Why duplication isn’t always a bad thing in micro-services

From an early development age, I was taught, that duplication is a bad thing. Especially when it comes to storing data. Relational databases were invented to show data that relates to each other and be able to store them efficiently. There are even a few normalization rules, to be able to avoid data redundancy. We… Continue reading Why duplication isn’t always a bad thing in micro-services

Receive Service Bus messages in Service Fabric

This is one of the proof of concent that I did at work. The idea was to add another Service Bus application to an existing solution, instead of starting a whole new micro-service. It was a lot faster just to add another .net core console application, but setting up Service Fabric cluster always brings some unexpected… Continue reading Receive Service Bus messages in Service Fabric

Adding a log4Net provider in .net core console app

I recently was developing a console application in .net core, where I had to use log4net logging. In the standard asp.net core approach we can use:

But that is asp.net core and I don’t want to reference that in my console app. In order to solve it, I had to implement my own Log4NetProvider,… Continue reading Adding a log4Net provider in .net core console app

Service Fabric Reliable Actors – is it faster then a regular micro-service approach?

Recently I’m diving into Microsoft actor model implementation – Service Fabric Reliable Actors. Apart from Microsoft Orleans, is another one worth looking into. Let’s start from the beginning. What is Service Fabric? It is many things and can be compared to Kubernetes: Simplify microservices development and application lifecycle management Reliably scale and orchestrate containers and… Continue reading Service Fabric Reliable Actors – is it faster then a regular micro-service approach?

Microsoft Orleans – is it fast?

Microsoft Orleans is a developer-friendly framework for building distributed, high-scale computing applications. It does not require from developer to implement concurrency and data storage model. It requires developer to use predefined code blocks and enforces application to be build in a certain way. As a result Microsoft Orleans empowers developer with a framework with an… Continue reading Microsoft Orleans – is it fast?

Managing ServiceBus queues, topics and subscriptions in .Net Core

From version 3.1 of Microsoft.Azure.ServiceBus it is finally possible to manage queues, topics and subscriptions in .Net Core. Let’s have a look at how we can use it in real life scenarios. Previously we would use sample code for getting a queue:

Using ManagementClient we can write much better code.

Now before getting a… Continue reading Managing ServiceBus queues, topics and subscriptions in .Net Core