WinDbg+SOS has been used by .NET developers for years. It is a very powerful profiling/analysis tool that unfortunately is quite hard to use and exposes native-only API. By releasing ClrMD library Microsoft makes CLR heap memory inspection accessible to regular C# developers and enables them to write customized profiling tools. I have created a simple ScriptCS script pack that allows for interactive debugging under REPL. Now we can use both C# and some of SOS features under the same console :). More after the break.
A great portion of mobile applications consumes data from HTTP services. This is usually achieved as a pull scenario in which apps initiate the data flow from the server. In many cases pushing data to the client is a more natural and potentially much better solution. In this blog post I will explore how ASP.NET SignalR can help XAML developers simplify the task of creating and consuming push services over HTTP. I will also show how to leverage MVVM pattern to create a user experience that is driven by incoming data. The example will be built for Windows Phone 8 and will use MVVM Light library.
In this article I am going to show how to use Redis as a data store in a ASP.NET Web API application. I will implement a basic scenario that leverages ServiceStack.Redis library and its strongly typed Redis client, show how to model and store one-to-many relationships and how to use Web API dependency injection capabilities along with Autofac to inject repositories into controllers.
In this blog post I am going to show how you can host ASP.NET Web API services under Gentoo Linux and OS X on top of Mono’s ASP.NET implementation. I will use Nginx and FastCGI to communicate between HTTP server and Mono.
A couple of months ago I’ve experimented with running ASP.NET Web API on a Linux box, but ran into blocking issues caused by some functionality missing from Mono. I’ve decided to give it another go now when more recent versions of the runtime are available.
In this article I will explain the concepts behind HMAC authentication and will show how to write an example implementation for ASP.NET Web API using message handlers. The project will include both server and client side (using Web API’s HttpClient) bits.
This is an introductory post that shows examples of arrow functions usage in TypeScript and explains how they differ from standard function expressions in terms of this keyword binding.
OData is an application-level protocol that has been designed to provide data interaction operations via HTTP. Besides basic data manipulation capabilities (such as adding, deleting and updating) it also provides more advanced mechanisms such as filtering and navigation between related entities.
In this post I am going to show how to leverage some of OData features introduced to ASP.NET Web API to build example service.
Fluid and smooth user experience is a key element of any good Windows Store app. If you are writing a game, you most likely will want to measure and display framerate related data (current framerate, min. framerate, etc.) . In this example I am going to show how to add a simple FPS counter to a MonoGame powered game.
SSL over HTTPS provides a mechanism for mutual server-client authentication. This can be used as an alternative to more commonly used username/password based approach. In this post I am going to show how to set up client certificate authentication in ASP.NET Web API application and how to use delegating handlers to provide custom logic that handles certificates and allows to introduce arbitrary authentication mechanism (eg. role based authentication). I will also show how to import client certificates into XAML Windows Store app and how to use it to authenticate to a HTTP service.
ASP.NET Web API provides out of the box support for streaming binary files to the client. However for more advanced scenarios you need to add custom logic to handle pause/resume functionality by handling appropriate HTTP Headers. In this post I will try to address this problem and build a resume-supporting file download service using two different approaches:
- stream wrapper for FileStream that can return partial data,
- memory mapped files.