ASP.NET en ASP.NET WebHooks Reaches Release Candidate Stage <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has announced that ASP.NET WebHooks has reached the release candidate stage. The technology supports building Web applications that can both send and receive webhooks using both custom services as well as online services such as PayPal, Dropbox, GitHub and many more. ASP.NET WebHooks promises to allow for some nice application integrations, and Don Kiely explores this update.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET ASP.NET Web API ASP.NET WebHooks webhooks Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:54:00 +0000 15001 at ASP.NET Core 1.0: The Technology Formerly Known as ASP.NET 5 <div class="field-deck"> The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with ASP.NET's new name </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft recently announced that they are changing the name of its next-generation Web development technology from ASP.NET 5 to ASP.NET Core 1.0. Although Don Kiely agrees that the change is fundamentally good, he sees some problems with it. And he's not alone in the ASP.NET community. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET Web Development ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET ASP.NET Core Entity Framework Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:23:00 +0000 14821 at Introducing ASP.NET WebHooks <div class="node-body article-body">In early September, Microsoft announced a new feature built on the ASP.NET Web API, called ASP.NET WebHooks. This really isn’t a new technology as such, but it provides an easy way to implement a common event pattern in ASP.NET Web applications. Webhooks are user-defined HTTP callbacks, and the new ASP.NET WebHooks preview makes it far easier to implement a simple pub/sub model for wiring together Web APIs. Don Kiely takes a high-level view of this latest technology to join the ASP.NET family, with lots of information about where you can learn more. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET ASP.NET MVC Visual Studio ASP.NET ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Web API HTTP callbacks webhooks Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:36:00 +0000 14541 at Tag Helpers in ASP.NET 5 <div class="node-body article-body">Tag helpers usually don’t get much more than a bullet point and passing mention in discussions about what’s new in ASP.NET 5, but this one feature is going to make the code for your views cleaner and simpler, as well as easier for Web designers to implement. Don Kiely takes a look at this new feature in ASP.NET MVC Views. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET Web Development ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET 5 HTML Helpers MVC Razor Tag Helpers Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:58:00 +0000 14481 at Microsoft is Rebooting the Web Development World? <div class="node-body article-body">As expected, last week’s release of Visual Studio 2015 was full of big news and releases for developers in the Microsoft world. It’s always exciting to get shiny new things to play with, particularly when they promise to help us write more code of higher quality more quickly. It's nice to have the new tools, but what is really most notable about the release is what wasn't included. Don Kiely looks at the release, and thinly attempts to hide his disappointment.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET 5 MVC 6 Visual Studio 2015 Web development Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:03:00 +0000 14401 at ASP.NET Everywhere? <div class="node-body article-body">These are exciting times for Windows and ASP.NET developers, on the eve of the release of Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015, and .NET Core. One of the biggest changes is that .NET is going cross-platform, with support from Microsoft on Linux and OS X. It will be interesting to see whether non-Windows developers will embrace .NET or if the new support will only be enticing to Windows developers looking to expand to other platforms. Don Kiely looks at these issues as he wonders what kind of Web applications he'll be developing in 1, 5, and 10 years.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET .NET Core .NET Framework ASP.NET 5 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:19:00 +0000 14211 at Encrypting Configuration File Sections <div class="node-body article-body">There is a good chance that at some point you'll need to store sensitive information in an ASP.NET configuration file. One common example is to store the user name and password in a connection string required to connect to a database. IIS and ASP.NET make it very difficult for a casual user to read .config files, but users who have read access on the server may be able to read the information. So you might want to consider encrypting sensitive configuration information. These techniques have been around for a long time in ASP.NET, but I still find that a number of developers are unaware of them.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET ASP.NET MVC .NET Framework ASP.NET configuration encryption web.config Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:30:00 +0000 13111 at Why ASP.NET vNext is a Great Thing for Developers <div class="node-body link-body">One of the most notable moments that emerged from TechEd 2014 was a Microsoft’s announcement for ASP.NET vNext, which includes updated versions of MVC, Web API, Web Pages, SignalR, and Entity Framework.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:57:00 +0000 12851 at Draconian ASP.NET 4.5.2 Security Change: It Was the Right Thing to Do <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft recently made a breaking change to ASP.NET 4.5.2, in the interest of security. Don Kiely explores the change and admits some annoyance at Microsof'ts blunt boldness, but ultimately admits that it was the right thing to do.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET Web Development ASP.NET breaking change EnableViewStateMac Message authentication code security Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 12831 at ASP.NET vNext: Big Things Ahead for Developers <div class="node-body article-body">Michael K. Campbell discusses why the newly-announced ASP.NET vNext is great for developers that currently experiencing pain points associated with the Global Assembly Cache (GAC).</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASP.NET Web Development ASP.NET GAC Global Assembly Cache open source Visual Studio vNext Thu, 22 May 2014 17:30:00 +0000 12731 at