EF Core Client Side evaluation (and how to stop it)

EF Core has a feature that supports parts of a query being evaluated on the server and parts on the client, the decision is driven by the whether the underlying LINQ provider can convert the expression into SQL.

Moving EF Core migrations to their own assembly

If you follow an introduction to EF Core tutorial then you’ll tend to find the migrations end up in the same assembly as the models and DB context. For a lot of people this is fine but personally I prefer to move them off to their own assembly. For me this is about seperating a run time concern (the model and the context) from a deployment concern (the migrations), but this is completely subjective.

Interesting uses of tuple deconstruction

C# 7.0 brought us a new and interesting feature with tuple types and tuple literals. These coupled with tuple deconstruction let us create new syntax patterns and helper methods that hopefully results in more readable code.

Project references to multi-targeted projects

During the process of moving Caliburn.Micro to .NET Standard and the new multi-targeting project format I’ve encountered a number of issues in the tooling around intellisense and builds. This isn’t surprising given the relative newness of this approach, but I thought I’d share some of the issues over the next few weeks to help you out.

Techniques in creating great cross platform apps

My NDC Sydney 2017 talk “Techniques in creating great cross platform apps” is now available on Youtube.