A History of Microsoft .NET, Part 10: Core 3.0/3.1

A History of Microsoft .NET, Part 10: Core 3.0/3.1

If .NET Core 2 was the first real version of .NET Core, then 3.0/3.1 took something usable and made it solid. With their latest version, Microsoft went from “good enough” to something enjoyable to use. .NET 3.0/3.1 closed a lot of the gaps left between .NET Framework...
A History of Microsoft .NET, Part 9: Core 2.0/2.1

A History of Microsoft .NET, Part 9: Core 2.0/2.1

The release of .NET Core 2 was the first “real” version of .NET Core. The previous version (.NET Core 1) really wasn’t ready for primetime. But .NET Core 2 was a solid product. And in many ways, it was better than .NET Framework. First off, .NET Core 2 had all that...
A History of Microsoft .NET, Part 8: .NET Core

A History of Microsoft .NET, Part 8: .NET Core

Microsoft created the .NET Framework for many of us to write better software that ran on Windows. I’ve spent a good portion of my time developing with .NET Framework code, writing code that ran in web browsers. So ironically, the code did run on a variety of...
Relax, It’s CouchDB

Relax, It’s CouchDB

CouchDB is a NoSQL database solution, which means it supports persistence of data. But you don’t have to spend a lot of time designing the relational structure upfront. This makes starting development with a NoSQL system easier than typical SQL databases because...

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