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Testing with EF Core Course Published at Pluralsight

I’m happy to announce that my latest course, Testing with EF Core, is now available over at Pluralsight.  If you’re interested in learning how EF Core can help with unit testing your application, check it out!  Here’s some additional information on what you can expect: In this course, Testing with EF Core, you will learn… Read more »

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Techorama 2019 Space Edition (Netherlands) Session Announced

I’m happy to announce that I’ll again be speaking at Techorama NL (Space Edition) on October 1st, 2019.  This time I’ll deliver a really in-depth session on securing APIs.  Here’s what you can expect: You probably know how to secure your API with access tokens, but did you know you can use reference tokens to… Read more »

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Marvin.JsonPatch 2.1.1 Release

Quick heads-up that a new version of Marvin.JsonPatch is available.  No big changes this time, just made sure the code is fully CLS compliant so it can be used in other .NET languages than C# as well.  This was a feature request, as some companies only allow CLS compliant code.  You can find the new… Read more »

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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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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

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