• asp.net-core
  • ASP.NET Core – RC2 Daily Builds

    Based on last week’s ASP.NET Community Stand-up, we should see RC2 released in the second half of May.  Until then, you can work with the daily builds and use VS Code for debugging by following these steps, which are based on the April 12th community stand-up: Install the .NET Core CLI Tools Run the ASP.NET Core CLI Samples Install […]

  • leadership
  • Drive

    In his book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel Pink explains that “carrot and stick” motivation tactics might work when tasks are rote and require little thought, but in the modern workplace where creativity and adaptation are often needed, those same tactics backfire and decrease performance.  To motivate people to do their best work, Drive says we need […]

  • asp.net-5
  • ASP.NET Core Caching

    ASP.NET Core comes with support for three types of caching: Local in-memory caching Distributed caching with SQL Server Distributed caching with Redis In-memory caching will have the best performance, but you will need to consider maintaining cache consistency between servers in a web farm;  ASP.NET will not do this for you.  Multiple servers can share […]

  • opinion
  • Lessons Learned

    In my twenty-plus years as a software developer, I have seen the profession change greatly, both in the technologies we use and the practices we employ.  Over the years, I’ve been involved with many projects, most successful, some not, and in this post I’ll discuss a few of the lessons I’ve learned that are broadly applicable to […]