We like to think that we’re hyper-rational, but when we have to choose a technology, we end up in a kind of frenzy — bouncing from one person’s Hacker News comment to another’s blog post until, in a stupor, we float helplessly toward the brightest light and lay prone in front of it, oblivious to what we were looking for in the first place. This is not how rational people make decisions, but it is how software engineers decide to use MapReduce.

HTML Email. It's such a fascinating subject, as technically it is front-end web development, but it almost feels like a bizarro alternate universe.

The Windows team recently released Windows Server 2016 and updates to Windows 10 that enable a container experience on Windows. You can now use both .NET Core and .NET Framework with Windows containers. These options give you a lot of choices in the way you build and package your .NET applications with Docker. This post describes some of those options and provides information on how to get started, even if you are completely new to Docker.

In the same time when first object-oriented languages were emerging, another concept inspired by general relativity and quantum mechanics was taking shape – actor model.

Developers generally assume always-on connectivity and design their software with that premise. But such applications crash when they can't reach the Internet or have poky connections. If you want happy users, design applications that can function remotely.

In a move with echoes of the fictional internet giant described in Dave Eggers' The Circle, Google's has begun trawling through billions of personal credit card records, matching them to your browser, location and advertising histories. For example, if you bought a TV offline, Google would match your credit card history to your ad profile (containing your GPS record and your browsing data) to "prove" to the merchant that you did, or didn't, see one of its advertisements.

It’s time to break our addiction to metrics — starting with employee engagement.

We’re constantly deploying code at Reddit. Every engineer writes code, gets it reviewed, checks it in, and rolls it out to production regularly. This happens as often as 200 times each week and a deploy usually takes fewer than 10 minutes end-to-end. The system that powers all of this has evolved over the years. Let’s take a look at how it’s changed (and how it hasn’t) over all that time.

Here's how to combine adding HandleError attributes to your ASP.NET MVC application both through Global Filters and adding them directly to your Action methods.