Continuous integration for .NET applications

.NET is a popular open source, cross-platform development framework for building fast and scalable full-stack applications for the web, desktop, mobile, and the cloud. This flexibility makes.NET a leading platform for developing enterprise web applications and makes.NET development one of the most in-demand skills on the market.


Automating the deployment of ASP.NET Core applications to Heroku

Known for its cross-platform compatibility and elegant structure, ASP.NET Core is an open-source framework created by Microsoft for building modern web applications. With it, development teams can build monolithic web applications and RESTful APIs of any size and complexity. Thanks to CircleCI’s improved infrastructure and support for Windows platforms and technology, setting up an automated deployment process for an ASP.NET Core application has become even easier.


Tutorial: Build Serverless functions with C#

The world of cloud computing has been revolutionized by a solution called serverless computing. It has been an absolute joy for developers to use. Before this innovation, developers had to worry about the resources powering their code. Since the launch of serverless computing, the developer’s focus on operating-system and hardware architecture is now a thing of the past. It handles all the server management while focusing on what you do well — writing good quality code.


An overview of key .NET 6 features

.NET 6 is finally here, giving us a new long term stable version of.NET Core. .NET 6 succeeds.NET 5, which was generally seen as a “skip version” by most of us, getting limited use compared to.NET Core 3.1. With this release, we get updates to both the runtime and the C# language. In this post, we’re taking a closer look at what we see as three of the most useful.NET 6 features.


Instrumentation for C# .NET Apps with OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry is the recommended path today for instrumenting applications with tracing in a standard, vendor-agnostic and future-proof way. In fact, OpenTelemetry (nicknamed OTEL) encompasses all three pillars of observability: tracing, metrics, and logs. The tracing element of the specification is now stable with the rest following. This is innovative stuff! You can read more on OpenTelemetry and the current release state on this guide.


A look at the upcoming improvements to LINQ in .NET 6

When .NET Framework 3.5 was released back in 2007 it included a new feature known as Language Integrated Query, or LINQ for short. LINQ allows .NET developers to write efficient C# code using arrow functions to query collections of objects or even databases using libraries like Entity Framework Core. Like all things with .NET, LINQ continues to evolve over time. The upcoming release of .NET 6 brings a number of really interesting features, including a suite of new LINQ capabilities.


Deploy ASP.NET Core applications to Azure App Service

The ASP.NET Core framework provides cross-platform support for web development, giving you greater control over how you build and deploy your.NET applications. With the ability to run.NET applications on more platforms, you need to ensure that you have visibility into application performance, regardless of where your applications are hosted. In previous posts, we looked at instrumenting and monitoring a.NET application deployed via Docker and AWS Fargate.


Getting Started with C# and InfluxDB

This post was written by James Hickey. Scroll below for full bio and picture following this article. Time series databases (TSDBs) can transform the way you handle streams of data in real time or IoT applications. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set one up in a C# application. Relational databases have their place. They’re great at things like data normalization, avoiding duplication, indexing over specific data points (like columns), and handling atomic changes to the schema.