June 2016

Volume 31 Number 6

ASP.NET - Use Custom Middleware to Detect and Fix 404s in ASP.NET Core Apps


Use Custom Middleware to Detect and Fix 404s in ASP.NET Core Apps

Steve Smith

Steve Smith shows how you can use a bit of middleware to add a “lost and found” to your ASP.NET Core app that will keep your users from encountering 404 errors.

Cutting Edge - Building an Historical CRUD, Part 2Column

[Cutting Edge]

Building an Historical CRUD, Part 2

Dino Esposito

An historical CRUD lets you track all business events, thus giving you the chance to check the state of business at any given point in time.

Reactive Framework - Scale Asynchronous Client-Server Links with Reactive

[Reactive Framework]

Peter Vogel

The observer pattern can be an important tool for asynchronous applications when working with long-running processes. The .NET ObservableCollection and Rx provide two toolsets to handle both simple and sophisticated implementations of that pattern.

Test Run - Introduction to Prediction MarketsColumn

[Test Run]

Introduction to Prediction Markets

James McCaffrey

James McCaffrey describes the math behind prediction markets and shows you how to implement the key functions in code. Though you’ll probably never have to create a prediction market, the ideas and techniques are quite interesting.

.NET Compiler Platform - Language-Agnostic Code Generation with Roslyn

[.NET Compiler Platform]

Language-Agnostic Code Generation with Roslyn

Alessandro Del

Learn how to perform language-agnostic code generation using the Roslyn SyntaxGenerator class and its methods, which provide a unified programming model to generate syntax nodes that can target both C# and VB simultaneously.

The Working Programmer - How To Be MEAN: PassportColumn

[The Working Programmer]

How To Be MEAN: Passport

Ted Neward

PassportJS is arguably the most successful authentication project ever developed, across any language or platform. It manages to provide the necessary authentication “hooks” while leaving open the actual means of authentication when you want to control that. Yet, it can still slip in and do the heavy lifting when needed.

Power BI - Microsoft Azure Media Services and Power BI

[Power BI]

Microsoft Azure Media Services and Power BI

Sagar Bhanudas

This article focuses on helping developers build an analytics platform on top of Azure Media Services (and Player) to surface out usage trends. The solution space includes usage of an intermediate (WebAPI) service and database, with visualization enabled with Power BI.

Essential .NET - Dependency Injection with .NET CoreColumn

[Essential .NET]

Dependency Injection with .NET Core

Mark Michaelis

Mark Michaelis explores the dependency injection (DI) capabilities of .NET Core, and shows why the simple and lightweight implemenatation provides a great way to for developers new to the technology to get started.

Azure App Services - Using Azure App Services to Convert a Web Page to PDF

[Azure App Services]

Using Azure App Services to Convert a Web Page to PDF

Benjamin Perkins

Learn how to give Web site visitors a way to convert a Web page into a PDF document, by creating an Azure App Service Web app that calls a WebJob API. The WebJob can then place the PDF file into an Azure Storage container and return its Internet location using SignalR in real-time.

Modern Apps - Playing with Audio in the UWPColumn

[Modern Apps]

Playing with Audio in the UWP

Frank La

The UWP has several effects that can be applied to audio. Among these are echo, reverb, equalizer and limiter. Frank La Vigne explores some of the basics of audio recording and applying special effects, by creating a UWP app that can record audio, save it, and apply various filters and special effects.

Mobile Development - Speed Up Your Mobile Development Using an MBaaS Platform

[Mobile Development]

Speed Up Your Mobile Development Using an MBaaS Platform

Paras Wadehra

Learn how Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) can make mobile app development quicker and easier by providing components for critical but common operations, such as authentication, file storage, and much more.

Don't Get Me Started - The Joy of UXColumn

[Don't Get Me Started]

The Joy of UX

David Platt

Columnist David Platt and author of the book "Why Software Sucks" says that software UXs are too often broken, and that developers are too busy to fix them. His solution? Why, write another book of course.

Editor's Note - Cognitive BiasColumn

[Editor's Note]

Cognitive Bias

Michael Desmond

Author Upton Sinclair perhaps said it best when he wrote: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”