What happened to my Thread.CurrentPrincipal

This is not the IPrincipal you are looking for...

David Pine

4 minute read

Overview Like the title claims, if you’re using ASP.NET Core and expecting the Thread.CurrentPrincipal or ClaimsPrincipal.Current to be populated you’d be wrong. This is not the IPrincipal you’re looking for. In this post we’ll discuss what happened and what you need to do now. Additionally we’ll cover all the peripheral benefits as a result of this change. History If you have ever done any .NET Framework development, you’ve probably seen the Thread class.

Building a Magic Mirror

Windows 10 IoT Core, UWP, C#, Raspberry Pi 3

David Pine

6 minute read

Inspiration I am certainly not the first one to create a magic mirror, and I will not be the last either. I was inspired by those who are true Innovators…some might say, “I’m standing on the shoulders of giants”. They would probably we right, and I’m okay with that. Earlier this year, I stumbled upon a tweet about someone how created a magic mirror…this is the root of my inspiration. Yup, it is official – I want a mirror like this one!

ASP.NET Core Response Optimization

Static File Caching & Compression

David Pine

6 minute read

Intro If you’re a web developer, chances are you’re familiar with optimization strategies such as static file caching and response compression. I recently implemented these two concepts in tandem on an ASP.NET Core application that I have been developing… I’m going to share what I have learned. If you haven’t had a chance to use ASP.NET Core yet, you’re missing out! As my friend Scott Addie likes to say: ASP.NET Core is a cafeteria plan in which developers choose application dependencies à la carte.