Get Noticed 2017 – I’m in the finals!

By | June 8, 2017

For the last 3 months I’ve been participating in Get Noticed contest, just like a year ago. I’ve persevered to end of the contest just like almost 200 people out of almost 1000 that started it. In the last week we as contestants was supposed to vote for other projects to choose 25 finalists from… Read More »

PaaS databases available on Azure

By | May 28, 2017

Working with Azure means you can use on of databases it provides in PaaS model. If you use them you don’t have to install and configure i.e. SQL Server on some kind of (virtual or not) machine. Databases in PaaS model have a lot of other virtues but let’s not go there in this post,… Read More »

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 »