Akka.NET #5: Persisting actors state – events

By | May 11, 2017

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts about Akka.NET, everything that actor knows is stored in memory. While we can skip any database or IO related bottlenecks because things in memory are generally speaking very fast, we must remember that memory is not a place where you can store your data for an extended period of time… Read More »

Microsoft Flow – Introduction

By | May 4, 2017

Microsoft Flow is a service I’ve been working with for some time and poking it to discover some of its possibilities. Basically, it’s service that allows to create and manage workflows from ready to use blocks representing triggers and actions.

LookUp class in C# – have you ever tried it?

By | April 25, 2017

How many times have you stored something in key/value collection? Most probably it was Dictionary or some kind of implementation of IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<TKey, TValue>>. More than a few times I wanted to store more than one value under single key, most common solution for this situation is Dictionary with collection of some kind as value type,… Read More »

Akka.NET #4: Connecting Actor Model with endpoints

By | April 17, 2017

As you’ve probably seen in previous posts about Akka.NET, actor model is no rocket science and is really easy and fun to start with. However entire actor model may seem like closed and hermetic ecosystem, today I’ll show you how to poke actors in way that’ll make them poke back.

Me 2.0 – March Summary

By | April 5, 2017

First of three months in Get Noticed contest just passed. Some code were written, and some posts have been too. Let’s wrap this month up quickly and see what I’ve got for the foreseeable future.

Azure SQL 101 – Dynamic Data Masking

By | March 27, 2017

Along with Get Noticed contest I’m a bit preoccupied with other activities. One of them is preparing to take 70-473 Exam (cloud and data related stuff). Since I’m reading and using cert related stuff I could as well write about it – I’ll probably remember everything I’ll write about for rest of my life (writing about… Read More »

Akka.NET #2: A day in the life of an Actor

By | March 26, 2017

Let’s take a closer look at our actors, how their life looks like, what exactly they’ve been doing and what they can do. As they are basic building block of applications built on actor model it’s crucial to understand and being able to communicate with them.

Akka.NET #0 – Actor Model Basics

By | March 19, 2017

Actor model concept fascinated me since I’ve heard about it for the first time. It’s been on my todo list ever since and Get Noticed 2017 is great opportunity to give it a try. That’s why there is an actor responsible for almost anything in Me2.0. But, what is an actor, actor model and are benefits… Read More »

One night with Nancy

By | March 8, 2017

Until recently I was into ASP.NET MVC because of it’s possibility to extending, modifying and doing pretty much whatever you want with it. And while I’ve got rather proficient in plugging stuff in it’s pipeline and/or doing custom stuff like routing, binding or results, it never changed one fact about MVC – it’s big, really big. And… Read More »

Managing technical debt with NDepend 2017

By | March 2, 2017

I’m building my Get Noticed project from the scratch. And since 3 months is actually a very short span of time, I need compromise between doing some things fast (boring ones) and doing other things in a way that will allow me to write about it and not be ashamed to show some code afterwards. That… Read More »