Author Archives: Clive Tong

Let’s get started with Docker

Essential Docker for ASP.NET Core MVC by Adam Freeman We are allowed to spent time at work on a Friday afternoon exploring new technologies, so a colleague and I decided to work through this book. Microsoft have recently started supporting … Continue reading

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Reactive extensions in action

Rx.NET In Action by Tamir Dresher The reactive extensions have been around for a long time. I remember coming across them in C# something like a decade ago, but I don’t think I’ve seen a book or documentation that covers … Continue reading

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Stack allocated closures make it into C#

Back in the days when I worked on Lisp compilers, I remember adding stack allocation of the closure records when calling local functions. In C# 7, we now have local functions and it is interesting to look at the optimisations … Continue reading

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Progressive Web Applications

Building Progressive Web Apps: Bringing The Power of Native to the Web by Tal Ater I was interested in reading this book because I’d been hearing a lot about service workers and wanted to understand what they were about. The … Continue reading

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Modern JavaScript for the win

Practical Modern Javascript by Nicolas Bevacqua I needed a book to get up to speed with ECMAScript 6, a book that would assume some knowledge of JavaScript and would take me through the new features. This book meets those requirements … Continue reading

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Dependent Types

I’ve been doing a fair amount of reading about dependent types recently, mainly because we have been working through the Idris book as a weekly lunchtime activity at work. For a good article on the current state of play in … Continue reading

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C# fun with structs

I’ve just spent a while trying to catch up with all the changes to valuetypes in C# 7.x. As someone who doesn’t use the struct keyword in C# very often at all, it is quite amazing all of the changes … Continue reading

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