LINQ Improvements in C# 10

Adam Wright C#, Development Technologies, Programming Leave a Comment

C# 10 was released in November of 2021, and it came with a host of new features. Some of the features that you may have heard of include file-scoped namespaces, global usings, target-type new expressions, record improvements, and many more. Several new extension methods have been added to LINQ as well including MaxBy, MinBy, DistinctBy, IntersectBy, ExceptBy, and UnionBy.

In this post, we will take a look at the aforementioned new C# 10 features and how they work.

Configuring Hangfire’s BackGround Method for .NET Core Applications

Bernardo Leite .NET, .NET Core, C#, Tutorial Leave a Comment

In this article, we will go over how to install the Hangfire NuGet package within the NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. Then, we’ll walk through how to configure it within the .NET Core framework using Service Fabric. Lastly, we’ll learn how to use the BackgroundJob.Enqueue method in order to schedule a background task to be performed and at the same time not disturb the flow of your code.

Azure Continuous Integration

Joe Sciara .NET, Azure, Cloud, DevOps Leave a Comment

In this post, we will set up continuous deployment using Azure’s Deployment Center. Continuous Deployment is used to shorten the release cycle and quickly get code pushed to its target environment. This is especially useful when code is completed in small increments. Automated testing should be used as part of this process to produce stable code. This blog will focus on the continuous deployment.

Xamarin.Forms App Push Notifications with Azure Notification Hubs

Rukesh Shrestha .NET, Azure, Cloud, Mobile, Tutorial, Xamarin 2 Comments

Push notifications are a vital feature for today’s enterprise mobile applications. Why are they so important? They allow the business to communicate with its users without requiring the application to be in an open state.

Xamarin.Forms allows developers to create user interfaces in XAML with code behind it in C#, which then renders as native controls on iOS and Android platforms.

In this blog, we go through a step-by-step tutorial for setting up and configuring push notifications on Xamarin.Forms applications using Azure Notification Hubs. Let’s dive right in.