Roundup #45: AWS Secrets Manager, Microservices, ASP.NET Core Architect, WCF vs gRPC

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Here are the things that caught my eye this week in .NET.  I’d love to hear what you found most interesting this week.  Let me know in the comments or on Twitter.

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AWS Secrets Manager client-side caching in .NET

AWS Secrets Manager now has a client-side caching library for.NET that makes it easier to access secrets from .NET applications. This is in addition to client-side caching libraries for Java, JDBCPython, and Go. These libraries help you improve availability, reduce latency, and reduce the cost of retrieving your secrets. Secrets Manager cache library does this by serving secrets out of a local cache and eliminating frequent Secrets Manager API calls.


Microservices and more in .NET Core 3.0

Enabling developers to build resilient microservices is an important goal for .NET Core 3.0 In this episode, Shayne Boyer is joined by Glenn Condron and Ryan Nowak from the ASP.NET team who discuss some of the exciting work that’s happening in the microservice space for .NET Core 3.0.


Becoming the ASP.NET Architect with David Fowler

In this episode, David Fowler, the Partner Architect for the ASP.NET team walks you through landing his first job, moving from a dev to an architect role and what he had to learn and let go of at every step along the path. (David intros himself as a Principal Architect but his promotion was announced right after we filmed.)


WCF vs gRPC – Round 2

After my previous post comparing WCF to gRPC, a couple of people on Twitter and in the comments asked which WCF binding I had used for the performance comparison. The answer to that was “whatever the default binding is”, which is basic HTTP binding. As Clemens Vaster pointed out, that is not an “apples-to-apples” comparison, and a fairer WCF vs gRPC test would use NetTCP binding. So I re-ran my performance tests using NetTCP binding in a simple console host for the WCF service.


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