Author Archives: Rachel Appel

About Rachel Appel

Rachel Appel is a Developer Advocate at JetBrains focusing on .NET, Azure, and web development technologies. She has been in the business of creating software for nearly 30 years as an author, mentor, and speaker at top industry conferences around the world. Her hobbies include science, reading, languages, and travel. Follow Rachel on Twitter or check out her personal blog

Find your perfect web development style using Rider

Authoring web apps requires that you blend several languages to create the final product – HTML, JavaScript, and CSS at a minimum. Additionally, we often have to deal with a server side language such as ASP.NET, PHP, Java, or Python, … Continue reading

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.NET Annotated Monthly | November 2019

Here comes November! Residents of the world, we are all sailing fast toward the end of the year! In November 1983, Microsoft released Microsoft Word, then called Multi-Tool Word and made free trials available through PC World magazine. .NET news … Continue reading

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Find your perfect database development style with Rider

Rider contains many features for styling code so that it’s easy to read, and therefore easy to understand and maintain that code. This post is part of a series around finding a coding style that fits you like a glove, … Continue reading

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.NET Annotated Monthly | October 2019

October. Around the globe, seasons ease into autumn and spring, awaiting the changing leaves or the return of nature. Stores in the USA and Germany are selling Christmas goods already – that’s just crazy! Nonetheless, October means there’s no better … Continue reading

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Build HTML and JavaScript apps using Rider

HTML and JavaScript are the most popular programming languages today powering the internet. Whether desktop or mobile, a front-end is almost always required, and HTML and JavaScript are the only game in town for front-end web development. ASP.NET developers need … Continue reading

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Find your perfect C# style using Rider

What does C# code with good style look like? While it depends somewhat on the individual or team, there are a few popular staples of style when it comes to C#, and you’ll read about those here. Regardless of what’s … Continue reading

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.NET Annotated Monthly | September 2019

Ahhh, September. It’s such a great month that it’s been memorialized in a popular song by Earth, Wind, and Fire. In many places, school starts again and autumn will soon be upon us (for the north half of the world). … Continue reading

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Create a robust OO model in .NET with Rider

Creating object-oriented models and systems is at the heart of .NET development. An object model is a language neutral logical mapping between digital objects and real life objects. They often represent objects that are required for a business, such as … Continue reading

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.NET Annotated Monthly – August 2019

Welcome to the newest newsletter from JetBrains, .NET Annotated Monthly! This newsletter is hosted by Rachel Appel, a Developer Advocate at JetBrains, with occasional updates from other JetBrains Developer Advocates. In this newsletter you’ll be treated to .NET (and related) news, tips … Continue reading

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Find your perfect coding style using Rider

A coding style is a way to consistently write code in a particular way. Style is all about readability. A good style should make it smooth, easy, and pleasant for you and others to read and modify. Code that’s easy … Continue reading

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