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IIS Error Logs and Other Ways to Find ASP.Net Failed Requests

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

As exciting as it can be to write new features in your ASP.Net application, our users inevitably encounter failed requests. Do you know how to troubleshoot IIS or ASP.NET errors on your servers? It can be tempting to bag on your desk and problem your annoyance.  However, Windows and ASP.NET provide several different logs where failed requests are logged. This …

What is Blazor? Your Guide to Getting Started

Simon Timms Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

For years now, if you wanted to write code to run in a browser, your choices were JavaScript or JavaScript. For a couple of brief periods on certain browsers, there were other languages you could use, but they weren’t significant: VBScript on IE and Dart on a special build of Chrome. There are also languages that compile down to JavaScript (TypeScript, …

Writing Multitenant ASP.NET Core Applications

Ricardo Peres Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

A multitenant web application is one that responds differently depending on how it is addressed – the tenant. This kind of architecture has become very popular, because a single code base and deployment can serve many different tenants. In this post, I will present some of the concepts and challenges behind multitenant ASP.NET Core apps. Let’s consider what it takes …

Entity Framework vs NHibernate: Understand the Similarities and Differences

Ricardo Peres Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

A long time before Entity Framework (EF) Core was around – or any other Entity Framework for that matter – we already had NHibernate. In this article, I’m going to review Entity Framework and NHibernate, what approaches and differentiates them. History of NHibernate and Entity Framework NHibernate is a port of Hibernate from Java, one of the oldest and most …

How to build self-contained and framework dependent .NET application

How to Build Cross-Platform .NET Core Apps

Barry Luijbregts Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

One of the main reasons for using .NET Core is that you can run it on multiple platforms and architectures. So you can build an app that will run on Windows, but also on Linux, macOS and on different architectures like x86 and ARM. This is perfect for lots of scenarios, including desktop applications. You can learn about other reasons …

The .NET Ecosystem Runtime Tools and Languages

The .NET Ecosystem: Dive Into Runtime Tools and Languages

Barry Luijbregts Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The .NET ecosystem consists of runtimes: .NET Framework, .NET Core, and Mono for Xamarin. If you want to learn what these runtimes are and how they are different, you should read this article about the .NET ecosystem. In this article, we are going to focus on the tools and languages that make the runtimes in the .NET ecosystem work. These are …

Understand the .NET Ecosystem

The .NET Ecosystem Demystified

Barry Luijbregts Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

When I think of .NET, I think of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio. The first production version 1.0 of the .NET Framework was released on February 13 in 2002. In technology years, this is light-years ago. Since then, new versions of the .NET Framework have been released and Microsoft has started efforts to keep .NET a viable development platform …

Performance counters in .NET Core

How to Use Performance Counters with .NET Core: Current Solution, Alternatives, and the Future

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Performance counters are really important for monitoring and troubleshooting problems with your .NET applications. The full .NET Framework provides a wide array of performance counters that are very useful for troubleshooting application problems. Some examples of important performance counters are garbage collection and exception rates. Without these, you will be flying blind. In this article we will discuss how to …

Top Features of ASP.NET Core

Top 13 ASP.NET Core Features You Need to Know

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

ASP.NET is one of the most successful web application development frameworks by Microsoft. With every update, new and extended features are added that help developers deploy highly scalable and high-performance web applications. When coupled with application monitoring and other performance tools, such as a profiler, ASP.NET becomes a powerful solution for building incredible apps. Within the framework itself, there are …

What is Dependency Injection?

.Net Core Dependency Injection

Jared Nance Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

What is Dependency Injection? Dependency Injection (DI) is a pattern that can help developers decouple the different pieces of their applications. It provides a mechanism for the construction of dependency graphs independent of the class definitions. Throughout this article, I will be focusing on constructor injection where dependencies are provided to consumers through their constructors. Consider the following classes: class Bar …

Monitor Windows Services

How to Monitor Windows Services: Performance, Errors, Usage

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Popular

It seems like everyone these days is writing cool ASP.NET web applications. However, we all know that a lot of the real work is still done behind the scenes in background services. Buying something on Amazon no doubt kicks off a waterfall of tasks that are done behind the scenes to fulfill a single order. Including verifying stock, shipping, contacting …

Retrace now supports Azure WebJobs

How to Monitor Azure WebJobs: Performance, Errors, Usage

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Azure Cloud Services and App Service made it relatively easy to run web applications in the cloud. Developers still need a simple way to run tasks on a schedule at pre-defined  times or specific intervals . We commonly use simple console apps via the Windows Task Scheduler to handle these needs. WebJobs were released as part of Azure App Service …

Web Service Monitoring With Retrace

Web Service Monitoring With Retrace

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Popular

Today’s applications depend on a wide array of 3rd party and internal web services. Retrace’s web service monitoring capabilities have always been able to monitor how often your code accesses any type of HTTP web services over REST, SOAP, etc. This includes popular external services like Twilio, SendGrid, Amazon S3, or others. It also would include your own microservices. We …