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Fabio's Blog

ASP.NET Core Integration Testing

Happy new year!

ASP.NET Core Integration Testing describes how to implement integration testing of an ASP.NET Core web API that uses EF Core and Migrations with Microsoft SQL Server, mocking the database context in order to use an SQLite in-memory database.

The complete source code of the solution is available here.

How Software Excellence Fuels Business Performance

I have recently read the article Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance, published by McKinsey & Company on Apr 20, 2020, which describes the dimensions and drivers that are used to measure what they call the Developer Velocity Index (DVI).

The article highlights that the four dimensions with the greatest impact on business performance are tools, culture, product management, and talent management.

In my article How Software Excellence Fuels Business Performance I put in my two cents on these four main dimensions, based on my experience.

An Introduction to Unit Testing

An Introduction to Unit Testing is the first technical article I publish on my blog

It is the summary of my unit testing training, whose sample code is available in my unit testing training project at the following location

Hidden Memories Part 2

Conduits is the sequel to Hidden Memories

Written as a letter from the protagonist of the first story to her psychiatrist, who has now become her mentor, it recounts three visions she had and she believes them to be of utter importance because they relate to the first hidden memory the psychiatrist chose when she started treating her

Hidden Memories

Hidden Memories is my first supernatural horror story about a gifted girl, haunted by some malign entity, who is helped by a psychiatrist blessed and cursed with the same gift

My Grandfather Used to Know How to Fly

Here is the story of a man who claimed he was able to fly in his youth and then he forgot how to do it as he grew up: My Grandfather Used to Know How to Fly

Almost five years ago I released a song with the same name

Diary of a Hospitalization

I wrote my new story Diary of a Hospitalization with an Orwellian-inspired society in mind. It is a story of loneliness and profound grief, of addiction and haunting ghosts

I had previously expressed some of the ideas shared by the protagonist about society in my song Outcast

The Von Neumann Link

My newest story is called The Von Neumann Link and it revolves around a science-fictional technology I humbly dedicate to the memory of John von Neumann. It is also a story about pandemics and the consequences of lockdowns on people's mental health

My Requiem

I wrote a weird tale called My Requiem

Here are a couple of songs of mine that might do well as a soundtrack:

Son and Father

I wrote a weird tale about a “Son and Father”, based on the lyrics of my song with the same title.

Fabio V The Toilet

I have been planning to start a blog for years, accumulating writings of different sorts waiting to be published. The occasion came a few days ago when I read a post on Patreon by Sadie Hartmann (aka Mother Horror) – of whom I am a big fan and proud supporter! – titled Janine Pipe Will Kill You for $1!

Extremely intrigued, I immediately started supporting Janine who, after contacting me to find out what my worst fear is, killed me in an ironic and lovely disgusting way: she clearly knows what anxiety is and how to render it in words!

I am deeply glad to inaugurate my blog by publishing the story she wrote for me: Fabio V The Toilet