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Quality Issue #1 – Count vs. Count()

A measure of how good you are as a developer is how well you can write code. This is a start of a series of posts to help developers write better code. Today we will look at Count vs. Count() in .NET. Count There are many collections in .NET that support a property called Count. […]
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Paging API data with Azure Data Factory and Functions

Recently while working on a project at MILL5 we had the need to retrieve data from an external API and write it to our Azure SQL instance. The API used an API key and was throttled so that it was necessary to process the external records by pages. The API returned the “nextPage” UUID that […]
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Introducing BitArray serialization for Newtonsoft.Json and System.Text.Json

We are releasing the M5.BitArraySerialization.Json to NuGet. This library allows serialization of the BitArray class in .NET using JSON. Support for custom JSON converters for both Newtonsoft.Json and System.Text.Json. Serialization using Newtonsoft.Json Just add the Newtonsoft.Json.BitArrayConverter to your serializer settings. Serialization using System.Text.Json Just add the System.Text.Json.BitArrayConverter to your serializer options. We even have support […]
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Introducing Intrinio.Net

Introducing Intrinio.Net! Now you can build financial applications using .NET Framework, .NET Core, and the new .NET 5.0 using Intrinio's robust financial APIs.
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Controlling Costs in the Cloud

Controlling cost in the cloud Adoption of Cloud computing is continually growing and so are the costs to the enterprise but without good guidance, controlling cost is difficult or impossible for more organizations. In a recent survey by Flexera, controlling cost was the number one challenge identified by nearly everyone using the cloud. I am […]
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#blacklivesmatter

We support the Black Lives Movement and stand with those that have been the victim of violence and racism. We have thought long and hard about the issues. What we have determined is silence and inaction are the worst things any of us can do right now. Real reform cannot be achieved without a sustained […]
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MILL5 presents at Microsoft Build 2019

MILL5 attends Microsoft Build every year. It is a great opportunity for us to connect with friends, colleagues, and partners in the community. It is also an opportunity for our employees to learn about the latest innovations in technologies from Microsoft. This year adds a significant milestone for us here at MILL5. We have always […]
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