David Pine

11 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

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: Supported tooling, no longer on preview tooling bits Allows us to explore C# 7 (and peruse C# 7.

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? Developer Community

Perusing C# 7.1

The language features you've been waiting for

David Pine

6 minute read

Earlier this year in March – Visual Studio 2017 was released. With this the world was given C# 7, checkout my post on Exploring C# 7. In this post we will peruse C# 7.1, the first incremental release while C# 8 is being fleshed out. Async Main Since the release of C# 5, developers have either embraced the async and await keywords or fumbled along the way feebly attempting to comprehend them.

How to organize an amazing technical conference

Behind the scenes of MKE DOT NET

David Pine

6 minute read

Story Time This is my third year organizing MKE DOT NET , so I’ve been accumulating plenty of interesting stories. Last year I was fortunate enough to have convinced Scott Hanselman to be our keynote speaker. Yes, “the Scott Hanselman ” - arguably the worlds most influential person in the tech industry. I was his ride to and from the airport and the conversations we had actually led to several key changes.

TypeScript - JavaScript Reimagined

"Making JavaScript tolerable"

David Pine

6 minute read

First things First JavaScript is the world’s third most common programming language today. JavaScript was created by Brendan Eich in about ten days. It might seem odd that the previous two sentences not only exist, but go together…yet it is true! JavaScript runs seemingly everywhere and applications written in this language are only getting larger. JavaScript was perhaps intended for 100, maybe up to 1,000 lines of code and now with regularity people are building 100,000 line apps, if not 1,000,000 line apps.