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Kevin Rich

.NET Console App Tools

Part 1: ManyConsole

Recently, I was working with a developer who was putting the final touches on a command-line tool. I usually opt for a good Web-App and API, but it got me thinking about a pair of tools I've used to package up Windows console applications for use. ManyConsole makes command-line parameter creation and documentation easy and Fody abstracts . . .

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June 02, 2017

Choosing Your Identity (Server)

A Willamette Valley Software Engineers Presentation

I was fortunate enough to catch a two day deep-dive of Identity Servers and .NET Core presented by Brock Allen at DEVIntersection last fall and have been playing with it here and there for the last six months. I'm finding myself becoming more and more obsessed with ensuring projects are locked down from folks at badguy.com. While there . . .

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June 01, 2017

Mediaphile

This Is a Rebellion

I'm a bit of a mediaphile and I love Star Wars. So when I realized that Fatboy Roberts (the mind behind the Geek Remixed albums) had released a mix of Star Wars music, I had to jump on board. Now I share with everyone else.

Enjoy.

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March 23, 2017

Entity Framework SQL Debugging

Using Lambdas to Log Generated SQL

Scenario

My boss is a SQL guy, a DBO by trade. Every now and again, he wan't to know what SQL my application is running against the database.

I am not a SQL guy. I've been using EntityFramework and lambdas from nearly the beginning of my .NET adventures. I can read and write SQL...

But why?

Solution

Lucky for me, Entity Framework provides a . . .

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February 10, 2017

Restricting Access to Routes without [Authorize] Filter

Locking down Swagger, Elmah, and other "magic" endpoints

Create a Delegating Handler

In this example, I want to lock down the \swagger endpoint from an ASP.NET 4.6.1 MVC web application.

 public class SwaggerAccessMessageHandler : DelegatingHandler { protected override Task<HttpResponseMessage> SendAsync(HttpRequestMessage request, CancellationToken cancellationToken) { if (IsSwagger(request) . . .

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December 05, 2016

AutoMapper / ReSharper Configuration

Fixing the cause of a ridiculous slowdown

The Challenge

While working on a project, I noticed that Visual Studio ground to a halt while I was working on a rather in-depth AutoMapper profile. Something clicked in the back of my head, remembering a similar issue I experience about a year ago. Both times I had experienced this issue, the slowdown happened while editing an AutoMapper . . .

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November 20, 2016

Dealing with XML

A quick guide to the XmlSerializer

I don't work with XML Serialization much, but every now and again I find myself working on something that requires a little XML love. I recently answered a StackOverflow question regarding the subject.

What's covered

  • Understanding the parts of an XML document
  • Setting up a POCO class to mirror an XML document
  • Deserialization of an XML . . .

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November 06, 2016

Archive

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