Explore the Benefits of .NET Core 2.1

.NET Core 2.1 is finally here, and it has a lot of new and exciting features that showcase the impressive effort Microsoft has put into developing this newest version. Today, I'll present an overview of the most exciting features and explain how each can enhance your .NET Core projects.

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Android Data Binding - Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, I explained how to use Android's data binding library, how to use the binding class to access the view references, and how to use binding objects. I provided an example that showed a simple way to bind the data object to a text view. In part 2 of this series, I will explain how this binding works and how to create a custom binding.
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Building a Career Path through Programming Books

In my first years as a self-taught programmer, my main source of information was not books. I read a few, but most of the time, when I needed help, I just looked for a blog post or tried to come up with something myself, often reinventing the wheel in the process.

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Inside Java Collections

Collections are possibly the biggest and trickiest subject to master in the Java language. When we understand their internal workings, we can make the right decisions for our code's requirements.

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Why Should I Use ASP.NET Core to Create Microservices?

There's a lot of focus on microservices these days--everyone is refactoring monolitic applications into platforms built on microservices architecture or creating microservices to attend to new business needs. But though virtually every business has decided to migrate toward microservices architecture, not everyone has decided how to do so.

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MongoDB 4.2: Transactions Are in the House

 If you've used MongoDB or been a part of users' conversations about MongoDB, you'll be aware that, while it's one of the most successful NoSQL databases available, it has faced a lot of criticism for not supporting multi-document transactions. Now, that's about to change.

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Use Java EE JSON to Avoid Mapping Complex DTOs

(This article was first published on LinkedIn.)

When developing applications, you’ve probably faced a situation in which you need to integrate with third-party APIs, either to improve a service that provides users with data or to add a new functionality. Many software engineers solve this by mapping complex DTOs, but there's a much easier method available. 

 

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