Author Archives: rhryniewski

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 »

Akka.NET #3.5: Actor paths requirements and how to meet them

By | May 7, 2017

In one of my posts about Akka.NET I’ve covered actor selections and paths. Sadly I’ve skipped one rather important part regarding allowed characters for actor paths and what to do if our name cannot be used for creating an actor. And recently I’ve received a question about why I’m creating actors using encoded string. This… Read More »

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 »

Azure App Services – Authentication with FB, Google and others in 5 minutes or so

By | April 20, 2017

Lately I’ve seen some posts about authentication made easy and simple with various packages and how it’s great we doesn’t haven’t to store logins and passwords in our databases anymore due to global availability of social identity providers. It’s true that making simple authentication with of of those providers is simple today. And in Azure… Read More »

Entity Framework – how about giving a shit about databases?

By | April 10, 2017

Entity Framework (and other ORMs) are in general great pieces of software that makes developers lives so much easier by letting us thinking about objects when we’re working with data persisted in some underlying database. This makes development much easier than writing raw SQL queries. But some of us tend to get too comfy and… Read More »

Akka.NET #3: Actor selections, paths and references – where should you send your messages

By | April 2, 2017

One of the concepts of actor model that could be hard to grasp at the begining is fact that we will not operate on direct reference to actor instance. This can be a bit confusing before you’ll get used to it but by not using any direct references you’re sure to achieve very good level… 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 »