Workshop: Introduction to Distributed Systems with .NET Core

A practical online workshop from Dylan Beattie for .NET developers
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Workshop: Introduction to Distributed Systems with .NET Core
Workshop: Introduction to Distributed Systems with .NET Core
Event is over
Event is over
Event is over

Unfortunately, the number of seats is limited and all tickets have already been sold. But there is also good news: we are already planning to repeat the workshop. If you want to book a ticket for the same workshop, please fill out this form. As soon as we open sales - you will receive a message.

A hands-on workshop with Dylan Beattie, covering HTTP, REST, GraphQL, gRPC, RabbitMQ, and SignalR: what they do, why you would use them, and how they all work with C# and .NET Core.

This workshop gives you a hands-on introduction to the most important messaging patterns used in modern application development. Using .NET Core and C#, we’ll build a series of small example apps and services, wire them together using these patterns, and discuss how – and when – you’d apply the same patterns in your own applications.

Workshop will be held on July 6, 7 from 4 p.m to 8 p.m. (UTC+3). Timezone: EEST.

Course Structure and Contents


  • What are “distributed systems”?
  • Monoliths and microservices
  • Common integration patterns
  • Principles of distributed architecture

  • Connecting Components using HTTP

  • HTTP architectural patterns – XMLRPC, REST, GraphQL
  • Designing HTTP APIs
  • HTTP frameworks: WebAPI, NancyFX, ServiceStack
  • Working with HTTP APIs: testing and tooling
  • Scaling HTTP APIs: caching strategies
  • Exercise: building an HTTP API client and server

  • Message queues and pub/sub

  • Principles of message queues
  • Message queueing in .NET – Redis, MSMQ, EasyNetQ
  • Queueing strategies and error handling
  • Advanced architectural patterns: CQRS, event sourcing
  • Exercise: building a pub/sub system using .NET

  • Protocol Buffers and gRPC

  • History of RPC on .NET – SOAP, DISCO, WSDL, WCF
  • Introduction to Protocol Buffers
  • Contract-first development
  • Architecture Patterns/Styles;
  • Advantages of gRPC
  • Exercise: high-performance architecture using gRPC

  • Connecting to the Web

  • Integrating browsers with distributed systems
  • The “Backends for Frontends” pattern
  • Working with SignalR
  • Exercise: real-time browser notifications using SignalR

  • Check invitation from Dylan Beattie:

    Target Audience and Prerequisites

    Number of participants: up to 20 participants.

    The event will be held in English.

    This workshop is aimed at developers with some experience writing applications using C# and Microsoft .NET.

    The workshop is run fully online, using Zoom and various online collaboration tools. Attendees will be writing and running .NET code during the workshop, so will need to join the workshop on a computer running Windows, macOS or Linux, and ideally install the Microsoft .NET SDK from here.

    Exercises can be done in .NET Framework 4.6+ or .NET Core 2.0+

    Speaker Dylan Beattie

    — Dylan Beattie created his first web page in 1992;

    — With nearly 25 years’ experience as a professional developer, he’s worked on everything from static websites to distributed microservice architectures;

    — Dylan is a Microsoft MVP and the creator of the Rockstar esoteric programming language;

    — He’s presented talks about technology and software development at conferences and events all over the world;

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