Recently a planned AWS Aurora database failover/master reboot caused database connection failures in one of our services which caused me to delve deeper into how MySql driver manages connections under the hood.

“I’ve already written code once, now why I do need to repeat the same thing in text?”

Monitoring the health of your application in production is a crucial aspect of software development because at any given point in time, you want to be reasonably certain about how your business critical application is performing and you want to be alerted to any problems that might be brewing up in the application before your customers do.

Many articles talk about the what of this style but in my view, not enough talk about the how. In this post, I am going to try and show one way to actually structure the solution to be more in line with the hexagonal ports and adapters style.

The new csproj is lightweight, you don’t have to unload the project to edit the csproj file and you can add package references directly to the csproj file…

I attended my first ever developer conference (Techorama) in Belgium this past week (May 23-May 24, 2018) and it has to be said, it was much more exciting than I thought it would be…

Seeing as micro-service architectures are all the rage these days, I decided to dip into it by building…