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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 | 24 Apr 2017 09:12

ASP.NET Configuration Options Will Understand ArraysSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Continuing on topics from code reviews. Last year I saw some C# code working very hard to process an application config file like the following: { "Storage": { "Timeout": "25", "Blobs": [ { "Name": "Primary",..."
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OdeToCode | 21 Apr 2017 09:11

ASP.NET Core Dependency Injection Understands Unbound GenericsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Continuing with topics based on ASP.NET Core code reviews. Here is a bit of code I came across in an application’s Startup class. public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services) { services.AddScoped<IStore<User>,..."
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OdeToCode | 19 Apr 2017 09:12

ASP.NET Core Middleware Components are SingletonsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....This is the first post in a series of posts based on code reviews of systems where ASP.NET Core is involved. I recently came across code like the following: public class FaultyMiddleware { public FaultyMiddleware(RequestDelegate next) {..."
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OdeToCode | 04 Apr 2017 09:12

Developing with .NET on Microsoft AzureSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....My latest Pluralsight course is alive and covers Azure from a .NET developers perspective. Some of what you’ll learn includes: - How to create an app service to host your web application and API backend - How to monitor, manage, debug, and scale an..."
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OdeToCode | 03 Apr 2017 09:12

The Joy of Azure CLI 2.0Subscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....The title here is based on a book I remember in my mom’s kitchen: The Joy of Cooking. The cover of her book was worn, while the inside was dog eared and bookmarked with notes. I started reading my mom’s copy when I started working in a..."
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OdeToCode | 16 Feb 2017 09:11

Notes for Getting Started with Power BI EmbeddedSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Doing some work where I thought Power BI Embedded would make for a good solution. The visuals are appealing and modern, and for customization there is the ability to use D3.js behind the scenes. I was also encouraged to see support in Azure for..."
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OdeToCode | 14 Feb 2017 09:11

ASP.NET Core and the Enterprise Part 4: Data AccessSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....When creating .NET Core and ASP.NET Core applications, programmers have many options for data storage and retrieval available. You’ll need to choose the option that fits your application’s needs and your team’s development style. In this article,..."
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OdeToCode | 12 Feb 2017 23:59

A Train in the NightSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....I’ll lived all my life near a town with the nickname “Hub City”. I know my town is not the only town in the 50 states with such a nickname, but we do have two major interstates, two mainline rail tracks, and one historic canal in..."
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OdeToCode | 10 Feb 2017 09:11

On .NET RocksSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....In episode 1405 I sit down with Carl and Richard at NDC London to talk about ASP.NET Core. I hope you find the conversation valuable...."
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OdeToCode | 06 Feb 2017 09:11

Anti-Forgery Tokens and ASP.NET Core APIsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....In modern web programming, you can never have too many tokens. There are access tokens, refresh tokens, anti-XSRF tokens, and more. It’s the last type of token that I’ve gotten a lot of questions about recently. Specifically, does one..."
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Scott Allen


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