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MAR
28
Using NodaTime with Dapper
Dave Paquette
After my recent misadventures attempting to use Noda Time with Entity Framework Core, I decided to see what it would take to use Dapper in a the same scenario.
MAR
26
Using Noda Time with Entity Framework Core
Dave Paquette
Noda Time is a fantastic date/time library for .NET. I started using it recently and it really simplified the logic around handling dates. Unfortunately, I ran in to some problems with using Noda Time together with Entity Framework Core.
MAR
20
Optimistic Concurrency Tracking with Dapper and SQL Server
Dave Paquette
This is a part of a series of blog posts on data access with Dapper. In today's post, we explore optimistic checks to ensure 2 users can't accidentally overwrite each other's updates to a particular row of data.
FEB
18
Durable Functions Analyzer
Simon Timms
When it was announced the Roslyn would become the default compiler for C# in Visual Studio I was super excited. I felt like it would generate all sorts of domain specific languages, custom flavors of C#, tons of custom error providers. So here we are 5 years later and almost none of it has come to pass. Why not?
FEB
15
Durable Azure Functions vs. NServiceBus Sagas
Simon Timms
I've been on a bit of an Azure Functions kick over the last little while. I've blogged a bunch on Durable Functions and deployed a bunch more. When you're as old as me then you tend to draw comparisons between new technologies and existing ones. For instance I'm constantly telling people about how web pages are a lot like the cave paintings I use to do in my youth. The Twitter Exchange The technology that draws the closest comparison I've seen to Durable Functions are NServiceBus Sagas. A few weeks ago I tweeted out wondering if any body had done a comparison. The good folks at Particular stepped up and answered.

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