How to Version Assemblies Destined for Nuget

Okay. Seriously. Versioning of third-party Nuget packages has been the bane of my existence for the past week. Nuget declares that packages under its system should follow Sematic Versioning, and that’s great… for the package. But it becomes a problem when the same versioning scheme is followed for the assembly. Continue reading “How to Version Assemblies Destined for Nuget”


Manatee.Json (Part… Oops!

The last time we looked at code, we covered user-defined serialization between data models and JSON. Today, we would have reviewed auto-serialization, but I’ve hit a snag. I recently did some performance testing, and found that Manatee.Json was quite slower than its nemesis, Newtonsoft.Json (or more familiarly, Json.Net). Continue reading “Manatee.Json (Part… Oops!”

Manatee.Json (Part 3: User-Defined Serialization)

In the past couple posts, we’ve looked at JSON as a language, how to represent it in code, and how to translate between JSON in a string and our object model. Now, let’s take a look at how we can make JSON work for us.

Most notably, JSON is used as an alternative data transfer format to XML in web API calls (usually, but not exclusively, in REST services). This is accomplished through the power of serialization. Continue reading “Manatee.Json (Part 3: User-Defined Serialization)”