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Upcoming Events and Meetups

Dec 10

München .NET Meetup

Forget MeetUp, it's BeerUp time! Just before Christmas vacations start, let's get together for some beers and hot wine to have the normal geek chats we love,

Dec 10

Smart Devs User Group

So you want to get started, putting together Functional code, but you don't have time for the learning curve that comes with F# or Haskell? Or maybe you're fine with them,

Dec 10

Central Ohio .NET Developer's Group (CONDG)

It's that time of year, again. Time for the annual CONDG / Microsoft user group holiday party!!! Once again, the Central Ohio .

Dec 11

MSDEVMTL

!!! Ce meetup aura lieu le matin de 9h a 12:30 !!! Ne manquez pas ce meetup extraordinaire! MSDEVMTL est fier de vous annoncer l'accueil de Daniel Roth de chez Microsoft.

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Top 5 Talks of GrowIT 2018

First of all, let me start this article by stating that GrowIT conference in Novi Sad was awesome.

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Using Stopwatch and ContinueWith to Measure Task Execution Time in C#

We needed to see which of many tasks, executing asynchronously, was taking too long.

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Dew Drop – December 4, 2018 (#2852)

Top Links Miscellaneous C# Async Tips (Stuart Lang) Enable .

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Secure secrets storage for ASP.NET Core with AWS Secrets Manager (Part 1)

In this post I show how you can store your ASP.

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Refactoring C Code: Multi platform and Valgrind

I decided that this is time to take my network protocol and make it cross platform,

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