Weekly Update: July 2 - 8, 2018
With Independence Day taking place in the states this week, it was time to take a step back and relax for a day. I took the day to read about sleep. My key source was Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. Why We Sleep is filled with information on how important sleep truly is. When it comes to our health, sleeping 8+ hours a day is essential for 99% of the population. Lack of sleep can lead to heart issues, high blood pressure, and even Alzheimer’s. It’s not just our health though, not sleeping enough can prevent our minds from learning new material. Get 8+ hours of sleep every chance you get, it’s worth it.
I continued my progress on learning about xUnit.net. This week I worked through ASP.NET Core MVC Testing Fundamentals on Pluralsight. True to its title, it demonstrates how to test ASP.NET Core projects. The course covers basic testing concepts with xUnit, like Fact and Theory, using mocks, testing controllers, integration tests, and also doing UI tests with Selenium. Overall, it’s a great course. I found it to be better than Testing .NET Core Code with xUnit.net: Getting Started just because there is more content. I’d recommend starting with ASP.NET Core MVC Testing Fundamentals for anyone considering these courses to learn xUnit.net.
Pluralsight Course(s): ASP.NET Core MVC Testing Fundamentals
Book(s): Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Pluralsight Course(s): React 16 - The Complete Guide
Book(s): Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation
On the Next…
The development of my chat app with ASP.NET Core SignalR and React is coming along nicely. If you’re interested, you can track the code over here: NETCorePlayground. The functionality is getting there and I should be able to get a demo live soon. It’s been fun putting a little bit of time into the project each day. I’ll be working on it more this week.