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Announcing: Upgrading Your ASP.NET Core 1.x Web API to 2.0 course at Pluralsight

I’m very happy to announce that my latest Pluralsight course, Upgrading Your ASP.NET Core 1.x Web API to 2.0, went live. It’s a course aimed at those of you who built an API with ASP.NET Core 1.x and are wondering how to upgrade it to 2.0, including an explanation of the new features ASP.NET Core… Read more »

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Pluralsight Free Course of the Week: Building a RESTful API with ASP.NET Core

Some of you may already know this: each week Pluralsight offers one of their courses for free, so you don’t need a subscription to access it.  I’m happy to announce that one of the courses I’m most proud of, my Building a RESTful API with ASP.NET Core course, is this week’s free course. Here’s what… Read more »

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Announcing DevStories Meetup ASP.NET Core: Securing a Web App and API with OAuth2 and OIDC

I’m happy to announce a new DevStories session where Wesley Cabus & me will explain how to secure an ASP.NET Core web application & API.  DevStories sessions are free, everyone is welcome, and free food & drinks are included! It’s the third of three sessions on ASP.NET Core.  Previously, we built an API & a… Read more »

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ASP.NET Core 2.0 Update: Building Your First API with ASP.NET Core

I’m happy to announce that my Pluralsight course, Building Your First API with ASP.NET Core, has now been updated for ASP.NET Core 2.0. It includes updated content regarding the IDE, framework changes & code changes related to building APIs with ASP.NET Core.  Next to that, it also includes new content detailing (ASP).NET Core 2.0 features… Read more »

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Announcing: Securing ASP.NET Core with OAuth2 and OpenID Connect Course Published at Pluralsight

The world doesn’t stop revolving during summer holidays. Proof of that: during my holiday, my new course got published at Pluralsight!  I’m quite excited about this one: it covers the ins and outs of securing web apps & APIs in ASP.NET Core, using OAuth2 and OpenID Connect. Here’s the full description: Knowing how to secure… Read more »

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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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My Pluralsight Courses

When you’re building an ASP.NET Core 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

  • August 7th, 2017

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.  Updated for ASP.NET Core 2.0, 2017/09.

  • 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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