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The .NET Generic Math Library

May 15, 2024 7 minutes read In November 2022 with the release of .NET 7, new math-related generic interfaces have been added to the .NET Base Class Library (BCL). This...
NDepend May 15, 2024

C# static abstract members

May 14, 2024 5 minutes read C# 11 proposed interface members declared as static abstract. This is useful to handle both: Polymorphism at the type level, for example when abstracting...
NDepend May 14, 2024

The .NET 7.0 IParsable<TSelf> interface

May 7, 2024 3 minutes read As I explained in the post C# 11 static abstract members, C# 11 let’s write static abstract members in an interface. This feature was...
NDepend May 7, 2024

C# Discriminated Union: What’s Driving the C# Community’s Inquiries?

May 6, 2024 6 minutes read In recent years, there has been a notable surge in inquiries from the C# community regarding language-level support for C# Discriminated Unions. What individuals...
NDepend May 6, 2024

Interview of our Team Lead Patrick Smacchia at WebsitePlanet

May 6, 2024 1 minutes read Here is an interview of our Team Lead Patrick Smacchia at WebsitePlanet, enjoy 🙂
NDepend May 6, 2024

Covariance and Contravariance in C# Explained

May 2, 2024 6 minutes read Introduction Covariance and contravariance allow more flexibility when dealing with C# class hierarchy. This article explains and demonstrates the concepts of Covariance and Contravariance...
NDepend May 2, 2024

C# DateTime Format In A Nutshell

April 29, 2024 6 minutes read This article is about C# DateTime Format, which means both: Use a pattern like "yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss" to extract and format the year, month, day,...
NDepend April 29, 2024

In the Jungle of .NET Obfuscator Tools

April 26, 2024 7 minutes read In this article, I will explain our genuine experience with various .NET Obfuscator Tools. We end up explaining that .NET Reactor is the one...
NDepend April 26, 2024

Vertical Slice Architecture in ASP.NET Core

April 26, 2024 6 minutes read The organization of code in a solution is a subject of frequent debates. Currently, two prominent approaches have garnered attention: Clean Architecture versus Vertical...
NDepend April 26, 2024

C# 12 New Features

April 26, 2024 5 minutes read C# 12 along with .NET 8 has been officially released in November 2023. Let’s explore C# 12 New Features in this post. Primary Constructors...
NDepend April 26, 2024

.NET Native AOT Explained

April 24, 2024 7 minutes read Within the realm of software development, optimizing performance and streamlining efficiency remain essential. The .NET platform has been innovating for 2 decades to provide...
NDepend April 24, 2024

Improve C# code performance with Span<T>

April 24, 2024 9 minutes read Welcome to our exploration of System.Span<T> and System.ReadOnlySpan<T>, two powerful structures introduced in C# 7.2 back in 2017. As a type-safe way to access...
NDepend April 24, 2024

.NET 8 Top 10 New Features

April 24, 2024 7 minutes read .NET 8 has been officially released in November 2023. You can download it here. Designated as an LTS (Long Term Support) version, it guarantees...
NDepend April 24, 2024

Deconstruction in C#

April 24, 2024 2 minutes read C# 7.0 introduced the deconstruction syntax. It allows developers to extract in a single expression, properties of an object or elements of a tuple...
NDepend April 24, 2024

WPF vs WinForms – Making the Right Decision in 2024

April 24, 2024 7 minutes read If you’re a developer faced with the decision of selecting between Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows Forms (WinForms) commonly referred to as WPF...
NDepend April 24, 2024

C# Index and Range Operators Explained

April 24, 2024 3 minutes read In this post, we comprehensively demystify the C# index ^ and range .. operators. The index operator ^ Let’s start with the index ^...
NDepend April 24, 2024

.slnx The New .NET Solution XML File Format

April 23, 2024 3 minutes read Visual Studio 2022 17.10 (actually in preview) will propose a new .NET solution file format with file extension .slnx. For example for this simple...
NDepend April 23, 2024

Will Visual Studio Be Migrated to .NET Core and Become Multi-Platform?

April 22, 2024 7 minutes read I came across comments on a recent Reddit post and thought it would be intriguing to analyze the DLLs of Visual Studio 2022 (version...
NDepend April 22, 2024

C# String Interpolation Explained

April 17, 2024 4 minutes read C# String Interpolation is a powerful feature that simplifies the syntax for embedding variables and expressions within strings to construct strings dynamically. String interpolation...
NDepend April 17, 2024

Clean Architecture in ASP.NET Core

April 16, 2024 9 minutes read The Clean Architecture pattern has gained significant popularity for the design and development of software applications. It emphasizes key principles to better maintain, scale,...
NDepend April 16, 2024

C# Async Await Explained

April 16, 2024 9 minutes read If your application involves I/O-bound operations like network requests, database access, or file system reads and writes, asynchronous programming is essential. Similarly, for CPU-bound...
NDepend April 16, 2024

Visual Studio vs Visual Studio Code: The Ultimate Guide (2024)

April 15, 2024 8 minutes read In the world of .NET development, two popular tools stand out: Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. Visual Studio is generally recognized as a...
NDepend April 15, 2024

Class vs Struct in C#: Making Informed Choices

April 15, 2024 9 minutes read In C# programming, choosing the right data type between classes and structs is a crucial decision that impacts application performance and design. This article presents...
NDepend April 15, 2024

C# Optional Parameters Explained

April 12, 2024 3 minutes read C# optional parameters allow methods, constructors, and indexers to be invoked without providing arguments for those optional parameters. This feature is particularly useful when...
NDepend April 12, 2024

C# Pattern Matching Explained

April 11, 2024 7 minutes read   Since the C# version 7, C# has support for pattern matching. C# pattern matching is here to simplify complex if-else statements into more...
NDepend April 11, 2024

Abstract Class vs Interface in C#

April 5, 2024 7 minutes read Abstract Class vs Interface in C# is a fundamental trade-off to master. Understanding the distinction between each option is fundamental for crafting flexible and...
NDepend April 5, 2024

Understand Directory.Build.props: Centralizing .NET Project Configurations

April 4, 2024 4 minutes read In the world of .NET development, managing project configurations and properties efficiently can significantly streamline your development process. One powerful but often underappreciated feature...
NDepend April 4, 2024

The .editorconfig files for .NET developers

March 29, 2024 4 minutes read In software development, ensuring uniform coding styles across different editors and IDEs is challenging. .editorconfig files offer a universal solution to this problem, transcending...
NDepend March 29, 2024

Reporting Roslyn Analyzers

March 26, 2024 4 minutes read Introduction Roslyn Analyzers offer significant value to .NET developers. They identify code issues and vulnerabilities and inform developers about necessary fixes directly in the...
NDepend March 26, 2024

High .NET Code Maintainability: A Case Study

February 13, 2024 8 minutes read High .NET Code Maintainability is the key to achieve both happy management and happy developers: Maintainability lets a product evolve naturally at a sustained...
NDepend February 13, 2024