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Announcing: Using OpenAPI/Swagger for Testing and Code Generation in ASP.NET Core Course Published at Pluralsight

Over the weekend my latest course was published.  This one tackles 2 somewhat underused features of OpenAPI: generating code from an OpenAPI specification and learning how it can help with generating API tests.  Here’s what you can expect: Testing an API improves its reliability. Generating client-side code helps with getting started fast when building a… Read more »

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Team Up IT Session: Async Best Practices in ASP.NET Core

On Friday April 12th (2019) I’m delivering a session on Async Best Practices in ASP.NET Core for Team It Up in ‘s Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands).  Doors open at 5pm, food and drinks are included, and the session is free to attend.  Interested?  You can sign up here.  Here’s what the session will cover: Did you… Read more »

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Announcing: Documenting an ASP.NET Core API with OpenAPI / Swagger Course Published at Pluralsight

If you’ve been following my courses at Pluralsight you know I’m mostly focused on APIs and security.  Up until now, I never really touched upon documenting such an API.  Well, today I’m happy to announce that my new course is a deep dive into documenting an ASP.NET Core API with OpenAPI (Swagger) – and it’s… Read more »

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Feature Release: Marvin.Cache.Headers 3.1

I just pushed a new release of Marvin.Cache.Headers to NuGet.  This feature release adds a new extension point (via ILastModifiedInjector) that allows injecting the LastModified date for resources for which you explicitly know that date. By default the middleware assumes the LastModified date is the date at which the request first hits the middleware.  In… Read more »

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Join Me at Techorama 2019–Space Edition

Part of the Techorama 2019 – Space Edition agenda has been released, and I’m on it Techorama is Belgium’s biggest IT conference, with about 1700 expected attendees and over 130 sessions.  I’ll deliver a (completely new!) session on using HttpClient in .NET Core.  Some info: Applications, ranging from ASP.NET Core web apps over mobile Xamarin… Read more »

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Announcing: Using HttpClient to Consume APIs in .NET Core Course Published at Pluralsight

I created quite a few courses on building APIs with ASP.NET Core in the past.  One of the questions that often pops up is “ok, well, now how do I consume such an API?”  If you’re wondering about that as well, my new course is for you   It’s an in-depth look at using HttpClient… Read more »

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My Pluralsight Courses

Documenting an API is often regarded as a tedious yet essential task. By using OpenAPI / Swagger, which integrates nicely with ASP.NET Core, you can take on this task. In this course you’ll learn how to do that.

  • Intermediate

  • February 27th, 2019

In this course you’ll get an in depth look at using HttpClient and HttpClientFactory to integrate with an API, from basic CRUD operations over streaming and compression to dealing with errors and extending HttpClient with custom message handlers.

  • Intermediate

  • January 11th, 2019

Coding an asynchronous API comes with its own set of challenges. In this course you’ll learn what they are and how you can benefit from writing async code. You’ll learn how to do that starting at the bottom layer and working right up to the top.

  • Intermediate

  • August 14th, 2018

When you’re building an ASP.NET Core 2 MVC web app or API, you’ll want to secure it sooner than later. In this course, you’ll learn how to utilize OAuth2 and OpenID Connect, today’s widely-used standards, to help you achieve your goals efficiently.

  • Intermediate

  • June 21st, 2018

ASP.NET Core 2 incorporates a few important changes and new features. This course will teach you how to upgrade your existing web API, built with ASP.NET Core 1.x, to ASP.NET Core 2.0.

  • Beginner

  • October 19th, 2017

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