Understanding the Whys, Whats, and Whens of ValueTask

The .NET Framework 4 saw the introduction of the System.Threading.Tasks namespace, and with it the Task class. This type and the derived Task<TResult> have long since become a staple of .NET programming, key aspects of the asynchronous programming model introduced with C# 5 and its async / await keywords. In this post, I’ll cover the newer ValueTask/ValueTask<TResult> types, which were introduced to help improve asynchronous performance in…


Announcing .NET Standard 2.1

Since we shipped .NET Standard 2.0 about a year ago, we’ve shipped two updates to .NET Core 2.1 and are about to release .NET Core 2.2. It’s time to update the standard to include some of the new concepts as well as a number of small improvements that make your life easier across the various implementations…


Azure Functions – Timer

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with a Timer.  There is a detailed document here “Timer trigger for Azure Functions” which discusses the Timer trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content. I have written an AzureFunctionConsumer program which I host on…


Azure Function – Service Bus

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with a Service Bus.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Service Bus bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Service Bus trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content.  There is also a helpful article…


Azure Functions – Storage Queue

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with a Storage Queue.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Queue storage bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Storage Queue trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content. I have written an AzureFunctionConsumer program…


Azure Functions – Microsoft Graph

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with a Microsoft Graph.  There is a detailed document here “Microsoft Graph bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Microsoft Graph in detail so I will not readdress that content. Azure Active Directory Tenant Every Azure subscription will…

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Azure Functions – HTTP Trigger

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with an HTTP Trigger.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Functions HTTP triggers and bindings” which discusses the HTTP Trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content. I have written an AzureFunctionConsumer program which I…


Azure Functions – Event Hub

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with an Event Hub.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Event Hubs bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Event Hub trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content.  There is also a helpful article…


Azure Functions – Azure Cosmos DB

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with an Azure Cosmos DB.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Cosmos DB bindings for Azure Functions 2.x” which discusses the Cosmos DB trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content. I have written an…


Azure Functions – Blob Storage

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with a Blob Trigger.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Blob storage bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Blob storage trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content. I have written an AzureFunctionConsumer program…