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.

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.

Overriding ASP.NET Core Framework-Provided Services

You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes

David Pine

4 minute read

Overview In .NET it’s really easy to create your own interfaces and implementations. Likewise, it’s seemingly effortless to register them for dependency injection. But it is not always obvious how to override existing implementations. Let’s discuss various aspects of “dependency injection” and how you can override the “framework-provided services”. As an example, let’s take a recent story on our product backlog for building a security audit of login attempts. The story involved the capture of attempted usernames along with their corresponding IP addresses.

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.