Service Fabric Handbook


This post is a handbook where you probably will find an answer to “How different things works in Azure Service Fabric?” question. Almost all of the information (around 90%) is from docs.microsoft.com, GitHub and etc., the rest of it are personal findings made during development of CoherentSolutions.Extensions.ServiceFabric.Hosting.

Where possible the information will be confirmed by reliable source (docs, issues or posts).

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.NET R&D Digest (December, 2021)

In the last Monday of 2021, as promised, I present you one more issue of .NET R&D Digest! This issue is a bit special because besides amazing blog posts dedicated to .NET & Windows, it also includes an amazing tale about Midori, which I personally read multiple times and every time I read it, I found something new in it («The Error Model» is my favourite).

This issue includes bits of Windows, diagnostics, story, software development, operating systems, C#, testing, COM and a bit to watch and learn about .NET.

Have a good read!

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.NET R&D Digest (November, 2021)

Here it comes – a last (but not least) month of the year, December. This month is mostly famous because of New Year celebration but this year I hope it also will become recognised because there will be two issues of .NET R&D Digest to read – one for November (this one) and one for December (expected to be available closer to the end of the month).

This issues includes bits of software development, architecture, .NET (and .NET Internals), debugging, diagnostics, tools and compilers!

Have a nice read and have fun 🙂

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.NET R&D Digest (October, 2021)

November is here, and in world of .NET it means – .NET Conf and a lot of new and interesting stuff to watch and learn. And one of such things (I hope) – is a new issue of .NET R&D Digest!

Today’s issues contains bits of computer science, software development, .NET, tooling and videos to watch and learn something new!

Enjoy your reading!

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.NET R&D Digest (September, 2021)

Today is the first day of October and by a share coincidence, today is Friday. Could you imagine a better day for a new issues of .NET R&D Digest? I can’t 🙂

This issues contains bits of software development, diagnostics, learning, DevOps and of course a lot of .NET (why wouldn’t it?)

Have a nice read and have a great weekend!

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.NET R&D Digest (August, 2021)

The summer is over, the sun isn’t shining as bright as a month ago. What does it mean? It means we will have more time to read something interesting – like a new issue of .NET R&D Digest which is by a fair coincidence is … here!

This issue includes a bits of story, software development, .NET, security, diagnostics, performance and computer science.


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Building, Testing and Debugging Visual Studio C++ project in Visual Studio Code


Starting from 2021/08/20 (as the result of this PR) Visual Studio Code documentation has been updated to include information about how to run Visual Studio Code outside of Developers Command Prompt.However, if you are interested in a story of how this happened or you need to run and debug Visual Studio tests using vstest.console.exe right from Visual Studio Code then, I invite you to continue reading the post.


I started to code in C/Win32 API in the university and I continue to do this almost every day. I am not a professional C/C++ developer nor Windows internals specialist, however I like to write in C. Why I am telling this? Because it won’t be a surprise, all my C/C++ projects were always written in Visual Studio with all it’s goodies like IntelliSense, projects support and extensions like Visual Assist.

However, in a last few years working with .NET Core I’ve found myself doing almost all my coding in Visual Studio Code and to be honest I get used to its simplicity and blazing speed. So for me it was kind of logical and full of sense step to move my C/Win32 API development from Visual Studio to Visual Studio Code, and having previously a slick transition experience in .NET, I was expecting somewhat similar but it turned out to be not that simple, especially if you don’t want to cut off Visual Studio completely.

In this post I would like to share how you can configure Visual Studio Code to build, test and debug Visual Studio C++ project.

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.NET R&D Digest (April, 2021)

Today is the last day of April which is also turned out to be a Friday, and, what is always nice to have before weekend? – something to read! 😊 So, here is a new issue of .NET R&D Digest, just for that!

This issue contains bits of computer science, operating systems, security, performance, diagnostics, CSS, .NET and interesting tools to explore.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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