Camilo Reyes

Software Engineer from Houston, Texas. Passionate about C# and clean code that runs without drama. When not coding, loves to cook and work on random home projects.

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29 January 2024
29 January 2024

C# Cancellation Tokens in AWS

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A colleague of mine once asked about cancellation tokens in AWS. This question got me thinking about this problem and got me curious on whether there is any support. Turns out it is an interesting topic with lots of pitfalls. If you don’t know about cancellations tokens, they are used in C# are used to … Read more
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07 December 2023
07 December 2023

AWS Step Functions in C# – Part 2

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In part one of this series, I built a state machine which runs in the background to process uploaded resumes via step functions in C#. The overall process took seconds to complete, and this made it unsuitable for actual users who demand immediate (or at least, subsecond,) results. To recap, the state machine executed two … Read more
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17 August 2023
17 August 2023

AWS Step Functions in C#

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Step functions allow complex solutions to process data in the background. This frees users from having to wait on the results while it is running. Imagine a use case where someone uploads a resume because sifting through resumes takes time, a background process can curate the data and have it ready for a recruiter. In … Read more
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25 January 2023
25 January 2023

AWS Lambdas with C#

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Serverless computing is pushing C# to evolve to the next level. This is exciting because you pay-per-use and only incur charges when the code is running. This means that .NET 6 must spin up fast, do its job, then die quickly. This mantra of birth and rebirth pushes developers and the underlying tech to think … Read more
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12 February 2018
12 February 2018

URL Matching in C#

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Comparing URLs in C# code is a common task and seems simple. Camilo Reyes shows us that there are many pitfalls to avoid since people can come up with several ways to type the same URL. He then demonstrates how to solve several URL comparison problems.… Read more
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30 January 2017
30 January 2017

Working with the BigInt Type in Node and SQL Server

Node.JS and SQL Server are a good match for creating non-blocking, event-driven database applications. Though you can use ODBC or JDBC to communicate between the two, it is possible to run such applications on platforms such as Azure, Linux, OSX and iOS by using Node together with the JavaScript TDS library called 'Tedious'. 'Tedious' is a mature product but it is still possible to get things wrong in converting SQL Server datatypes such as BigInt to native Javascript data. … Read more