Converting nearly every type to another type in .NET
“.NET does not provide a generic way for conversions across all types. Even the base types are not handled the same way. And not all possible conversions across the base types are supported. We had a look at the different techniques and ended up with the UniversalTypeConverter as a generic solution filling the gaps and with some useful options on top.
Maybe, it is a historical thing that TypeConverter is not used on all types. But this is definitely the way to go if you want to provide your own types being convertible.”
If you are working with APIs, you need Postman. It really simplifies debugging your own API servers and the APIs that you are using.
“Postman is the only complete API development environment, for API developers, used by more than 6 million developers and 100,000 companies worldwide. Postman makes working with APIs faster and easier by supporting developers at every stage of their workflow, and is available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux users.”
Unreal Engine 4 now is pretty close to real-time photorealistic graphics on mainstream hardware. It certainly creates a challenge for those producing 3D content, as the output is only as good as the input.