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Async ASP.NET Core APIs: Source Code

A few weeks ago, I received a comment from Peter Santiago on my Building Your First API with ASP.NET Core course at Pluralsight, asking what the required steps would be to make the API fully async.  I replied that the best way to tackle that is to start at the lowest level layer, and build… Read more »

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Marvin.JsonPatch.Dynamic 1.1 Released

On the tail of last week’s release of Marvin.JsonPatch 1.1, I just released a new version of Marvin.Json.Dynamic (1.1).  It adds support for case transforming for untyped JsonPatchDocuments (see https://www.kevindockx.com/marvin-jsonpatch-1-1-released/ for some details on how this was implemented for typed JsonPatchDocuments): JsonPatchDocument patchDoc = new JsonPatchDocument(CaseTransformType.CamelCase); You can find it on NuGet.  If you encounter… Read more »

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Marvin.JsonPatch 1.1 Released

I’m happy to announce that a new version of Marvin.JsonPatch has just been released.  The main addition to v1.1 is that you can now choose how to serialize your patch document as far as property casing is concerned, by passing it in to the JsonPatchDocument<T> constructor as such: JsonPatchDocument<SimpleDTO> patchDoc = new JsonPatchDocument<SimpleDTO>(CaseTransformType.CamelCase); You can… Read more »

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Techorama 2017: REST, Just the Hard Parts Slides & Code

I just finished my Techorama 2017 session.  Wondering what it was all about? REST is… a bit of a wonder really. It’s probably the most misused term for describing APIs, as most RESTful APIs that are called RESTful aren’t really RESTful. That’s because REST is an architectural style that isn’t that easy to correctly implement…. Read more »

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ASP.NET Core Sessions: Source Code

Thanks to everyone who came to one of two sessions on Building an API with ASP.NET Core, the last one of which was a DevStories meetup yesterday. For those who were there, or for those who weren’t and are interested in the source code: you can find that at my GitHub. As mentioned, this was… Read more »

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DevStories Meetup: Building an API with ASP.NET Core

Have you ever heard of DevStories?  These are regular evening talks about software development and operations, organised through Meetup & sponsored by Realdolmen (free food! free drinks! :)). Starting on April 13th, Wesley Cabus & I will deliver 3 sessions on ASP.NET Core. In the first session I’ll explain what .NET Core & ASP.NET Core are,… Read more »

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My Pluralsight Courses

APIs should adhere to the constraints enforced by the REST architectural style. By doing that, you’ll end up with a stable, functional, and predictable API, standardized where possible.

  • Intermediate

  • March 13th, 2017

ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core signify the direction Microsoft is taking with its developer frameworks. In this course, you’ll learn about the important concepts of ASP.NET Core related to building an API.

  • Beginner

  • November 7th, 2016

OData V4, an open OASIS standard dubbed “The Best Way to REST,” aims to standardize the process of building RESTful APIs. Discover OData and how to build and consume a RESTful API that adheres to the OData V4 standard, using ASP.NET (Web API).

  • Beginner

  • May 11th, 2016

When you’re building an Angular or ASP.NET MVC-based application, sooner or later you’ll want to secure it – preferably sooner rather than later. In this course, you’ll learn how OAuth2 and OpenID Connect, today’s widely-used standards, can help you with that.

  • Intermediate

  • December 21st, 2015

We all seem to be building RESTful APIs these days. But REST is bigger than that: it’s an architectural system. If you’re looking to learn what REST really is and how to build a RESTful API with Web API, aimed at multiple client types (web/mobile), this is the right course for you.  

  • Intermediate

  • March 5th, 2015

XAML is the language of choice for WPF, Windows Phone, Windows Store, and Silverlight apps. This course is a very demo-driven, practical introduction to XAML, aimed at anyone who wants to get started with XAML.

  • Beginner

  • July 16th, 2014

This course covers the different aspects of performance in Windows 8 applications, a definite must for any Windows 8 developer. Learn about the impact of how your XAML is structured, working with large collections & virtualization, async, analytics, and much more.  

  • Intermediate

  • August 30th, 2013

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