With my team, we like to keep our C# code base updated. So, recently we went to .NET 7 and C# 11. At the same time, we were still adopting some of the new capabilities of .NET 6 and C# 10. Our code base is large, so it takes some time. One of the new features that we planned to use was the ArgumentNullException.ThrowIfNull method, which throws an exception if an argument is null. In this post, I will show you how I effortlessly did that refactoring by letting the machine work and not the human 😁 (me). In the past, I used the same approach to migrate lots of code that used Assert.True() to Assert.That(, Is.True) and for some other even more complex cases. We will use ReSharper and Rider for that.

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I am using a tool called logseq to manage my notes. It is a fantastic tool, and I would like to be able to extend it. I am not an expert web developer, but I am a .NET developer. I would like to be able to write plugins for logseq using .NET and C#. I have found a way to do it using WebAssembly. In this post, I am going to show you how to do it.

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In the past, within my team at Innoveo, we had several discussions about the best way to unit test async WPF ICommand. We value quality, so testing is essential to us. We decided to make the methods called by the command internal so that our tests could call those.

What is the problem with unit testing an Async WPF ICommand? The problem is that the command is an async void method! So, you have no way to await the end of the execution of your command. So, your test might assert on things that are still executing.

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Early in my journey in developing software, I used to start a project by setting first a way to build my software automatically each time I did a set of changes. Long, very long ago, I used scripts scheduled to run. When JetBrains shipped TeamCity I started to use it extensively for my projects, here is my first post about “Set Up a Build Computer using VisualSVN, Team City, MsTest, NUnit“ from March 21, 2008, but used it since version 1.0. Later on, I also used Azure Pipelines to build Git Diff Margin and also GitHub Actions, for example, to build and deploy those pages.

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gRPC and its idea to describe an API in a standardized file, which can generate both client and server code to interact in different languages is a compelling idea.
In this post, I would like to have a quick look at the experience you would have with gRPC streaming capability and the new C# 8 async streams, which sounds like a perfect match.

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In my humble opinion it is definitely not a good idea! Why?

  1. It is brittle test because it depends to the CPU load of the machine running the test. Maybe it runs fine on your development machine, and will for sure from time to time fail on your build server because of the load on the server. Continue reading
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Laurent Kempé

I am an experienced Team Leader & Distinguished Solution Architect with a passion for shipping high-quality products by empowering development team and culture toward an agile mindset. I bring technical vision and strategy, leading engineering teams to move product, processes and architecture forward.

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