With C# 5.0 we have got the magic of Async/Await which makes writing asynchronous code easier than ever before. In this series of articles I will share my learnings on how to use it and its inner workings but before we get started I wanted to take some time and explain why it's needed in … Continue reading Why Async Await is needed ?
Introduction Launched in 2002 .Net framework has been one of the popular development platform for building enterprise apps and with Microsoft's backing it had the stability and maturity which made it an instant hit. Over the years it has been forked into many subsets to target specific platforms like Mono for Linux, .Net Compact, Windows … Continue reading .Net Framework 1.0 to .Net Core
TL;DR Create an empty text file on your windows system and change its extension to 'udl' instead of 'txt'. Open the file and a SQL connectivity windows opens for you to enter the details and test connection. Background Recently I got into a situation where an old app running perfectly for last few years suddenly … Continue reading Quickly Testing SQL Connectivity
Introduction We all have been in situations where our application is sending out mails and we want to test the output. This seems simple but in my case SMTP server was in a different network and our corporate firewall restrictions were making it complicated and time consuming. I thought of finding a simpler solution and … Continue reading Setup Local SMTP Server
Azure storage is one of the fundamental concept to grasp before any non-trivia deployment can be done in azure. In this post I have tried to explain all the available storage options offered by Azure. To get started with storing our data in Azure we need a valid subscription [free or pay as you go] … Continue reading Azure: Storage Accounts