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

.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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Work effectively with JSON using Rider

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a text based, language independent data format. It’s more widely used than any other format, surpassing XML and others in popularity. That’s because JSON is meant to address the shortcomings of other data formats so that … Continue reading

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Fun and entertaining plugins for Rider

Rider’s ecosystem has many plugins covering a multitude of categories, including really fun ones. We’ve highlighted several plugins on this blog previously, but none specifically for the “fun stuff” category – apart from maybe Power Mode II and Nyan Progress … Continue reading

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A better look at Dockerfiles: creating a container with Rider

As we have seen in our previous post, Docker is a technology that allows you to create containers, which are units of software containing the environment and all the dependencies needed to develop, test, or deploy an app. In this … Continue reading

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Containers? Images? An introduction to Docker in Rider

Docker enables developers to build, debug, test, and deploy applications without having to worry about the environment that the app runs in. That’s because Docker uses container technology that allows us to develop, test, or deploy apps in a movable, … Continue reading

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