My readings in 2016 week 32

  1. CSS Pro Tips: just to share!!
  2. C# – The C# Memory Model in Theory and Practice, Part 2; it is a dive-deep post for C# memory model and what you should pay attention to when implementing multi-threading solution.
  3. Top 5 .NET memory management fundamentals; very short post with summarized key points for .Net memory management.
  4. Scott Henselman has a old post talked about “What great .Net developers ought to know” and here are the answers I found from a CodeProject post.
  5. ASP.Net performance improvement and VS2015 Profiler; it mentions about intelliTrace standalone collector; this is really helpful when troubleshooting production issues.
  6. A Comprehensive Look at jQuery Selectors; jQuery you use everyday, right? do you know how to use these selectors, :header, :target, :animated?  these are new to me as well.

My readings in 2016 week 29-30

  1. JavaScript Service Worker; I read this post The Service Worker Lifecycle to understand its lifecycle; then I read another post from GitHub to understand why we need it.
  2. ES6 default parameter and shorthand with examples.
  3. HackerSpray – Block Brute force and DOS attacks; this library is built by .net and Redis; which I really want to learn it. I will get their source from GitHub to learn Redis.
  4. Securing ASP.NET Web API; A nice post to explain how to secure your .Net Web API with implementation details.
  5. Useful Tools for .NET Developers; I used most of them before except CodeRush. Will definitely give a try.
  6. What’s new in SQL Server 2016.  Temporal Table is a new feature providing table history; it sounds like CDC.
  7. Tips to improve web application; some tips generally applies to any web site/application.  It is a good post for revision.
  8. Response Caching and In Memory Caching in ASP.NET Core 1.0;  learn more about caching, it will be useful when website get popular.
  9. Microsoft Restful API guide; nowadays web API is everywhere, it is good for developers to learn the industry standard from this guide.
  10. 14 Tools for Microsoft Azure development.
  11. A good security checklist for develoeprs for free.
  12. A great post for me: I am new to Nginx and even Kestrel.  I can learn more about setup Nginx and how to use it.
  13. JavaScript Design Patterns: The Singleton; a new way to implement singleton in ES6.
  14. jQuery’s JSONP Explained with Examples; it states clearly what problem is and provide few different approach to resolve it.
  15. Handling NULL in TSQL; haven’t thought of those use cases.  Some interesting behaviors are NULL in BETWEEN and IN commands.

My readings in 2016 week 27

  1. A small tips to save a trip to delete a record using entity framework.
  2. Content jumping – very common problem in website; this post tells you some approaches to solve it.
  3. 10 ways to Bind Multiple Models on a View in MVC.
  4. If you like reading, here is a suggested list of JavaScript books for you – 12 Books Every JavaScript Developer Should Read.
  5. An old post talks about how to detect clock tampering for a license check.
  6. A good post to remind developers what you should do when works with CSS.

My readings in 2016 week 25

  1. I Was Wrong About TypeScript, Here is Why; every language has its only problem to solve; it depends if it fits to your usage cases.  I play around with TypeScript before (not deep), and haven’t use it in real-live project.  I definitely want to try it out.
  2. You are C# developer and new to R; and want to learn more about it.  R recently support OO in R6 package, read this post to get more details.
  3. Explain JavaScript hoisting; this is the best post I read for JavaScript hoisting and covers for var, let, const, function and class.
  4. Four C# Code Analyzers That Are Worth Your Time; code analyzers help your team to not only find potential problem, but also standardize the code.
  5. What’s new in Bootstrap 4. Read this post for details.
  6. We use tools to improve our life and make it more effective; Check out these 7 collaboration tools, see if it helps your team.

My readings in 2016 week 24

  1. The basics of web application security from
  2. 9 Tips for Writing Secure Applications in ASP.NET.  I know most of them except view state encyrption and remove sensitive information from response headers.
  3. How to transform different config file without any third party extension.  This can be applied to different project types, e.g. Console application.
  4. Uses google test site to test how mobile friendly your site is; and this is a related post.
  5. Very nice post to explain problems using BEM and share tips.
  6. Save a Trip to the Database with Deletes in Entity Framework; if you use Entity Framework, you should know this technique.
  7. Five Ways to Hide Elements in CSS; do you know what five ways they are? and can you think of another way.  How about set to width and height to 0!

My readings in 2016 week 22

  1. When do we need to use CSS object-fit and object-position?
  2. Asynchronous Programming. Getting to grips with Async and Await.  I did more async work in C# this year and I know most of them; but it is a good post to list key information you needed to know for Async programming in .Net.
  3. Autocomplete is not something new; but you may forget to use it on your web page to increase usability, read this post to get more details.

Busy week again!

My readings in 2016 week 21

  1. This is a non-technical post talking about “How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds ”; it is very interesting and remember “don’t play slot machine”.
  2. I personally love BEM, I like its structure and easy to follow.  Read this post “Enhancing modular design with BEM” and it tells you that it also makes your site rendering faster.
  3. How many ways do you know to do online tracking of your users?  I only know cookies.  Do you know anything about browser fingerprinting techniques?  read this post “Online tracking: A 1-million-site measurement and analysis“, it is very interesting to learn what browser fingerprinting is.
  4. From “Ideal HTTP Performance” post, this is what we expect to see in the near future how to improve HTTP performance.
  5. Six Nifty ES6 tricks.  I like tricks, don’t you?
  6. How to use nth-child and nth-of-type in CSS?
  7. I don’t have experience building SPA before, this software “TurboLinks.Net” can help mimic the same behavior.
  8. Inline Route Constraints in ASP.NET Core MVC.
  9. Annotating your Critical CSS.
  10. 5 Non-Coding Procedures for Securing .NET Applications.
  11. Do you know how to self host ASP.Net Web API? without IIS?  Follow this post to learn about it.
  12. How to implement ASP.Net MVC controller dependency resolver correctly?
  13. This post “The Ultimate Guide To Unit Testing in ASP.NET MVC” shows examples of unit testing of your ASP.Net MVC application for controller, UrlHelper, ActionFilter, etc.
  14. AspNet.Mvc.TypedRouting – A collection of extension methods providing strongly typed routing and link generation for ASP.NET Core MVC projects.  Strong type can help to avoid mistakes and write faster with intellisense.
  15. It is a great post with very detailed step to build IP filtering in ASP.Net Web API, including how to implement a config section, get client IP address, and custom authorize attribute.
  16. Cross browser testing tools you should know.
  17. Tips for aligning icons to text.  This is a very common problem building the layout.
  18. Flexbox truncated text tips from CSS Tricks.
  19. Flexbox layout attribute; a syntactic sugar for flexbox syntax.