Sioux Falls Events:

Mini Jame Gam #29

Friday, April 12, 2024 9:00AM - SFDevs

Head to Blend to participate in Mini Jame Gam #29 on Friday April 12th from 9 am to about 5 pm. The game jam will provide a theme, and a special object for us to build around. This is announced when the jam starts. If we get enough people we may split into separate teams. Please bring a laptop, and any additional tools you think would be helpful. For example, microphone for recording sounds, drawing pad or tablet for making art.

All Things .NET with the Marketbeat team!

Thursday, April 25, 2024 5:00PM - SFDevs

Come for an evening of all things .NET. The MarketBeat team recently attended the DEVIntersection / Microsoft Azure + AI Conference. They’ll share a high level overview of the sessions and workshops that were available and the highlights of what they learned. Food will be available! Event photo from Markus Spiske from Pexels: https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-photo-of-matrix-background-1089438/.


Recent blog posts from the community:

Deferring JS Until Script Load

April 9, 2024 - https://mwop.net/

A common recommendation when using JavaScript is to put your <script> elements at the end of your HTML, including those that reference a JS file on your site. One issue, however, is that if you then have a script that references a function from another script, how do you ensure the other script is loaded already?

Why I Like Lifting Weights so Much

April 9, 2024 - https://trevorarnold.substack.com/

I had a “aha!” moment the other day, and I felt like it was something that was important enough to share. This moment came to me when working out in my home gym, which I then shared with my wife. If you know me, you likely know I enjoy lifting weights. If you did not know that about me, the title of this article likely gave that fact away. I have never really understood why I enjoyed the act of picking up heavy objects repeatedly so much.

Use .Net CancellationTokens

April 9, 2024 - https://www.aligneddev.net

Use the CancellationToken in your .Net Applications In .Net, the MVC/API Controller gives a CancellationToken. You should use this and pass it to the HttpClient inside of our Http package. See Recommended patterns for CancellationToken - Developer Support “Long running requests and cancellation Have you ever been on a website where you’ve made a request for a page, and it just sits there, supposedly loading? Eventually you get board and click the “Stop” button, or maybe hammer F5 to reload the page.

Addressing AWS S3 Sync Folder Issues

April 8, 2024 - https://mwop.net/

I have used S3 and S3-compatible storage for a long time now, and have used both s3cmd and the AWS CLI tooling to sync, either between buckets or with a local filesystem. It generally "just works". Except that when it doesn’t, it’s really hard to debug.

Software I Use as a Software Developer

March 14, 2024 - https://trevorarnold.substack.com/

Being a software developer by day, and many nights, I am always trying out new software and interested in what I can use to be the most effective human. In particular I am always on the hunt for software that can help me become a better father, husband, professional, software developer, and lifter. The tools that I use change fairly frequently, but I try to keep the transaction costs of switching to a minimum.


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