In our family it's a tradition that you get to decide what we'll have for dinner when it's your birthday. On my daughter's last birthday, she picked pizza. I took her to the nearby pizza shop to decide what pizza to get. A large screen dominates one wall of the pizza place, showing each order as it progresses through each stage of preparation. As I was looking at the screen, I noticed some names suddenly switched. Some pizzas with fewer…Read more
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The wait is over! Today we’re releasing the new Azure Service Bus transport, which is fully compatible with NServiceBus 7 and .NET Core.
You will now be able to run NServiceBus endpoints using Azure Service Bus anywhere.Read more
At the height of the Cold War, the United States passed the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, giving birth to the Interstate Highway System. Fueled by the fear of foreign attack and the need to quickly transport troops and equipment across the continent, the network of protected access highways ended up transforming the nation’s economy and culture forever.
It was perhaps easy to predict a first-order effect: people would travel longer distances given the ease of doing so. A second-order effect was perhaps also easy to foresee: people would be much more likely to work or shop further away from home.Read more
The universe demands some things must always occur in a certain order. Queen's "We Will Rock You" must be followed by "We Are The Champions." Same with Led Zeppelin's "Heartbreaker" -> "Living Loving Maid," Van Halen's "Eruption" -> "You Really Got Me," and Boston's "Foreplay" -> "Long Time." You have to. Every DJ knows this. It's the rule!Read more
It's a pretty cool time to be a .NET developer. Don't believe it? Check out this excerpt from a popular children's book1:
Congratulations! Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!
Maybe you like Linux or have a MacBook,
Or want to host code without breaking your checkbook.
The license for Windows can be a bit pricey.
Getting approval for more servers can be a bit dicey.
But now you have choices, it's a bit of a shocker.
You can even choose to deploy your apps using Docker!
With your skills in .NET no opportunity shall go by,
When you can even deploy on a Raspberry Pi.
And now NServiceBus is ready, we've got your back.
The ultimate cross-platform messaging stack!
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day!
There's more than Windows now, so…get on your way!
-Adapted from Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
In other words, NServiceBus 7 for .NET Core is here.Read more
We kicked off with NServiceBus and how it helps building distributed systems and microservices. We talked about the general challenges such as coupling, communication, and fault tolerance. We also investigated some of the patterns that help, such as events, retries, and long running processes. We wrapped up with the importance of system monitoring, and what's next for NServiceBus.Read more
While you probably wouldn't expect this from a software infrastructure company, we opened a theme park! Welcome to Particular World.Read more
By building expression trees at startup and then dynamically compiling them, we were able to achieve 10X faster pipeline execution and a 94% reduction in Gen 0 garbage creation. In this post, I'll explain the secret to getting these kinds of performance boosts from expression tree compilation.Read more
Have you ever had to deal with a function that had hundreds and hundreds of lines? Code that had duplication all over the place? Chances are you were dealing with legacy code that was written years ago. If you're a Star Wars fan like I am, it's like dealing with the Force. As Yoda would say, “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” In my 15+ years of coding, every single time I've dealt with legacy code, fear, anger, hate, and suffering were pretty common.Read more
If you've been looking forward to using .NET Core with NServiceBus on Azure, I'm afraid we've got some bad news. Instead of making their existing Azure Service Bus client library support .NET Core, Microsoft has released a brand-new incompatible client. This makes it impossible for us to upgrade the NServiceBus Azure Service Bus transport you know and love to support .NET Core as is, and forces us to write a brand-new transport as well. Here's the full story.Read more