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Nice succinct syntax for tuple deconstruction

25 Jun 2017 C#

As I’m playing more and more with tuple in C# 7 to find out where this is useful and where it falls short and actually bites back later on. And during this I kind of by blind luck discovered more succinct syntax for deconstruction. I reminds me Python, which I like.

WUG: Nejčastější chyby při použití O/R mapperu (Zlín + Praha)

19 Jun 2017 Entity Framework, Presentations & Speaking

O/R mappery jsou výborný sluha, ale špatný pán. Abych tak trochu parafrázoval známé přísloví. David Gešvindr dobře zachytil, že v rámci různých Entity Framework přednášek apod. trousím, často i jako odpovědi na otázky z davu, různá doporcučení co nedělat (nebo co naopak dělat). Drobečky jsou fajn, ale dát to trochu do kupy a celkově sjednotit není od věci. A o tom je tato přednáška.

Example of optimizations "breaking" multithreaded code

11 Jun 2017 .NET, .NET Core, C#, Multithreading/Parallelism/Asynchronous/Concurrency

I realized I have some pieces of code to show some specific behavior, mostly around threading and synchronization, all over my notes. Some of these pieces may be 10+ years old. I use these pieces during my “threading/parallel/async” course, but why not to share it publicly. Maybe I’ll stumble on it after some years, maybe .NET will be history, and it will be interesting to re-read and re-think the code. The code isn’t unique or something where I’m the first to realize it. It’s really just an example code.

Today I have a small example that shows how optimizations (compiler, JIT, …) can make multithreaded code behave differently than expected. I don’t remember where I’ve seen the code. Some book or blog post from - I guess - Jeffrey Richter. Or maybe Joe Duffy or Stephen Toub or … These guys are very smart.

How much of objects sharing is there in LXSS?

2 Jun 2017 .NET Core, LXSS, Windows

I’m playing a little with Windows Subsystem for Linux (also known as WSL or LXSS), mostly to see what’s what and how it might be useful for my everyday usage. As I was reading some articles on how it’s implemented and how it works inside I’ve got an idea. What if I create an application, in .NET Core, that uses some resource from kernel and I execute it both regular Windows session and in LXSS, will this resource be shared across?

Getting closer to the "v1" with external procedures in Firebird in .NET

25 May 2017 .NET, C#, Databases in general, Firebird, SQL

It’s been a while since the last time I blogged about FbNetExternalEngine. That doesn’t mean there was nothing happening. I was slowly working on it (really slowly, because of … time), plus some companies took interest in it, confirming it’s worth working on it and providing some feedback or nice-to-have features wishes (feel free to share your ideas in comments). So what’s really new?

Checking for big blocks of comments in code (NDepend, Roslyn)

21 May 2017 .NET, C#, NDepend, Roslyn

I don’t like comments. Most of the time information in comments is wrong and obsolete. I believe the code should be clear as a fresh snow. Most of the time. Some design decisions or measurements can be commented, but not the code itself. If it needs commenting, it should be rewritten.

One cardinal sin I can’t live with is commenting out code, just because you might need it later or because it’s being “refactored”. Nonsense. Sadly, this is done so often in a team where I’m responsible for code quality. Lucky me.

Thus, to prevent it I decided to test for big chunks of comments in the codebase using a code. More specifically NDepend or Roslyn. Whatever will do the job.

Exploring the finalizers' timeout

16 May 2017 .NET, .NET Core

I don’t know why, but last week I decided to check whether the 2 seconds timeout for single finalizer and 40 seconds for all finalizers at the end of .NET application are still in place. If you haven’t heard about these two numbers ever, don’t worry. Because if you’ve ever hit one or the other you’ve been doing something seriously wrong. That’s how I’ve got to learn about it as well. ;)

Changes in new FbRemoteEvent

7 May 2017 .NET, C#, Firebird, SQL

The implementation of events via the FbRemoteEvent class was nor wrong nor correct. It was correct in a way that it did what it should do, but it was not clean and it was not guiding the developer into the pit of success, you had to know how it works under the covers to work with it properly. I decided to rewrite the implementation, fix some issues and more importantly give it more high-level feel, where you’re actually using some infrastructure, instead of just close the raw implementation.

Template for converting Word's typographer's quotes to straight quotes in PSPad

4 May 2017 Markdown, PSPad, Text, Word

I write my posts in Word, mostly. Because Word, with its superb proofing tools, it single handedly the best tool for that. But I also use Markdown to store the posts and I publish from it, because Markdown is just a plain text. The finishing touches like code pasting and YAML editing I do in PSPad. Again, because it’s the editor I like and used since forever. However, I use typographer’s quotes in Word. Why wouldn’t it? And although I can leave these in the final text, I prefer to use straight quotes and let these be processed in Markdown to HTML transformation.

Email (life)hack for better vacation with(out) email

4 May 2017 Lifehack

I have a small lifehack that I’d like to share with you. The fact of today is that you can’t life without an email. OK, maybe you can, but in my world, it would be pretty damn difficult and inconvenient. And so I have email always with me, on my phone. But what if you don’t want to be email-able? Like on vacation?

Gopas TechEd 2017

28 Apr 2017 Presentations & Speaking

Včera jsem zahlédl na Facebooku k TechEdu, že je ještě 20 míst volných. Pokud již registraci máte nebo se vám podaří některé z těch 20 míst ukořistit, mám tu nabídku mých přednášek.

  • Migrace EF6 na EF Core
  • Python pro C# vývojáře

DevDays 2017 (Bratislava)

27 Apr 2017 Presentations & Speaking

DevDays letos nabídnou kromě klasických přednášek i možnost sledovat keynote //build/ konference ve čtvrtek. Podobná akce proběhne i v Praze. Škoda, že se ani na jedno místo nestihnu dostavit. Ale na sobotní konferenci to už stihnu a připravil jsem si jednu přednášku na téma “IDisposable - implementace a mýty”. Možná trochu netradičně se týká nečeho, co je v .NETu dostupné od “odjakživa”. Přesto je kolem IDisposable za ty roky plno mýtů a zaručených řešení, které ale nemusí být tak úplně korektní. A můj plán je všechny (nebo většinu) vysvětlit a zdůvodnit.

Shutting down VMs in Azure automatically based on schedule

24 Apr 2017 Azure, Cloud

Azure VMs are great for developers for testing stuff, not only running servers. Then often you don’t need the VM all the time. You can shut it down i.e. during the night and save some money. The only problem is to remember to do it. Especially if the VM is used in a team etc. Luckily Azure portal has a less-known feature, as I’ve found last Friday when chatting with a friend, to help you with it.

Where does the 65521 (static) or 65520 (instance) number of methods in a class come from?

14 Apr 2017 .NET, C#

If you have been following last two posts about the stack overflows (post 1, post 2), you know I’ve hit some limits. The first was 65535 fields in a class. Which is easy to explain, because the number is actually the maximum value that fits into unsigned 16-bit integer. Makes sense. Then I’ve hit some weird number (or actually numbers) for number of methods. It took me quite a while, with some help, to understand, what the number is based on.