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We like to dish out content we think is relevant in technology. Here are some articles we think are interesting, written by our very own team of experts who specialize in various areas in the software industry.

 


 

 

A Software Professional’s Reading List

The entire field of software development moves quickly. While this trait is definitely a part of what attracts me to the field, it can also be a lot of work to improve or keep my skills up to date. All my self-education happens through reading, so I thought it might be useful to share a list of resources that I have found especially useful. You’ll see a variety of software-related topics here, as building software involves much more than just programming.

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Entity Framework Performance

The Entity Framework is a fantastic tool that reduces development time on new projects. While it used to take a significant amount of time to write a data access layer, the Entity Framework now handles much of this for you. There are many good reasons to use the Entity Framework, but it requires some care to use properly; poor use can result in substantial performance degradation. I’ve been able to distil the majority of what a developer needs to know about EF performance down to three concepts.

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