Anybody can jump a motorcycle. The trouble begins when you try to land it.
Every modern application will have to deal with security. Under .NET, security has been upgraded to use the ClaimsIdentity model and the biggest .NET frameworks have begun utilizing it: ASP.NET MVC, WebForms, and WebAPI. While authentication can be implemented directly in the application, most enterprises are leaning towards using an . . .
The easiest way possible
If you are working in the e-commerce industry, then you are familiar with the comparison grid. Normally a pivot table with the columns representing each option the user has available to them, and each row being the individual features of the option. Take, for example, this comparison grid of subscription options for the Spotify service.
The . . .
Generics are an essential feature of any statically typed language, and C# is no exception. Introduced in .NET 2.0, generics offer a way to strongly type container- like classes at compile time, rather than hoping all goes well at runtime. Previous to the introduction of generics, most developers were forced to cast to the base object class, . . .
It's ok to be lazy
I am a big fan of stateful properties on my C# objects, especially when it comes to ViewModels in ASP.NET MVC. Stateful properties describe the current internal state of your object using one or more existing members. Take a look at the following code snippets and consider which one you like better.
var result = !string.IsNullOrWhitespace( . . .
Failure is inevitable when building applications. ASP.NET has the ability to take an application offline when things have really gone past the point of recovery. I'll let Scott Guthrie explain how it works.
Basically, if you place a file with this name [**app_offline.htm**] in the root of a web application directory, ASP.NET 2.0 will . . .
Useful for other scenarios as well
Whenever building a querying API, whether web or local,I want to expose some basic features for my consumers: filtering, paging, and sorting. The first two are really easy to implement; well easy in respect to having solved them. Sorting on one field is easy, but becomes increasingly difficult when sorting on multiple fields. In this post, . . .
WebAPI is starting to grow on me. Just like any framework, it takes time to configure it the way I like, but luckily I've been able to configure everything that doesn't work with my sensibilities. One of the features I decided to tweak, is the format of the validation messages that come from WebAPI.
if (!ModelState.IsValid) return . . .