Design patterns are a lifesaver for Extensible Applications.

All of the major programming languages have evolved tremendously over the past decade especially to make the developers job easy. C# by Microsoft has been at the top of the game of adding plethora of easy to use and extremely powerful constructs ranging from async programming to functional programming. The well-developed programming languages have made it extremely easy for beginners to pick up coding and start developing applications quickly.

However, when developing extensible applications for the future, just using the language to write down logic for applications does not do the job well. We have to think about the overall design of the application for it to be able to scale and extend well. This means utilizing appropriate design patterns wherever applicable.

Siddharth Bhola by Siddharth Bhola

ASP.NET Core 1.0 - Quick Look at RAZOR Views new Tag Helpers

Of the many features that are being revealed through the ASP.NET 5 RC's and other announcements, one of the first things that peeked my interest were the updates to RAZOR views with the addition of tag helpers.  The cool thing about these new tag helpers is, it allows the developer to create Razor views that look more like HTML and less like C#.

Sam Figie by Sam Figie