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App Access Control in 2018 (OAuth2 + OpenID)

One thing I’ve struggled with for the past few years is how to properly do authentication and authorization for web applications – but specifically, ASP.NET Web API (and now, ASP.NET Core Web API). In my professional opinion, building “API first”

Posted in .NET Core, ASP.NET, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Security

What I learned from bringing an AngularJS app to production

A couple of months ago, I was innocently asked by co-worker, author, F# MVP and all-around-nice-guy, Jamie Dixon if I wanted to participate in a work-based hackathon for the weekend. I naively said “sure!” Well, we ended up winning 1st

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Entity Framework, General, JQuery, New Technology, Professional Development, SQL, Uncategorized, Visual Studio, Web Services

Getting jQuery.Knob to work with AngularJS

Everyone knows babies like a “busy box”:   in the same way that managers like website “dashboards”: Ok – to be fair, everyone likes dashboards, but I do often refer them as busy boxes because that are colorful to look 

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, JQuery, Uncategorized

State of mobile app development (November 2015 edition)

Wait a second… Who am *I* to give the “state of” an entire industry? Well, I’m nobody – but I am pretty familiar (at the coding level) for all of the relevant technologies, and I have come to an extremely

Posted in Apple Stuff, ASP.NET, Azure, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, Linux, Mobile, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows, Windows Store, WindowsPhone, XAML

Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) vs custom code. Build vs Buy (Oct 2015 Edition)

NOTE: This is not a sponsored post. These opinions are my own, based on my own research and testing! There was the olden days of websites and mobile technology. There were proprietary silos of technology. Then, there was an awkward

Posted in ASP.NET, AWS, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, SQL, Uncategorized, Web Services

Finally learning OAuth and proper ASP.NET Web API

To know me is to know my quest, my journey for how to properly implement ASP.NET Web API and especially how to properly use OAuth. Ever since I learned about (and fell in love with) Azure Mobile Services and AngularJS

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Mobile, New Technology, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Web Services, WindowsPhone

Docker: Deploying an ASP.NET 5 app to run on Ubuntu Linux server

Last week was one of Microsoft’s biggest conferences, “Build”. If you didn’t go, or watch all of the content live, you can see the keynote and all of the sessions from here: Build 2015https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2015 To me, it’s alarming to see

Posted in ASP.NET, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Open Source, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Visual Studio
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