Module Initializers In C# 9

Module Initializers In C# 9

.NET 5 is shaping up to be an excellent release for .NET folks, and C# developers are fortunate to get more features to help solve day to day programming problems and niche optimizations. One of the features that caught my...

Looking At System.IO.Path

Looking At System.IO.Path

As a web developer, I rarely need to deal with physical files on disk. It’s a request/response kind of life while communicating with a database engine. When working on this blog, I find myself doing more file manipulation, as I’m...

Generate QR Codes With C#

Generate QR Codes With C#

Quick Response (QR) codes are all around us, helping us quickly retrieve information on our mobile devices. QR codes are high-density barcodes that encode all kinds of information: numbers, alphanumeric, byte/binary, and even script languages like Kanji.

FormattableStringFactory and Formats

FormattableStringFactory and Formats

In this post, we’ll be looking at FormattableStringFactory, a factory type used by .NET’s compilers to create instances of FormattableString. We can find the FormattableStringFactory class under the System.Runtime.CompilerServices namespace.

Use ASP.NET With Turbolinks 5

Use ASP.NET With Turbolinks 5

The web development community has come a long way since the early days of the web. Building interactive web experiences can leave many developers in a state of paralysis. What web framework should we use? What transpiler should create my...

Add Headers To A Response In ASP.NET 5

Add Headers To A Response In ASP.NET 5

Hey folks, this is a short but crucial blog post for anyone writing custom middleware for ASP.NET. In this post, we’ll see how we can correctly add headers to an HTTP response and avoid the dreaded System.InvalidOperationException error.

Implement Kotlin's withIndex in C#

Implement Kotlin's withIndex in C#

As a JetBrains Developer Advocate, I’ve become more exposed to other languages and technology stacks. Exposure is a good thing, as it allows me to see what the .NET ecosystem does well, and notice the parts where it could improve....

Ace Switch Expressions in C# 8

Ace Switch Expressions in C# 8

C# 8 came with many new features that make distinct logic branches more apparent for both the developers writing and reading the codebase. Those features include switch expression, property patterns, and tuple patterns.

Enrich HTML With ASP.NET Razor TagHelpers

Enrich HTML With ASP.NET Razor TagHelpers

Have you ever wanted to enrich HTML server-side before reaching the client? Of course, you have! The idea of declaring behavior and then having the tedious parts handled by a framework is what most developers want.

Calculate the Moon Phase With C#

Calculate the Moon Phase With C#

Space: the final frontier. Or at least a topic all developers can enjoy. The most prominent heavenly body in the night sky is the Earth’s Moon, the only natural satellite the Earth has. The moon does many things; amongst them...