David Pine

12 minute read

Inspiration I recently returned from Charleston, South Carolina – where I spoke at SyntaxCon. The event was very professionally organized and gave me inspiration for Cream City Code. In the main hall they had a HALO by Simple Booth. It serves as a photo booth with a conference specific backdrop – which is perfect for sharing the conference experience. I looked into purchasing one but was encouraged to simply write my own… so I did and this blog will detail that process.

Journey of a Lifetime

IT Konekt - Serbia (Belgrade, Niš and Novi Sad)

David Pine

10 minute read

Intro I am returning home from a long trip in Serbia for IT Konekt. This was literally a trip of a lifetime and I could not be more grateful for such an amazing opportunity. Serbia has such an incredible culture and powerful history. I have been overwhelmed by the care and attention to detail from the organizers of IT Konekt. This was my first time ever leaving the United States of America and I didn’t know what to expect.

ASP.NET Core Unit Testing For Security Attributes

Authorization Attribute Safety Net

David Pine

7 minute read

Intro As a developer, I can say that developers are lazy - at least I know and acknowledge that I am. If I’m tasked with something even the slightest bit repetitious I’ll script it out, or find a way to automate it. Likewise, if I fall into a habit of forgetting something important - I’ll figure out a way to not forget. Especially when it comes to securing an application.

ASP.NET Core Configuration Tips

Configuration tips for success

David Pine

3 minute read

Being a software developer, it’s in our nature to configure various aspects of the applications that we write. With ASP.NET Core configuring our applications is really straight forward. Luckily, there is a lot of really well written documentation surrounding this topic.   ASP.NET Core - Configuration   ASP.NET Core - Options However, there is still room for improvement. I’ve prepared a few tips that can enhance developer productivity by taking advantage of various C# features.

C# Special Edition

Ranting about my favorite language

David Pine

7 minute read

Welcome to the 17th day of the C# Advent Calendar. I’d like to take a moment to thank my fellow bloggers who are sharing their passion of C# with everyone following the C# Advent Calendar. Please, share this and their posts - help us all make C# even more widely adopted than it is today. In the Beginning I’m honored to blog about my favorite programming language, C#. There is an often forgotten truth about the history of C#, one truth that I like talking about.

xUnit Roslyn Analyzers

Putting your code under the scope

David Pine

5 minute read

p { opacity: 1 !important; } Intro At my day job, I wear many hats. I’m currently wearing the “upgrade our team’s tooling” hat. I counted 99 *.xproj and project.json based projects spanning four repositories that need to be updated to the revitalized *.csproj project format. With this the team can upgrade to the latest version of Visual Studio (finally upgrading to 2017 from 2015) and start taking advantage of the following:

Demystifying .NET Standard

Clearing up the confusion

David Pine

5 minute read

Intro Monday, August 14th was an amazing day to be a .NET developer! As the world celebrates another triumphant series of announcements from Microsoft, there is still confusion amongst the masses. What is this .NET Standard thing? What does it mean to target .NET Standard versus .NET Core, or even the .NET Framework? As a developer, what .NET should I target and why? Are Portable Class Libraries (PCLs) dead?