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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 | 26 Jun 2019 12:24

Talk Ideas for 2020Subscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....After a 12-month break from developer conferences, I'm looking forward to working with a small handful of conferences next year. I've been kicking around some ideas for topics I’d like to talk about, and I'm sharing those ideas because thoughts and..."
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OdeToCode | 24 Jun 2019 13:12

Questions from the NDC Oslo Panel Discussion on the Future of .NETSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....At NDC Olso I was part of a panel discussion with Julie Lerman, David Fowl er, Damian Edwards, and Bryan Hogan. Here are my stream of consciousness answers for some of the questions presented to the panelists. Not all the questions were directed to..."
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OdeToCode | 13 Jun 2019 13:21

MVC 5 In RetrospectSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....I've been in the guts of an ASP.NET MVC 5 application lately and have some more perspective on the improvements we take for granted in ASP.NET Core. Tag helpers are far easier to read and write compared to HTML helpers. There were days when I..."
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OdeToCode | 10 Jun 2019 13:12

Latest Course on Azure and VS2019Subscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....My latest Pluralsight course, released last week, is Migrating Applications and Services to Azure with Visual Studio 2019. The course is similar to my getting started course for .NET developers on Azure, but leverages more tools in Visual Studio...."
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OdeToCode | 30 May 2019 13:12

Evaluating ASP.NET Core Authorization PoliciesSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Let’s say you have the following authorization policy defined in the Configure method of your ASP.NET Core’s Startup class. .AddAuthorization(options => { options.AddPolicy("IsLucky", builder => { var random = new..."
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OdeToCode | 29 May 2019 13:12

C# Fundamentals Updated AgainSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Speaking of Pluralsight, I released an update to my C# Fundamentals course in April and I'm just now catching up with the annoucement. The course is focused on the C# language, but I decided to use .NET Core and Visual Studio Code when recording the..."
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OdeToCode | 22 May 2019 11:11

Travelogue - The Pluralsight IPOSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....I have a difficult time stating that I left London early to reach New York City in time for a pre-IPO party without laughing at the gaudiness of it all. However, that’s what I did just over one year ago. My Pluralsight story begins at a Visual..."
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OdeToCode | 22 Apr 2019 12:01

.NET Core Opinion 13 - Commit Your ScriptsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....In a previous post, I suggested you think of your ASP.NET Core application as a command line tool you can use to execute application specific tasks. In an even earlier post, I suggested you keep scripts related to development checked into source..."
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OdeToCode | 18 Apr 2019 12:01

Interview on CloudSkills.fmSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....There's a new episode of the podcast available, and the episode features yours truly! In this episode I talk with Scott Allen about building and running applications in the Azure cloud. Scott is a legendary software developer,..."
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OdeToCode | 17 Apr 2019 12:01

Load Testing on the Web with K6Subscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....There are hundreds of performance testing tools for the web. The tool I’ve been using the most for the last 10 years is a part of the web test tools in Visual Studio. Microsoft officially deprecated these tools with the 2019 release. The..."
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Scott Allen


Maryland, USA