Hey, I'm Steven a .NET Developer and Freelancer in Zurich, Switzerland. I am a Microsoft MVP.
Also, this blog is open source on GitHub.

Recent Posts

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Expression-bodied members in properties

Are these two expressions the same?

public class MyClass
{
    public int A { get; } = Random.Shared.Next(1000);
    public int B => Random.Shared.Next(1000);
}

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Enum.TryParse unexpected behavior

Enums are very simple structures, but some functions like Enum.TryParse can have unexpected behavior. In this short blog post, we discover why and what are the alternatives.

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Creating Your Own Fakes Instead of Using Mocking Libraries

With respect to the current topic around Moq, I want to showcase how you can easily roll out your own fakes so that you are not depending on a third party library.¨

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What's going on with Moq? SponsorLink and burnt soil!

The famous Moq library faced some criticism due to the usage of SponsorLink. What is the problem, and what is going on here? And obviously, I will add all the sources to the articles.

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Keyed Services in the IServiceProvider in .NET 8 preview 7

The .NET 8 preview 7 will bring another exciting feature some of you probably awaiting for a long time: Keyed services.

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The combined power of F# and C#

Where C# is the most dominant language in the .NET world, other languages are built on top of the Framework that deserves their respective place. F# is strong when it comes down to functional programming! In this blog post, we will leverage the power of F# and C# to showcase where both excel!

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Gracefully Handling Entity Framework Exceptions with EntityFramework.Exceptions

Working with databases can sometimes be daunting, mainly when errors occur. These errors or exceptions can be due to many reasons, such as constraint violations, connection issues, or syntax errors. Entity Framework throws a generic DbException or DbUpdateException for most of these database issues. But we cand get more specific exceptions based on the concrete "problem"! That's where EntityFramework.Exceptions comes in.

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.NET Framework 4.8 to .NET 6 migration

I was recently tasked to migrate an application with around 150 projects from the "old"It is still supported .NET Framework 4.8 to a recent .NET 6. As the application is still under development and used, the migration should be done step by step over time in iterative steps rather than a big bang refactoring. This blog post will go a bit into more detail about how I approached the situation and what I learned.

This is a highly subjective post, and there are plenty of ways of approaching it - so take it with a grain of salt and mileage may vary.

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Three tricks with Dictionary

In this short blog post, I want to showcase two nice tricks you can do with everybody's favorite data type: the dictionary.

It is a versatile data structure, and we can make it even more versatile!

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