Visual Studio for Mac

Visual Studio for Mac

Visual Studio may be Microsoft’s best product. I have always been impressed with it, especially compared to other IDEs. I have become a fan of JetBrains Rider in the last few years. It is a pretty impressive editor too. In some ways, it does a better job than...
.NET 7 Has Arrived

.NET 7 Has Arrived

.NET 7 is out, and it is a pretty significant upgrade. Performance, ASP.NET, MAUI, and C# 11 are some of the new features. Microsoft continues to improve the performance improvements of .NET. As I have discussed in a previous blog post, Microsoft has needed to improve...
Quick Look – Luxon

Quick Look – Luxon

In JavaScript projects, we have been using MomentJS for a lot of the date math that happens in much of the business software we write. The MomentJS team is pushing for Luxon as the replacement. To get started with Luxon, you need to install it with npm. npm install...
Getting Started with Passport

Getting Started with Passport

An advantage of NodeJS is that there is a ton of available software. Probably more software libraries are available for NodeJS than any platform. One of those libraries is Passport, which can be used to handle authentication. Getting Passport set up and running...
DynamoDB Streams

DynamoDB Streams

AWS’s DynamoDB is a managed NoSQL data store (non-relational data store). Often, we will want some sort of audit or logging of who is changing data. This can be done using DynamoDB streams. DynamoDB Stream will send all changes to a Lambda function we write....

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