The Visual Studio Experience for C# in VS Code

The Visual Studio Experience with C# in VS Code

Adam Costenbader .NET, C#, Development Technologies Leave a Comment

There is no doubt that VS Code is one of the most popular development IDEs around these days. With clean layouts and a broad library of extensions that cater to an amazing list of development languages, it’s easy to imagine why it’s so popular. However, when it came to C# development, there were comforts that could be found in Visual Studio but not in VS Code. That is until recently…

This year, Microsoft released an extension for VS Code that helps bring those missing comforts of developing C# in Visual Studio to VS Code: the C# Dev Kit extension, which is approaching 1 million downloads with active updates. If you are an API and UI developer looking to stay in a single IDE, or maybe a Linux developer who is not able to install Visual Studio, this should excite you.

In this post, we’ll walk through some of the features that this extension brings to VS Code.

Temporal .NET SDK and Workflows for Enterprise Apps

Temporal.IO and Workflows in Enterprise Applications

Zach Gardner .NET, Architecture, Development Technologies, Microservices Leave a Comment

In every software application I’ve ever worked on, no matter the industry or maturity of the team or number of weeks in a sprint, there have been three questions that always come up: What is the best way to center a


? Should we use tabs or spaces? How should we implement complex workflows?

It was with that third question in mind that I stumbled upon a link in HackerNews a few weeks back on announcing that its .NET SDK is now in alpha.

If you aren’t in the know, Temporal is a library that lets you describe workflows as code. It’s available in multiple languages, but the Python flavor is the most popular.

So, I took a leap of faith, tried out the Temporal .NET SDK, and decided to recap my thoughts for you all as a blog. I’ll walk through, at a high level, what the Temporal approach is, the implications of workflows at the different zones of enterprise architecture, and where I see Temporal being useful in a large organization’s software strategy.

Blazor Server in .NET 6 - Part 5 HttpClient

Blazor Server in .NET 6 – Part Five

Ryan Flachman .NET, Blazor, Blazor Server in .NET 6 Series, C#, Development Technologies, Tutorial Leave a Comment

In the final part of the Blazor Server in .NET 6 blog series, we covered how to use data binding and dropdowns with lists and enums. This included a short introduction to setting up an HttpService, making a get call to the API, and viewing the results as a string. For further clarity, I also included a demonstration on how to add an HttpService that uses the built-in .NET HttpClient class to make calls to the D&D 5e API!

Finally, I presented a way to add a dropdown with the available race options that our character can choose from. That concludes my five-part educational series on Blazor Server in .NET 6. I hope you enjoyed it, and learned a little something you can take with you. Thanks for tuning in!

Blazor Server in .NET 6 - Part Four - Blazor Components

Blazor Server in .NET 6 – Part Four

Ryan Flachman .NET, Blazor, Blazor Server in .NET 6 Series, C#, Development Technologies, Tutorial Leave a Comment

In Part 4 of the Keyhole Blazor Server in .NET 6 series, we covered adding events in our Blazor components. In sum, I demonstrated how to add a service that contains the events that components can listen to with methods to notify when to invoke our events.

After that, we added that service to the BaseComponent. The section is complete with adding the new character to our list of current characters in storage in order to notify all listening components of this event.

I hope you’re enjoying working with Blazor as much as I do so far. See you in part 5, the final part of the blog series, for how to use dropdowns and data binding using both lists and enums!

Blazor Server in .NET 6 - Part 3 - Radzen Blazor

Blazor Server in .NET 6 – Part Three

Ryan Flachman .NET, Blazor, Blazor Server in .NET 6 Series, C#, Development Technologies, Tutorial Leave a Comment

In part 3 of the Keyhole Blazor Server in .NET 6 series, we installed a free component library called Radzen.Blazer, updated the CharacterInfo component to easily display a Create Character modal, and added the RadzenDialog as a way to standardize our dialog with an easy-to-use component. In the next blog, we will be adding events in our blazor components. See you in part 4!