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

New color highlighting features in Resharper 2019.3

Starting from Resharper 2019.3, we added more colors settings for highlighting code from Tools | Options | Fonts and Colors to adjust code highlighting more precisely. Let’s take a look at the new color options that are available! Before getting … Continue reading

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.NET Annotated Monthly | January 2020

And here we are, turning over a new year. Happy new year, everyone! Apple has made a lot of news in January over the years. The company itself incorporated in January 1977. Later, Apple introduced the Lisa computer in 1983 … Continue reading

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File bug and feature reports effectively and easily

This may seem basic to some, but a significant number of bug reports are difficult for the product developers to understand, because they are missing information, are vague or poorly written. Some users report problems with software but leave out … Continue reading

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.NET Annotated Monthly | December 2019

Did you know? In December, 1968 The CDC 7600 supercomputer was announced. This computer was enormous compared to today’s machines at 188 cm (74 in) tall and 302 cm (119 in) wide! But it paved the way for modern devices … Continue reading

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A quick overview of ASP.NET Core with Rider

ASP.NET Core is Microsoft’s latest version of its web development framework. It enables developers to build full stack web apps that are maintainable and scalable. This post covers a few basics about building ASP.NET Core web apps with Rider such … Continue reading

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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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