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 . . .

November 06, 2016

Scenario

Recently, I wrote about adding custom authentication filters to a .NET MVC project. As a user of Swashbuckle, I needed to factor the filter into my swagger specs.To do this,we need to configure the Swagger configuration to include the api-key requirement information and configure the SwaggerUI configuration to inject some . . .

July 19, 2016

Update

Please for the love of all that is holy, don't do this. There are many great solutions out there now. I recommend Azure AD (cheap), Auth0(freeish), or Identity Server(open sou). This was a pretty terrible implementation that was meant as a stopgap.

Scenario

I have an API that I wish to lock down via an . . .

July 19, 2016

The Challenge

I was building a standard ASP.NET EntityFramework / WebApi / Swagger project. Attempting something a bit new, I decided my controller would return a CreatedAtRoute HttpActionResult. The code goes something a little like this:

[HttpPut]
{ . . .

July 13, 2016

Scenario

There are several cases in which reading text from a file is more is more convenient than writing a string in the middle of my code. I've done this occasionally for SQL statements, text templates, and unit testing sample XML or JSON. For my money, it keeps the code looking cleaner and easier to read, as well as having . . .

June 01, 2016

Star Trek: The Original Series

A Viewing Guide For the Uninitiated

I was recently hired as a Senior .NET Developer at a new company, and most of my time has been taken architecting a revamp of the system in order to increase stability and reduce coupling. I figured I'd take a break and get down to a post I've been meaning to do for awhile for a friend of mine who has never watched the original series . . .

May 16, 2016

What do Website Analytics and HR Development have in Common?

I read an interesting article from E-Nor explaining the new Google Analytics 360 suite that allows the development team to "starting with a measurement strategy and implementation, then moving to actionable insights and working your way to optimizing your digital experience with data driven decisions."

What is really . . .