Tag Archives: Web API

Using SpecFlow for BDD with .NET 6 Web API

Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is a practice in which developers and QA testers write automated user acceptance tests (UAT) which satisfy acceptance criteria in user stories. This helps developers write code that is focused on satisfying business criteria which define … Continue reading

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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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