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.

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:

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Taking off the mask

David Pine

6 minute read

What is “impostor syndrome” you ask? According to Wikipedia: Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome) is a term coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Dr. Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes referring to high-achieving individuals marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. Despite external evidence of their competence, those exhibiting the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved.

Angular2 Http with RxJS Observables

Subscribing has never been so easy

David Pine

5 minute read

If you have been following the development efforts of the Angular2 project, you have witnessed certain highs and lows - but it has been a fun ride. The latest version is only a Release Candidate and the team is getting closer to the final release. I’m really looking forward to that! I wanted to take a moment to highlight (IMO) one of the key services of Angular2, the http service.

The power of the global.json

Leveraging .NET Core Tooling Features

David Pine

3 minute read

Introduction As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, Monday June 27th was a special day for those of you who were anticipating the release of .NET Core and ASP.NET Core. While the “core” frameworks and runtimes are RTM, the tooling is actually still in preview. In fact, we’re currently on Tools Preview 2. I wanted to focus this post entirely on one specific enhancement to Visual Studio solutions, enter the global.

ASP.NET Core RC2 (Migration Guide)

Migrating from RC1 to RC2

David Pine

9 minute read

Introduction On Monday, May 16th 2016 there was an amazing announcement from the .NET Blog team! Announcing .NET Core RC2 and .NET Core SDK Preview 1 This post will serve as a guide that walks you through the steps as I experienced them from migrating existing ASP.NET Core RC1 applications to ASP.NET Core RC2. It is worth mentioning that I’m am targeting the .NET 4.6 framework. So, I do not cover the .