Creating a data pipeline with multiple blocks
One of the biggest advantages of using dataflow blocks is the ability to link them and create a complete workflow or data pipeline. In the previous section, we saw how this linking worked between producer and consumer blocks. In this section, we will create a console application with a pipeline of five dataflow blocks all linked together to complete a series of tasks. We will leverage
ActionBlock to take an RSS feed and output a list of categories that are unique across all blog posts in the feed. Follow these steps:
- Start by creating a new .NET 6 console application in Visual Studio named
- Add the System.ComponentModel.Syndication NuGet package that we used in the previous example.
- Add the same
RssFeedServiceclass from the previous example. You can right-click on the project in Solution Explorer and select Add | Existing Item or you can create a new class named...