.NET Core 2.1 Preview 1 is out with lots of performance benefits.
Last week was the 25th anniversary of Visual C++. Rico Mariani, who worked at Microsoft back in the day, shares a history of Visual Studio to mark the occasion.
Entity Framework Core continues to make progress towards catching up with the original Entity Framework. First up is support for views. As surprising as it sounds, prior to the upcoming EF Core 2.1, database views were not officially supported nor were the rare table without a primary key.
With the introduction of
HttpClientFactory in .NET Core 2.1, some of issues have been mitigated. The fundamental problem with
HttpClient is that it looks like a per-call resource that should be disposed immediately after use. In actuality, it is meant to be created once per destination server and kept for the life of the application. Except when it’s not, such as when needing to clear the DNS cache.