benchmarking our .NET code, and provides a bunch of cool features out of the box.
July 20, 2019 by Chad
I hear it all the time: Entity Framework is slow, Entity Framework can't handle this kind of volume, We need to rip out Entity Framework for regular SQL. In some cases this is necessary, but let me demonstrate a few easy ways to make sure you're eeking the most performance out of your Entity Framework queries.