A File Upload API with Nancy, .NET Core in a Shockingly Small Amount of Code

Also using Dapper, Windows Blob Storage & Deploying to Azure

Happy New Year to everyone and my apologies for the long hiatus between posts! Will definitely be keeping it more regular with posts going forward, so I decided for this post I’d put together a fully working application that actually solves a business problem (you could actually take this code and use it yourself!). Since my last NancyFX post about async functions the team has dropped another update! We are now on Nancy 2.0.0-clinteastwood and we are using that version in our program here. [Read More]

Choosing your .NET Core Version CLI

Use your global.json file to specify framework version

I recently downloaded and upgraded to .NET Core 1.1.0 which comes along with updated CLI tools, 1.0.0-preview3-004056. This new version reflects the CLI tools that are being used for the new .csproj project system which does away with project.json that many of us grew to know and love. Of course, this has been a long time coming and the announcement that Microsoft would be moving back to .csproj was announced way back in March or so. [Read More]

Holiday Reading List

Also, Learning to Code is Easy--Right?

These days, it seems like there are more and more people out there “learning to code”. TL;DR - Book list is at the bottom. Every day there is another boot camp, code school, or one of many scores of opportunistic business ventures opening up. Many claim to not only teach you this amazing magical skill that is programming, but they will also magically imbue you with the personality needed to get past the HR Manager. [Read More]

.NET Core Curated Resources List

And Links From Around the Web

Next week I hope to continue our series on the NancyFX framework for building web applications. For our next post I hope to cover Routing as well as passing arguments via query string, body and how that all works within Nancy. As a quick break, this week I’ve decided to put together a compilation of .NET Core resources that may help anyone at any .NET skill level jump in and find the information they are looking for. [Read More]

Exploring Asynchronous Modules with NancyFX 2.0 & .NET Core

Plus, using the Before & After hooks built into Nancy Request Pipeline.

This post will serve as a follow-up to our earlier NancyFX exploration. A few weeks ago, I posted Building an (awesome) API with NancyFX 2.0 + Dapper where we covered all the basics of Nancy and running on .NET Core. If you have not read our previous post, not to worry, there will be very little to no overlap between the 2 posts. Here, we will focus in on and deep dive into the use of Async Modules in NancyFX as well as how the Before and After action method hooks work. [Read More]

.NET Core Console Apps (Twilio API)

Our first open source .NET Core utility and deployment gotcha's

In the spirit of open source (and to pay it something better than lip service) NandoTech has published our first open source utility that we are using in-house. The application in and of itself is nothing special and doesn’t do anything particuarly complicated, but it solves an important problem for us while having the added benefit of possibly helping someone else with a similar problem. NandoTech Twilio The utility we’ve released is a Twilio Call Importer which essentially just goes out and grabs all SIP call logs from Twilio and then saves them in batches of 1,000 to [SQL Server](), but there are serveral guides showing how you can configure Dapper for other databases very easily around the web. [Read More]

Building an (awesome) API with NancyFX 2.0 + Dapper

Plus, dependency injection explained and everything you need to get up and running.

NancyFX & Dapper are so hot right now. Naturally, I had to put them together. I am a huge fan and follower of .NET Core and the entire open source movement going on inside Microsoft and really what seems like the world over. More and more companies, big and small are open sourcing projects as the default rather than the exception. ASP.NET Core looks extremely promising, but I was always a fan of NancyFX and wanted to try it out. [Read More]

Happy Halloween!

GitHub Octocat Pumpkin is amazing.

It has been a little while since our last post, and though I am currently working on a long awesome post that should help out a ton of people (about halfway done), it was feeling lonely and quiet over here. So, without any further adieu: Octocat Pumpkin carved with <3 by NandoTech’s VP of Technology @ArronMayers in honor of the GitHub Octocat GitHub Halloween Pumpkin In case you’re wondering, the upcoming post will cover Building an API with .Net Core, NancyFX 2.0 and Dapper.NET. [Read More]

Angular 2 Crash Course

A collection of free & paid Angular 2 resources

PSA: Skip to the TL;DR for list of resources So, due to forces of nature beyond our control (specifically Hurricane Matthew), the Angular 2 Workshop we were registered for this Thursday & Friday, October 6th & 7th with both John Papa and Dan Wahlin was cancelled. Thankfully for us South Floridians, Hurricane Matthew narrowly avoided a direct hit with us southernmost residents and the tri-county area of Dade, Broward & Palm Beach was mostly unaffected. [Read More]

Greenfield Applications (Part 1, Project Armadillo)

Architecture Decisions and where we're headed

There’s something whimsical about Greenfield applications. The feeling of complete freedom over architecture decisions. The drawn out, sometimes heated debates concerning the most minute of details. Javascript frameworks. React, no–let’s use Angular! Better yet, let’s use Anguar 2 because that’s got to be better than 1, right? All kidding aside, the feeling of freedom of laying out and choosing technologies and how they will be distributed, hosted & supported is pretty awesome. [Read More]

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