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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 | 18 Sep 2019 12:21

New Pluralsight Course – ASP.NET MVC 5 FundamentalsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Yes, ASP.NET MVC 5 Fundamentals is a new course, made from scratch, and made with care. I’ve been asked why I’m taking the time to make courses on frameworks that are old and out of fashion. The answer is because an extraordinary number of..."
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OdeToCode | 12 Sep 2019 12:21

.NET Core Opinion 14 - Razor Pages for HTML, Controllers for APIsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes ".....NET Core opinions are returning from a summer holiday in time to brave the melancholia of autumn. ASP.NET Core 2.0 introduced Razor Pages, which I believe are superior to the MVC framework when building HTML applications with .NET Core. Razor Pages..."
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OdeToCode | 04 Sep 2019 12:21

Thoughts on 'Are We Done Yet?'Subscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....A classic question in software is "are we done yet?". This is not just a question for software developers. Anyone who is working in IT needs to ask the question when writing code, testing a feature, upgrading a network, or designing a user..."
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OdeToCode | 28 Aug 2019 12:21

Question and Answers from Pluralsight LIVE! 2019 Subscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Here are some questions, with answers, from my interview session at Pluralsight LIVE!. How did you get started in .NET programming? I was working for a Microsoft shop when Microsoft first released .NET. At the time I was writing COM components in..."
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OdeToCode | 07 Aug 2019 12:21

Think Twice Before Returning null Subscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Let’s say you are working in the kitchen and preparing a five-course meal. A five-course meal is a considerable amount of work, but fortunately, you have an assistant who can help you with the mise en place. You’ve asked your assistant to cube some..."
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OdeToCode | 31 Jul 2019 12:21

Remember the Principal of Least Privilege When Upgrading Those Older ASP.NET ApplicationsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....When I started developing with ASP.NET many years ago, we used two tools on a regular basis. We used Visual Studio to write code for applications, and Internet Information Services (IIS) to host the applications. IIS runs as a privileged service in..."
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OdeToCode | 26 Jul 2019 12:21

Advanced Azure App Service Articles and VideosSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Over the last few months I've put some work into explaining Azure App Services. At Petri.com Demystifying Azure App Services is a look behind the abstraction of Azure App Services. Demystifying Azure App Services Plans gets into the details of what..."
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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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Scott Allen

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