Error Handling in Python: Result Class

In a previous post, I presented a C# Result class that represents the outcome of an operation. This class is intended to be used for error handling as an alternative to throwing and handling exceptions. I was introduced to this concept by a post from the Enterprise Craftsmanship blog. I recommend reading the entire post, which is part of a series examining how principles from Functional Programming can be applied to C# (the entire blog is recommended reading IMO).... Read More

Task-based Socket Extension Methods (C# TPL)

The Task-based Asynchronous Pattern (TAP) is the recommended way to write asynchronous code for .NET applications. As I explained in my last post, TAP is intended to replace the Asynchronous Programming Model (APM) and the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern (EAP), however many classes in the .NET framework still use these older patterns. Fortunately, these can be turned into TAP-style “awaitable” methods with relative ease. By doing so, you reap the benefits that come from working with Task (and Task) objects.... Read More