Software Patterns and Practices Tutorials

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So far, we have published 28 Patterns & Practices tutorials and articles, which have been read by over 949611 (Nine Hundred Forty Nine Thousand Six Hundred Eleven) developers and architects.

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Abstract: In this article, I will work on a C# game that contains impure code and work towards making the code pure. I am going to show you how to use PurityAnalyzer—an experimental Visual Studio extension I wrote—to help you write pure code in C#.
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Abstract: This tutorial demonstrates how to design software using the Command Query Separation (CQS) pattern. We will create a console application and will use C#, Entity Framework, Autofac and Log4Net for our example.
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Abstract: This C# tutorial describes approaches for making methods/functions more honest. A more honest method makes it easier for readers to understand what the method does by reading its signature, i.e., without reading its implementation.
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Abstract: This tutorial looks at a new approach to AOP called AOP via functions (in C#) as an attempt to mitigate the issues of the CQS approach.
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Abstract: This article highlights that software development is a highly complex process with lots of smaller steps that a Software Craftsman should follow in order to build something of quality.
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Abstract: Learn how to design multi-threading safe data objects in C# and how to “modify” immutable objects using the DataObjectHelper Visual Studio extension. Also use F# to concisely create our data objects, and use them in C# projects.
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Abstract: This article discusses the dataflow pattern, a variant of the producer-consumer pattern, along with examples of applying this pattern in .NET. Finally, you will also be introduced to ProceduralDataflow, a new library I created to help write clean dataflows.
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Abstract: This article discusses the producer-consumer pattern in .NET, some reasons why we should use it and demonstrates some examples of how to implement it in .NET.
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Abstract: Flux is a new application architecture introduced by Facebook in May 2014. This article compares the MVC architecture with Flux from various perspectives.
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Abstract: This article discusses problems and solutions related to resource management in complex C# applications. It also discusses automatic resource management that exists in the .NET framework.
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Abstract: This article describes how we can use Generics in C# to make our software more resilient to data-related changes, thereby improving its maintainability.
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Abstract: Is User Experience (UX) important or is it just a buzzword? This article analyzes the usefulness of UX in an application development process.
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Abstract: The article explains how Behavior Driven Development (BDD) works and provides a real-world example of how to use it to provide meaningful tests which can act as living documentation.
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Abstract: This article discusses the treatment of data in large C# software applications. More specifically, it discusses runtime data encapsulation, behavior-only encapsulation, and treatment of state.
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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: This article describes how to do unit and integration testing using the Composition Root as the source of Systems Under Test (SUTs).
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Abstract: We will discuss Code Quality in the .Net ecosystem, with a brief look at tools included in Visual Studio and other third-party commercial tools.
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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: C# examples on how we can use the Text Template Transformation Toolkit (T4) to create aspects.
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Abstract: This article focuses on .NET Design Patterns using C# and takes a fresh view of some of the existing ones and see how we can go about using them in real world dilemmas and concerns.
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Abstract: Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) in C# using SOLID principles. We will discuss challenges posed by context-independence in SOLID code bases, and provide a solution for them.
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Abstract: Agility and contractual development against a fixed price are conceptually two ends of a spectrum. In this article, we will see an option for companies to be agile even when they are executing a contractual fixed bid project
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Abstract: This article demonstrates how Object Composition with SOLID helps an application evolve.
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Abstract: Using Pure DI and the single level of abstraction per function rule to create Composition Roots that we can understand and navigate easily
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Abstract: This article presents a perspective of Liskov Substitution Principle (LSP) and presents an argument against some interpretation and practices of LSP that some people have/follow.
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Abstract: This article presents the most widely misunderstood concepts about unit testing today and provides relevant information about how the practice actually occurs.
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Abstract: Essential IT Admin skills that every .NET developer should have before going Live.
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Abstract: There are many best practices articles and coding guidelines for BizTalk, that are floating around the net, but they are not very conducive and pragmatic enough to the ‘IT services’ industry (especially in an offshore development model), to leverage them in their turnkey or T&M projects. This article attempts to fill those gaps.

  
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