Archive 2019



Julie Lerman talks about DDD and EF Core 3.

9 June 2019 ·  9 min read

Julie Lerman visited Milton Keynes, UK on 31 May 2019. Julie presented her talk on Domain Driven Design and how to Map Domain Models in EF Core.

[Scale your application globally with Azure Series - Part 3] Azure Front Door

30 May 2019 ·  16 min read

This is part three of a three-part series that shows you how to use Azure to distribute your application globally and ensure that users get the best experience. In this part we look at using *Azure Front Door* to globally distribute an application back end hosted in dual Azure Regions.

How to work with branches using Git (part 6 of Series)

17 April 2019 ·  10 min read

In this article, we'll create and work with a separate branch in Git and show you how to merge back and forth. This is part 6 of a series of beginner-level articles covering version-control, Git & GitHub.

Jon Skeet Talks About C# 8. Silicon Orchid talks about Jon's talk.

11 April 2019 ·  11 min read

Jon Skeet visited Milton Keynes, UK on 2 Apr 2019. Jon talked about a number of topics including 'Nullable Reference Types', 'Switch Expressions', 'Pattern Matching' and 'Indexes and Ranges' … which we've now extracted out into an article to discuss.

Scott Hanselman and Damian Edwards Visit Milton Keynes

1 March 2019 ·  3 min read

Scott Hanselman & Damian Edwards visited Milton Keynes, UK on 31 Jan 2019. Scott talks about how Microsoft has changed over the past decade and introduces some of the cool new features of .Net Core 3. Also shows .Net Core running on Raspberry Pi and Meadow IoT devices.

C# Method Chaining

25 February 2019 ·  11 min read

Guide showing you how methods can be chained in C#.

Introducing the Git workflow (part 5 of Series)

25 January 2019 ·  10 min read

In this article for absolute beginners, we'll introduce you to some of the basics of saving changes to your work and saving it to the repository. This is part 5 of a series of beginner-level articles covering version-control, Git & GitHub.

Let's learn some basic Git concepts (Part 2 of Series)

22 January 2019 ·  7 min read

In this article, we'll talk about some of the basic concepts and buzzwords related to Git. This is part 2 of a series of beginner-level articles covering version-control, Git & GitHub.

How to run (debug) a .Net Core project

15 January 2019 ·  9 min read

Beginners guide to how you can run/debug a project, using Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and the .Net Core Command Line Interface.

Jim Mc̮̑̑̑͒G and the Silicon Orchid project

10 January 2019 ·  1 min read

Hi, I’m Jim Mc̮̑̑̑͒G. I’ve been a software developer since the late ‘90s, using largely Microsoft technologies. Today, that means I generally gravitate around cloud-based solutions using C#, .NET Core and Azure. Silicon Orchid is a personal project that I began in 2019. My goal is to engage with the development community and to reach out to other developers, especially those new to the industry. I have often been reliant upon the many bloggers and authors to help me along the way.