Logging information in .NET, or really in any production application, is invaluable. In many cases, developers don’t have direct access to the production environment to debug issues. Good quality logs are the difference between solving problems like Sherlock Holmes and stumbling upon solutions like Inspector Jacques Clouseau. As you can imagine, we’re pretty big on logging here at Stackify, and we’ve written quite a few other blog posts on .NET logging frameworks. I’d encourage you to try out the search and read a few of our previous articles.
Use this tool to make your ASP.NET Core API and front-end app play nice.
What’s the deal with async and awaitin C#? Why should a .Net developer in 2018 need to know what it is and how to use it?
Azure is a big cloud with lots of services, and for even the most experienced user it can be intimidating to know which service will best meet your needs. This blog post is intended to provide a short overview of the most common concepts and services .NET developers need get started and provide resources to help you learn more.
We’re making a big investment in routing starting in 2.2 to make it interoperate more seamlessly with middleware. For 2.2 this will start with us making a few changes to the routing model, and adding some minor features. In 3.0 the plan is to introduce a model where routing and middleware operate together naturally. This post will focus on the 2.2 improvements, we’ll discuss 3.0 a bit further in the future.
Log4View is a powerful and comfortable viewer for log4net, NLog, log4j and log4xx
Log4View Community Edition is free to use.
Log4View comes in three different editions:
- Log4View Professional Edition is the most complete edition of Log4View. It can handle up to 255 different log sources simultaneously, can read input from databases and visualizes log messages as text and chart.
- Log4View Trial Edition has the same features as Log4View Proferssional Edition but expires 30 days after installation. After expiration, the Trial Edition continues working as Community Edition.
- Log4View Community Edition is limited to one log source, has no access to databases and can’t visualize log messages as chart. Log4View Community Edition is free for personal, non commercial use.
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Guard is a fluent argument validation library that is intuitive, fast and extensible.
The Over Designer Have you ever encountered an over designer? An over designer is a software developer that had some life changing event and became obsessed about architecture. The result being, obsessive decoupling, endless coding of Factories, creating deep (also needless) inheritence hierarchies and various use of design patterns for no good reason.
So I’m writing to you, my past coding self, to get you up to speed on something important: The Shell. The future me is (moderately) wiser and wants to help. I wrote a similar guide for Git Rebasing that you (and others) found helpful. My post this time is broader, lays the groundwork for learning and understanding more about the Shell and why it matters.