Displaying the Build Date on your Web Pages

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August 26, 2016 / No Comment

The Build Date Problem
I have struggled to find a good way to communicate with users the version of a web site. Version numbers are tricky and only meaningful to people close to the project. I like dates but they are often tricky to implement.
My default choice has always been dates because they are easy for customers to understand. […]
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Upgrading ASP.NET Core to RTM

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July 20, 2016 / No Comment

Here are the steps I followed to get an ASP.NET Core project upgraded from an RC1 with some RC2 beta bits up to RTM. 
This project is a full framework project without cross-platform capability. It uses Bower, NPM, and Gulp. I started the process by creating a scaffolded new project and based the upgrade on that. I also found it helpful to […]
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Custom Model Binding in ASP.Net Core

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January 28, 2016 / 8 Comments

Early on in my career I was an accountant, which meant a lot of dollar signs and commas in the numbers I worked with in my daily tasks. The typical website or application I used, if built according to normal expectations, gave a nice message telling me what I’d done wrong when I accidentally entered a currency formatted value in […]
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IntelliTect is offering ASP.NET Core Training

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January 26, 2016 / No Comment

Why ASP.NET Core? (Formally ASP.NET 5)
ASP.NET Core is Microsoft’s next-generation, open-source, and cross-platform framework for building modern web applications.
As companies continue to realize the benefits of web applications, cloud computing, and Software as a Service, the technologies we use to build these solutions must evolve. ASP.NET Core is Microsoft’s revolutionary push to meet the diverse needs of a […]
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Self-Hosted Integration Testing Of OData and WebApi

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January 15, 2016 / No Comment

Full-stack testing of OData 4.0 and Web API 2.2 ASP.Net MVC controllers
Why Are Unit Tests of OData Web API Controllers Insufficient?
A common pattern for testing ASP.Net Web API 2 controller methods is to call them directly after mocking or setting up the Request and Configuration properties. When OData v4 is then added to this mix, more setup or […]
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