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What is the difference between C#, .NET, IL and JIT?

When you get started or even if you have quite some knowledge it can be confusing to juggle with those terms. So what is the difference between C# and .NET? And what does it have to do with IL and JIT?

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Delegate, Action, Func, Lamdba expression - What the heck!?

C# offers a lot of utility especially around the delegate topic. So let's see what exactly a delegate is and how the distinct types like delegate, Action, Func, Predicate, anonymous function, lambda expressions and MulticastDelegate behave. A lot to digest and discover so let's go.

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The garbage collector in .NET - Part 2: Compacting

I already made a post about how the Garbage Collector works in .NET and also introduced slightly the topic of Generations. This article will look a bit more in detail why we have those mechanism in the first place including the Large Object Heap.

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ObjectPool - Rent and return some instances

Just imagine a car pool: There is a dealer which bought the car and lent's it to you. After a while you will return this car where you got it from. Much like that works an ObjectPool in C#. You can rent an expensive object from the pool and when you are done with it, you just return it. Sounds beautiful, doesn't it?

Let's explore the advantages and disadvantages of a ObjectPools and how they work.

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Blazor with an RSS Feed

If you use a public Blazor Server application (like this blog is) and you want to expose an RSS Feed (I know kind of old school) you can perfectly do that with Blazor Server and a little help from a nuget package from Microsoft. Furthermore this guide is not only valid for Blazor but every ASP.NET Core endpoint.

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How to unit test a RavenDB

RavenDB is a well known open-source document-oriented databse for .NET. And of course we want to test our logic and not only locally while developing, but also our continuous integration pipeline should be able to run our tests. So let's tackle exactly that.

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The garbage collector in .NET

This article will talk about the garbage collector in .NET. Why do we have and need him? And why it is important to understand the behavior to know what impact on our application he has.

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Blazor with CancellationToken support

What happens when a user navigates away and still has a pending request to our server? Or what happens if we have a request which might take forever and wastes our resources?

Let's tackle these problems with a CancellationToken.

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Stop using Finalizers in C#

Finalizers (historically referred to as destructors) are in C# since its dawn of time and are used to cleanup resources. But they should not used in every use-case and can harm your applications performance.

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Tail-Recursion - Explained with the Fibonacci series

What is Tail-Recursion? We will discover this "special" form of recursion on the example of the Fibonacci series. Also we will check how much faster it is and why.

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