Damir Arh has many years of experience with Microsoft development tools; both in complex enterprise software projects and modern cross-platform mobile applications. In his drive towards better development processes, he is a proponent of test driven development, continuous integration and continuous deployment. He shares his knowledge by speaking at local user groups and conferences, blogging, and answering questions on Stack Overflow. He is an awarded Microsoft MVP for .NET since 2012.

Damir Arh has written 30 articles, which have been read 1097234 times.
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Abstract: The .NET ecosystem including .NET Core, .NET Standard, C# and Visual Studio 2019 introduced many changes and new features in the year 2018. This article talks about these new feature updates and highlights how it will affect the way we develop applications in the future.
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Abstract: A tutorial on some less commonly used arithmetic, relational, logical, equality operators in C# and how to use them.
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Abstract: This C# tutorial explains how Garbage Collection works in .NET Framework and .NET Core, and some best practices to follow.
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Abstract: The .NET framework Base Class Library contains many collection classes. This can make it difficult to decide when to use which. Grouping them together based on their properties can make the choice for a specific scenario, much easier.
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Abstract: Since its original release in 2002, C# has been regularly updated with new features. Today, we will look at the most important new features of each major language version and explore how the C# code we have been writing, has evolved through years.
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Abstract: This tutorial explores how to develop .NET Core applications in Visual Studio Code (VS Code). We will explore some extensions that enhance Visual Studio Code and improves your .NET Core development experience.
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Abstract: Dynamic binding in C# opens some possibilities which would not be available in a strictly strong typed language. This tutorial explores how C# supports dynamic binding.
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Abstract: In this C# 8 tutorial, I am going to introduce a selection of currently planned features which will most probably end up in the final release. All of the C# 8 features are still early in development and are likely to change.
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Abstract: C# 7 has added a number of new features to the language. This tutorial looks at the new features added to the minor versions of C# i.e. C# 7.1, 7.2 and and 7.3.
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Abstract: A peek into the major differences between the .NET framework versions and how we can still target older versions of .NET framework even when using the latest development tools.
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Abstract: Even developers with good C# skills write code that might behave unexpectedly sometimes. This article features several C# code snippets which fall into that category, and explains the reasons behind the surprising behavior.
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Abstract: Visual Studio 2017 15.3 update was a big milestone for C#. It was the release vehicle for C# 7.1 – the first minor version of C# 7. This article will take a closer look at its new features and the plans for future versions (C# 8) of the language.
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Abstract: Live Unit Testing functionality in Visual Studio 2017 brought more attention to the practice of continuous testing. This article will explain what continuous testing is all about, why you should care and how you can practice it as a .NET developer.
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Abstract: Microsoft has been recently announcing a slew of new development tools and frameworks for .NET Developers. This post gives a brief overview of what was announced and what is currently available.
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Abstract: As a C# developer, you might already be writing some functional code without realizing it. This article describes some of the functional approaches you are already using in C#, as well as some improvements in C# 7 that make functional programming in it, easier.
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Abstract: .NET Standard 2.0 and XAML Standard were announced at Build 2017, which could have a big effect on the future of cross-platform development in .NET. In this article we’ll take a detailed look at what they are and why they might be important.
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Abstract: C# 7 is the next version of C#. This article provides an overview of the new features in C# 7.0.
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Abstract: Effective error and exception handling in any kind of an application plays an important role in providing a pleasant experience to the user, when unexpected failures occur. This article talks about some effective error handling strategies that you can use in your projects.
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Abstract: Learn approaches to concurrent programming in .NET Core, as well as potential issues to be aware of.
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Abstract: Singleton is one of the basic software design patterns, but if not implemented correctly can introduce complications in your application. This article discusses common use cases where you should avoid the Singleton pattern.
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Abstract: This Visual Studio Code (VS Code) article will help you get started, and make you more productive at this increasingly popular text editor.
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Abstract: Microsoft recently announced a slew of new development tools and frameworks for developers at Connect(); // 2016. This post gives a brief overview of what was announced.
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Abstract: What is .NET Standard and why should developers care about it. Also get a sneak peek into the upcoming .NET Standard 2.0.
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Abstract: The async and await keywords in C# makes asynchronous programming simpler, however one can still use them incorrectly. This article highlights some common mistakes, and gives advice on how to avoid these mistakes.
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Abstract: Project Centennial converts Windows desktop applications to Universal Windows platform (UWP) so as to include them in Windows Store and give them full application identity.
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Abstract: Roslyn now known as .NET Compiler Platform is the next generation of C# compiler and more. This article gives a general overview and guidance about Roslyn.
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Abstract: Project template creation for Visual Studio can be another tool in your tool belt. This guide will get you started.
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Abstract: C# 6.0 brings many small improvements to the language. However, does it make sense to upgrade your existing C# code base to take advantage of the new C# 6.0 features? Let us find out.
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Abstract: Diagnostic analyzers are a great new extensibility feature in Visual Studio 2015 for performing static code analysis. This article will walk you through the process of creating a simple diagnostic analyzer on your own.
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Abstract: Diagnostic analyzers in Visual Studio 2015 will strongly affect the way we will be writing code in future.This article will help you learn everything you need to know about diagnostic analyzers.

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