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Worker Service in ASP .NET Core · Jun 11, 2019

This is the twenty-third of a series of posts on ASP .NET Core in 2019 - Wake Up And Code!

Automatic reconnects with SignalR 3.0 · Jun 11, 2019

In ASP.NET Core 3.0, Microsoft is updating the SignalR client by adding the ability to automatically reconnect when a connection is dropped. This blog post will show you how you can use this feature.

Style Guide
The Paradox of Abstraction: When Good Code is Bad Code · Jun 10, 2019

By Michael Thiessen

.NET Core
Accessing Configuration in .NET Core Test Projects · Jun 06, 2019

.NET Core provides a clean configuration system and in ASP.NET Core that code is automatically configured for you. In test and other non-Web projects however you have to manually configure the configuration provider yourself. In this post I look at a couple of ways to set up a configuration provider both using raw configuration objects or by explicitly configuring through the depedency injection system.

How to Add a Favicon to your Gatsby Site | Alex Trost · Jun 06, 2019

Learn how to quickly add a favicon to your Gatsby site by utilizing React Helmet

SHA 256 and SHA 512 hash examples · Jun 06, 2019

This post contains examples of how to generate a SHA 256 and SHA 512 hash key with the examples in C# and VB.NET. This solution matches the expected result for Ingenico's implementation for their payment gateway.

Beyond Basics - ASP.Net Core Adding and Using Configuration · Jun 06, 2019

Adding strongly typed configuration settings and injected them through dependency injection.

SQL Server
How to Connect to Your Local SQL Server From Inside Docker · Jun 06, 2019

If you are running an ASP.NET Core application from Docker and connecting to a SQL Server running on your PC then you might find you can't connect to it. In this post we'll look at what you need to do to make sure your containerized app can access SQL Server hosted on your own PC.

Throwing .NET Exceptions: ArgumentException and InvalidOperationException · May 30, 2019

An exception is thrown when an error is encountered in a running application, whether from bad code or bad user input. This post describes when and how to raise the ArgumentException and InvalidOperationException standard .NET exception types.

Asynchronous Programming
A Practical Example Of Asynchronous Programming in C# and ASP.NET · May 25, 2019

Let's take an existing synchronous ASP.NET web app and begin refactoring it to use asynchronous programming. Sample C# project included.