Tag Archives: Web API

Scaffold an Express Front End with Angular CLI

In my last post I explained how to build scalable Web API’s with Express and Async/Await.  The next chapter in the story is to build a cross-platform front end that consumes the back end Web API.  While there are a number … Continue reading

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Scalable Web API’s with Express and Async-Await

If you’re a C# developer, you’ve most likely fallen in love with async / await. It makes writing asynchronous code as natural as writing non-asynchronous code, resulting in code that is easier to read, debug and maintain. The exciting news is … Continue reading

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WCF Is Dead and Web API Is Dying – Long Live MVC 6!

The time has come to start saying goodbye to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).  Yes, there are plenty of WCF apps in the wild — and I’ve built a number of them.  But when it comes to selecting a web services … Continue reading

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Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps to Docker on Azure

NOTE: This post is part 4 of a series on developing and deploying cross-platform web apps with ASP.NET 5: Develop and Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps on Mac OS X Develop and Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps on Linux Deploy ASP.NET 5 … Continue reading

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Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps to Docker on Linux

NOTE: This post is part 3 of a series on developing and deploying cross-platform web apps with ASP.NET 5: Develop and Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps on Mac OS X Develop and Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps on Linux Deploy ASP.NET 5 … Continue reading

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Develop and Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps on Linux

NOTE: This post is part 2 of a series on developing and deploying cross-platform web apps with ASP.NET 5: Develop and Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps on Mac OS X Develop and Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps on Linux (this post) Deploy … Continue reading

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Develop and Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps on Mac OS X

NOTE: This post is part 1 of a series on developing and deploying cross-platform web apps with ASP.NET 5: Develop and Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps on Mac OS X (this post) Develop and Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps on Linux Deploy … Continue reading

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Remember RIA Services? Trackable Entities Can Fill the Void

Anyone remember WCF RIA Services?  It was a great idea: simplify n-tier development with a combination of libraries and tooling. Take something which is inherently difficult, namely data-centric web services consumed by rich clients, and make it easier.  Provide a … Continue reading

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Handle Cyclical References with ASP.NET Web API 2 and MVC 6

Many ORM (object-relational mapping) tools, such as Entity Framework 6 Tools for Visual Studio 2012 & 2013, Entity Framework Power Tools, or Entity Framework Reverse POCO Generator, generate entity classes that contain cyclical references. Note: The Web API 2 solution … Continue reading

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EF 6.x Code-First and Model-First with Trackable Entities 2.1

Until now Trackable Entities has required the Entity Framework Power Tools to reverse engineer Code-First model classes from an existing database.  But not long ago the Entity Framework team released the EF 6.x Tools for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, … Continue reading

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