Tuesday, January 31, 2017

.NET Standard Adoption as of January 2017

Updated 2/16 to include Elasticsearch

As should be obviously from my recently blog posts, I have really been enjoying working with .NET Core. Clearly I am not alone, as a significant number of libraries have been porting over to the .NET Standard.

Below is a list libraries that have added support for the .NET Standard, meaning that they should be able to run cross platform on both Windows and Linux.

While I have not yet had the opportunity to try all of the libraries listed below, I have had great luck with the ones that I have tested, and I am simply ecstatic to see this list growing as fast as it is.

Technology NuGet Package .NET Standard Support
Autofac Autofac Released for 1.1
Cassandra DataStax C# Driver for Apache Cassandra Released for 1.5
Couchbase Couchbase SDK 2.0 Beta for 1.5
Elasticsearch Elasticsearch.Net Released for 1.3
Kafka Confluent.Kafka Preview for 1.3
log4net Apache log4net Released for 1.3
MongoDB MongoDB.Driver Released for 1.4
NLog NLog Beta for 1.3
RabbitMQ RabbitMQ.Client Released for 1.5
RavenDB RavenDB Client Released for 1.3
Redis StackExchange.Redis Released for 1.5
Sqlite Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Sqlite Released for 1.3
WebSocket Client WebSocket4Net Released for 1.3

How have these libraries been working out for you? Is there a better option than what I have listed? Please leave a comment and let me know!


Sunday, January 29, 2017

.NET JsonContent for HttpClient

.NET already comes with a nice collection of HttpContent serializers, but it lacks a JsonContent type. A common solution is to just serialize their payload to a JSON string and that insert that into an instance of StringContent. However, this means that you need to remember to set your headers, and it is a little bit inefficient because of how it creates multiple strings and buffers for each payload.

I have create a simple implementation of JsonContent that uses Json.NET and pooled memory streams. The result is between 2% and 10% faster, and causes ~50% fewer garbage collections.

Check out the implementation in Tact.NET:


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