Faster Development with .NET Watch and Blazor

In this video we’ll explore how .NET Watch can vastly improve your productivity when building dynamic UI’s with Blazor.

September 3, 2021

Read More

Adding Validation MetaData to Entity Framework Auto Generated Classes

Entity Framework’s Code First is one of my favorite tools, but in my experience it is somewhat uncommon to build a database from scratch. More often you are accessing and editing data in an existing database, or modifying its schema. Thankfully, Entity Framework 6.1 introduced “reverse code first”, which is more officially known as

March 3, 2015

Read More

Creating a Generic Repository with Entity Framework and MVC

Hey there! So, I really like Generic Repositories.  They are a very useful design pattern and are enjoyable to use once configured properly.  However, when I first started learning about this design pattern I found a lot of the tutorials out there to be overly convoluted. The goal of this article is to get you …

January 24, 2015

Read More

Efficient MVC Redirects Using an HTTP Module

Redirects are a common necessity for websites operating in the real world.  Perhaps your marketing team wants a URL changed, or perhaps there has been an architectural change in your application that impacts its URL structure.  Maybe you’re just experimenting with SEO.  Regardless of the reason, there are a lot of ways to handle redirects …

November 2, 2014

Read More

General Thoughts on Passing Exam 70-486 (MVC Web Applications)

It’s a beautiful day! This week I was fortunate enough to pass the Microsoft Certification Exam 70-486, which focuses on web application development with MVC and Azure.  Due to the non-disclosure agreement I signed (digitally) I can’t reveal and specific questions or example from the test, but I can offer some general thoughts and guidance

July 10, 2014

Read More

Streaming Authenticated Video with Amazon Web Services and .NET

Welcome! This post is designed to alleviate much of the confusion surrounding AWS video streaming, specifically with .NET applications. If you are looking for a complete guide to setting up authenticated streaming for both HTML 5 and Flash from start to finish, this is the place to be. If you are already familiar with AWS, …

December 10, 2013

Read More