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Practical ASP.NET Core SignalR: Scaling

In this section, I’m going to cover how to deal with scaling SignalR when in a server farm behind a load balancer. Typically to scale we would introduce a load balancer and additional instances of our application. Introducing multiple instances of our application with SignlaR behind a load balancer is a problem because SignalR keeps track of connected clients in each instance. This blog post is apart of a course that is a complete step-by-setup guide on how to build real-time web applications using ASP.NET Core SignalR. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to build real-world, scalable, production… Read More »Practical ASP.NET Core SignalR: Scaling

Azure Cosmos DB Caching Tips

I’ve started to use Azure Cosmos DB a bit more over the last couple weeks and I’m really enjoying it.  The first real world scenario that I hit was needing to implement optimistic concurrency. This led me straight into I discovered two caching optimizations you can make for better performance accessing individual documents. Caching SelfLinks If you are using the .NET SDK, each document contains a unique SelfLink property.  This is represented by the _self property in the JSON. View the code on Gist. They are guaranteed to be unique and most importantly immutable. Because the SelfLink is immutable we… Read More »Azure Cosmos DB Caching Tips

Code Reviews with Visual Studio

  Code reviews are one of the most important development practices to improves quality, reduces bugs, and knowledge sharing.   Here is how to perform Code Reviews with Visual Studio. In order to use code reviews with Visual Studio, you must be using TFVS (Team Foundation Version Control) within Visual Studio Online or Team Foundation Request Code Review Before you commit your changes, in the team explorer go to the My Work section.  Create your code review request by specifying the reviewer (who you want to perform the code review), title, area path, and description.     After submitting the code… Read More »Code Reviews with Visual Studio