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n.  A person who has special knowledge or experience;
an expert.


n.  An expert developer with great influence.

Scott Allen

Scott Allen’s blog features development advice straight from the trenches. Scott shares his experiences, what he tried, what worked, what didn't, and traps to avoid. Alongside architecture and project management-focused blog entries, you'll find more nitty-gritty technical posts about LINQ, JavaScript and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Windows® Workflow, and Silverlight.

OdeToCode | 09 Feb 2016 09:12

How To Stop Worrying About ASP.NET Startup ConventionsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....There are 2 kinds of developers. Those who love conventions and those who loathe conventions. The former group sees conventions as a means to remove boilerplate code and expose the essence of software by avoiding ceremony. The later group tends to..."
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OdeToCode | 08 Feb 2016 09:12

The New Fetch StandardSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....The XMLHttpRequest object has been around, in one form or another, since 1999. XHR has been a key ingredient in most web applications for well over a decade now. During that time various libraries have wrapped the API to make XHR more palatable and..."
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OdeToCode | 05 Feb 2016 09:12

Some of My Favorite MapsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....I remember being a kid in the back seat of my parents car on a 10 hour jaunt to Indiana when I first discovered the joys of a Rand McNally Road Atlas. I used to keep track of our progress along the highway, but also trace routes to destinations I’d..."
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OdeToCode | 04 Feb 2016 09:12

Extending Razor Views in ASP.NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....If you need to add capabilities to Razor views in ASP.NET Core, there are a few different approaches you can take. @inherits By default, a Razor view inherits from RazorPage<T>, where T is the type of model as set by the @model directive...."
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OdeToCode | 03 Feb 2016 09:12

Spying on Razor View CompilationSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Sometimes the best way to understand code is to compile and execute the code. In this scenario I needed to understand a bit more about view compilation in ASP.NET Core. Here is a simple spy to track the file information and compilation results for..."
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OdeToCode | 02 Feb 2016 12:10

Serving Up node_modules In ASP.NETSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....The wwwroot folder in ASP.NET isn't the only place for static files. Briefly, in haiku form: Serve files from anywhere Configure static file middleware Each provider thaws the frozen bits of winter Recently, I wanted to serve files from both..."
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OdeToCode | 01 Feb 2016 10:02

A Different Perspective on ASP.NET MiddlewareSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....When I was a boy, my parents would select a weekend every late summer to freeze corn for our Sunday meals in the winter months. The process started early in the morning when dad would drive us to a local farm. We’d purchase a few hundred ears..."
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OdeToCode | 30 Nov 2015 09:12

Working With Typed Headers in ASP.NETSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Inside of a controller in ASP.NET 5, the Request and Response properties both give you access to a Headers property. Headers is a simple IHeaderDictionary and will ultimately hand out string values. Bring in the Microsoft.AspNet.Http namespace and..."
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OdeToCode | 23 Nov 2015 09:12

What Every JavaScript Developer Should Know About ECMAScript 2015Subscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Now available on Amazon, What Every JavaScript Developer Should Know About ECMAScript 2015 is the book I'd like to read about the new features in the JavaScript language. The book isn't a reference manual or an exhaustive list of everything in the..."
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OdeToCode | 12 Nov 2015 09:12

An ASP.NET 5 Overview VideoSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....I recorded an ASP.NET 5 Overview during some unexpected free time and placed the video here on OdeToCode. I recorded during the beta6 / beta7 timeframe, so the video will need some updates in the future, else you'll find two vast and trunkless legs..."
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Scott Allen


Maryland, USA