ASP.NET Core on Serverless Infrastructure (Toronto .NET Meetup)

ASP.NET Core (and .NET Core in general) is very exciting with its recent evolution and is only getting better. Its cross platform nature now gives us the ability to deploy on platforms with .NET that were never an option before....

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ASP.NET 5 & VS2015 Property Window ERROR

This particular bug has frustrated me for quite some time with ASP.NET 5 projects in Visual Studio 2015: "An error occurred trying to load the project properties window. Close the window and try again. COM object that has been separated...

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NSubstitute: A Refreshingly Simple Mocking Framework for Unit Tests

I have not worked with a lot of mocking or fakes frameworks. It always seems to be a topic just low enough on my priority list that I think I should probably do that sometime, but then never actually get...

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AutoMapper: MapFrom vs. ResolveUsing

If you have not yet had the opportunity to use Jimmy Bogards AutoMapper yet for data transfer mappings between objects, it is truly a great simple way to convert between your DTO’s. Essentially it automatically maps everything from one .NET...

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ASP.NET Bright Future (4.5.2 & vNext)

 .NET 4.5.2 If you have not taken a look yet, be sure to check out the .NET Framework 4.5.2 release. It has a couple of new things to note: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/05/05/announcing-the-net-framework-4-5-2-release.aspx I was initially excited about the QueueBackgroundWorkItem method on the...

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Bundling Resource Files to JavaScript

The following is a promotional demo of the course I released on Pluralsight at the end of 2013. The course covers everything from introductions into getting started with ASP.NET Bundling all the way to architectural considerations as well as it...

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Bundling with SourceURL for Dynamically Loaded Scripts

The Problem In today’s world of large amounts of client side scripts, you may find yourself dynamically loading some of the scripts based on modularity or some other business related requirement. For example, if you give the user the option...

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New Pluralsight Course: ASP.NET Bundling & Minification

In the 3rd quarter of 2013 I began a slightly different path in my development career and began working on a hardcore developer training course on ASP.NET Bundling and Minification, under the banner of the Pluralsight training website. I'm happy...

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Pluralizing in the .NET Framework

It is always statically frustrating / tedious and awful code you need to write when you have to pluralize or singularize a word. What is even worse is when people don’t bother doing that and just leave the singularized word...

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Web API Signatures with Multiple Complex Parameters

I’ll qualify this post up front by say it is probably going to be more of a “rant” than most. That being said, I am very big fan of ASP.NET Web API, and am looking forward to see the enhancements...

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