Posts by Lee Brandt

5 Tips for Building an API in ASP.NET Core

These days users expect a fluid, app-like experience on the internet. Thus, the new web is being built with APIs and single-page frontends. This means it’s more important that ever to build APIs that are easy to use, reliable, and scalable. ASP.NET Core makes it easy to build great APIs, but there are a few …

5 Must-Have Visual Studio Code Extensions

Visual Studio Code is Microsoft’s fully cross-platform IDE. It is beautiful, easy to use and lightweight. Its slimness can be attributed to the fact that it does only the basics by default, and add functionality via extensions. This lets developers start with the basics, and add only those things they really need. There are some …

Tutorial: User Authentication in AngularJS and ASP.NET Core

Modern web applications have an explicit separation between the server and the client. Clients use AngularJS, ReactJS, EmberJS, and others. Servers use NodeJS, Java, and, .NET. Microsoft’s .NET platform is a strong, battle-proven server-side framework, and AngularJS is arguably the most popular client-side framework. They work seamlessly together, but adding solid, secure authentication can seem …

OpenID Connect for User Authentication In ASP.NET Core

In the age of the “personalized web experience”, authentication and user management is a given, and it’s easier than ever to tap into third-party authentication providers like Facebook, Twitter, and Google. And it’s not just the wild, wild web that needs it. Businesses need ways to secure their APIs and identify users logged into their …

Hello, Stormpath!

My name is Lee Brandt and today I joined Stormpath as a Developer Evangelist! I’m fulfilling a lifelong dream of helping the masses with .NET development. I feel incredibly blessed that this talented bunch of software developers allowed me to join them, and I look forward to learning a ton from them! So… Who Are …