Found yourself on a project where you need to create and test NuGet packages? This process can be stressful and slow if you wait until you’ve published the NuGet package on the web to use it. A great way to avoid this issue and create a faster feedback loop is to create a local NuGet […]
In my last two posts, I’ve been building up the infrastructure needed to write request tests for a C# Azure Functions API: Setting Up an Azure Functions Dependency Injection Context for Request Tests Testing JSON Input/Output in Azure Functions Request Tests My goal is to write tests that are as close to end-to-end as I […]
My team has started working on a new web application, and we’ve been asked to use ASP.NET for the backend. We chose to use React for the frontend because we’ve had significant success with React at Atomic, and we wanted to leverage some existing UI components that were built in React. We try to avoid […]
Deleting data in any software system can be a tricky problem. Often, instead of deleting data and permanently losing it, it may be preferable to keep the data, but make it invisible to users.
I’ve been working on a REST API written in ASP.NET Core 2.1. Recently, our team wanted to write tests that exercised our business logic and also interacted with our database. I wasn’t able to find many examples of this online, so I was motivated to write this post and share our approach.
I’ve learned a lot about authentication this past month. My team has been working on migrating an application from using Forms Auth to IdentityServer single sign-on. Our goal is to provide a centralized authentication for all parts of the system.
NuGet adds and manages DLL files in your .NET project, but not any source or symbol files. This can make debugging packages without extra tools like ReSharper rather challenging, since you’re basically left analyzing the source code without stepping through it at runtime. This is a short guide to debugging a NuGet package by replacing […]
While trying to figure out the best way to structure my “reducer” functions in a Redux-style Xamarin app, I found out that C# 7.0 introduced pattern matching support in switch statements!
Reasoning about a program’s behavior is extremely tricky in the best of circumstances. When you throw in asynchronicity, it is the absolute worst. It’s like your code is trapped in a convoluted time travel movie. You want to perform some operation, but that requires stepping into a time portal and coming out at some indeterminate […]
After working on .NET applications for the past six years, I recently spent a few months using Ember.js and AngularJS. Both originally supported organizing files in a project by type: separate top-level directories for models, controllers, views, etc. But this has changed over the past few years to prefer organizing by feature area—Ember with pods […]