Do you know that index management is under your responsibility and you need to pay attention to how fragmented they are? If you are reading this post, probably you know that (I hope that you didn't find it in the hard way).
Azure SQL Database takes care of a lot of maintenance tasks, but keeping your Indexes healthy isn't one of them.
Indexes get fragmented and fragmented indexes is a performance killer. The good news is that I can help you dealing with that.
Have you taken a look into Cake Build?! It's awesome, isn't it?
Probably you are already convinced, but you are having trouble convincing your boss that it's worth to give him a chance.
To help you I give you here five compelling reasons they can't argue with.
You can find here the slides and demos that have been used, as well as some references related to the theme.
Topshelf is an amazing framework that let you easily host and build Windows services.
Topshelf is really extensible, but recently I struggled to find how to configure a custom argument to the service.
This post is simple tip to help you create custom arguments to a Topshelf service and use it in the command line.
This is simple tip to help you create Web Deployment Packages with Cake.
Esta semana tive a oportunidade de falar um pouco sobre a minha experiência com CQRS na Comunidade NetPonto.
Se não tiveste a oportunidade de assistir, coloco aqui os slides, o vídeo da sessão, bem como algumas referências sobre o tema.
In the early days of Azure WebJobs use Dependency Injection was a little bit tricky because the Triggered methods were only static methods.
Since the WebJobs SDK 1.0.1 you are no longer limited to static methods and that can change how you approach Dependency Injection on WebJobs.
In this blog post I will show how you can use Unity to inject dependencies into your WebJobs.
Say hello to the new Scripting Language: C#!
Why this is awesome?! If you are familiar with the capabilities that VBA brings the Office users and how many "Excel VBA Programming" books were sold to non developers, you will understand why. And it's open source!!!
How do you feel after reading a few articles about CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation)? Confused?!
The good news is that's not your problem.
CQRS is a simple concept, but usually is presented side by side with other patterns creating the perception that CQRS requires a ton of elements to work.
This post pretends to demonstrate that CQRS can be a simple concept that can evolve according to your needs.
When you want to send emails from .net applications how do you do it?
Do you create an instance of StringBuilder and start adding texts?!
And when you want to format the body as HTML? How do you do it?! A bigger string?!
And if you could write your templates as plain text and still be capable to inject values like names, dates or other values?
The good news is that you can and you have a good old friend to help you: T4 Templates.
Let's see how to do it.