Enabling Cross-Origin Requests in ASP.NET5

Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) is a mechanism that allows restricted resources (e.g. fonts, JavaScript, etc.) on a web page to be requested from another domain outside the domain from which the resource originated. “Cross-domain” AJAX requests are forbidden by default because of their ability to perform advanced requests (POST, PUT,...


Microsoft Openness event on 25 July 2015

Registration URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/microsoft-azure-and-open-source-tickets-17695840736 K-MUG: http://k-mug.org/content/Sessions.aspx I am speaking about Continuous integration and Continuous delivery with Azure.


Basic authentication middleware for ASP.NET 5

This post is about building another middleware component for ASP.NET 5. Long back I wrote a post about Basic authentication for Web API. This implementation uses the same functionality. It checks for Authorization header in the HTTP Request, if not found it set the Response status code to 401 and...


Unit Testing ASP.NET 5 middleware

This post is about unit testing your middleware components. For testing middleware ASP.NET team introduced a TestHost package, this package contains a TestServer which can create an ASP.NET request processing pipeline and helpers to submit requests to the pipeline as if it is a real server. Requests made with these...


Build your own middleware - HTML Minification middleware

Minification refers to the process of removing unnecessary or redundant data without affecting how the resource is processed by the browser - e.g. code comments and formatting, removing unused code, using shorter variable and function names, and so on. If you are using wordpress, you will get some plugins which...


Build your first ASP.NET 5 middleware

This post is about developing your own ASP.NET 5 middleware. What is Middleware - The definition of “Middleware” varies depends on its context, but in ASP.NET 5, the definition provided by the OWIN specification is probably closest - Pass through components that form a pipeline between a server and application...


How to create and access session variables in ASP.NET 5

ASP.NET session state enables you to store and retrieve values for a user as the user navigates ASP.NET pages in a Web application. Sessions values can be stored for the duration of the visitor’s session on your site. Most cases, they are stored in server memory. You can configure session...