My Blog

Learning Web Development with Pluralsight
Learning Web Development with Pluralsight
November 4, 2017

As many of you know, I'm a Pluralsight author and I've been writing courses for the site for a long time now. I have over twenty courses to my name. While my ASP.NET Core courses get a lot of attention, I've been trying to help people get started in general web development through my courses.

Using Azure Storage in ASP.NET Core
Using Azure Storage in ASP.NET Core
October 19, 2017

This blog has existed for 15 years now and I've moved it from server to server, service to service, in many forms over the years. As I moved servers, one of my biggest pains was copying all the images and downloads from server to server.

Two AuthorizationSchemes in ASP.NET Core 2
Two AuthorizationSchemes in ASP.NET Core 2
August 19, 2017

When ASP.NET Core 2 shipped the early previews, I knew one large change was going to be the Identity subsystem. The Identity for ASP.NET Core 1 worked ok, but the setup was very confusing with identical configuration is more than one place.

ASP.NET Core 2.0 Released
ASP.NET Core 2.0 Released
August 14, 2017

Kansas City Developers Conference
Kansas City Developers Conference
August 5, 2017

So KCDC is over for another year. This was my first year at the event and the organizers made me so welcome. Highly recommended!

Scenic City Summit 2017
Scenic City Summit 2017
July 29, 2017

Just got back from Chattanooga, TN for Scenic City Summit. I got to do two talks there and had some great audiences and questions.

My Talk at Birmingham .NET User Meetup
My Talk at Birmingham .NET User Meetup
July 19, 2017

I had the opportunity to present ASP.NET Core 2.0 to a great group in Birmingham, AL tonight. The attendees were almost as good as the BBQ!

ASP.NET Core 2   VS2017   Angular-CLI?
ASP.NET Core 2 VS2017 Angular-CLI?
July 10, 2017

Program.cs in ASP.NET Core 2.0
Program.cs in ASP.NET Core 2.0
July 6, 2017

I am sure that many people like me are digging into ASP.NET Core 2.0 and curious about what has been changed. I’m going to start with the very start of your ASP.NET Core project, the program.cs.

New Training Options at WilderMinds
New Training Options at WilderMinds
June 20, 2017

I know that some people learn better in-person than online, so starting next month I’ll be back to offering in-person courses. These includes some of the same topics as my popular Pluralsight course, as well as topics that are not covered there.

DevSum 2017
DevSum 2017
June 9, 2017

Vue   TypeScript Without a Module Bundler
Vue TypeScript Without a Module Bundler
June 6, 2017

I’ve been feeling kind of old school lately. I’ve been pining for just writing client-side code and watching it work. That’s not the world that we’re in these days.

Using VS Code and ASP.NET Core?
Using VS Code and ASP.NET Core?
June 4, 2017

Techorama 2017
Techorama 2017
June 3, 2017

Why is ASP.NET Core Development So Much Harder in VS2017?
Why is ASP.NET Core Development So Much Harder in VS2017?
May 21, 2017

As most of you know, I’ve been using Visual Studio 2015 and ASP.NET Core for quite a while and I’ve been pretty happy with the functionality.

Questions for My Pluralsight Courses
Questions for My Pluralsight Courses
March 14, 2017

Wroc# Wrap-Up
Wroc# Wrap-Up
March 5, 2017

The great organizers of Wrocsharp invited us to come to Poland and present at an unusual conference. I had a great time and everyone was just lovely to me and my wife!

Time Flies: Fifteen years of Blogging
Time Flies: Fifteen years of Blogging
March 1, 2017

The first blog post I wrote was on April 10th, 2002. That means I’m coming up on fifteen years of blogging.

ASP.NET Core Snippets for Visual Studio Code
ASP.NET Core Snippets for Visual Studio Code
February 14, 2017

Why I Moved to Vue.js from Angular 2
Why I Moved to Vue.js from Angular 2
February 12, 2017

I know I’m going to upset some people, but hang in and read the whole article…really. In updating my blog recently, one of the changes I wanted to make was to update my use of the JavaScript framework I used for the contact page.

Updating My Blog to Visual Studio 2017 and .csproj
Updating My Blog to Visual Studio 2017 and .csproj
February 11, 2017

Now that the ASP.NET Core tooling changes are finally here, I decided to update my blog to the new bits. Goodbye project.json and hello .csproj.

New Course on Building an API with ASP.NET Core
New Course on Building an API with ASP.NET Core
February 7, 2017

Are you new to ASP.NET Core? Maybe you’re building an API for your SPA, mobile app, or just your web app. I recently released a new Pluralsight course that can help you.

Speeding up Azure App Service Builds
Speeding up Azure App Service Builds
January 14, 2017

 I run this blog and other sites on Azure App Services (used to be called Websites). As you might know all that code is open source on GitHub and I use that code to deploy directly to Azure.

Updating WilderBlog to ASPNETCore 1.1
Updating WilderBlog to ASPNETCore 1.1
January 11, 2017

I upgraded my WilderBlog project to ASP.NET Core 1.1 today. I had planned on writing a big blog post about how to accomplish it, but I was surprised instead by how uneventful the process was.