The secret magic behind .NET generics

The rise of artificial intelligence is triggering a paradigm shift in the field of user interface development. Thanks to the proliferation of intelligent, voice-activated assistants such as Google Home, Siri, and Alexa, users are beginning to feel that pressing numerous buttons on a screen or manually filling out forms is not only inefficient and slow, but also old-fashioned.

Let’s say you have this great idea for a new product (e.g. the next Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, because we can never have too much social, right?). To start off, you want to make a prototype or Minimum Viable Product (MVP) of this product. The goal is to build the core of the app as fast as possible so you can show it to users and get feedback and analyze usage.

ASP.NET Core 2.0 introduced a new way to build a web site, called Razor Pages. I was interested in the new Razor Pages approach, as I hoped Razor Pages would allow me to code better by following the SOLID principals – and they do.

"Dependency Injection" is a 25-dollar term for a 5-cent concept. That's not to say that it's a bad term... and it's a good tool. But the top articles on Google focus on bells and whistles at the expense of the basic concept.

In this post, I am summarizing some of the concepts that I have found essential to learn and apply when building a large scale, highly available and distributed system: the payments system that powers Uber.

Moq is, as the stats would indicate, a pretty nice codebase. But, as with just about any codebase, there’s plenty of room for improvement.