Category: .NET

Tutorial: Using Entity Framework Core as an In-Memory Database for ASP.NET Core

One of the most exciting features in the new version of Entity Framework (Entity Framework Core 1.0) is the addition of an in-memory data provider. This makes it possible to prototype applications and write tests without having to set up a local or external database. When you’re ready to switch to using a real database, …

Tutorial: Setting up ASP.NET Core on Windows, Mac, & Linux

ASP.NET Core is the open-source, cross-platform evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web framework. It can run on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and provides a powerful platform for building MVC-style web applications and REST APIs. Whether you’re an experienced .NET developer looking to dive into ASP.NET Core, or new to the entire .NET ecosystem, this tutorial is …

6 Tips for Writing Better Tests in .NET

Testing is a huge component of any developer’s workflow, and tracking down errors can be one of the .NET developer’s most time-consuming tasks. It stands to reason that the better the test, the more QA cycles you save, and the faster your software gets to production. This becomes even more critical as your stack (and …

7 Essential .NET Developer Tools

UPDATE Check out the latest version of this post, 7 Essential .NET Developer Tools for 2017, now live on the Okta developer blog! Having the skills and knowledge to do your job is only one part of the battle. You also need the right tools to achieve success. At Stormpath we recently broadened our suite …

Custom Data Search for Powerful Identity Management in .NET

One of the features that sets Stormpath apart from other hosted identity management providers is our Custom Data feature, which allows you to store up to 10 megabytes of unstructured data (read: JSON) alongside any Stormpath resource. Stormpath clients use custom data to store any manner of application-specific user data, from custom profile fields to …

Tutorial: Deploy an ASP.NET Core Application on Linux with Docker

Docker and containerization is all the rage these days. Adoption in the .NET community has been slow so far, but that’s changing. With the introduction of cross-platform .NET Core, it became much easier to run .NET code on Linux machines. And, since Docker is a primarily Linux-based technology, it’s now very straightforward to deploy ASP.NET …

Simple Social Login in ASP.NET Core

Today we’re excited to announce the availability of Stormpath-powered social login integrations for ASP.NET. With the Stormpath plugins for ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core, you can add social login with Facebook, Github, Google, and LinkedIn to your application – absolutely no code required! I posted about social login in our .NET SDK a few months ago. …

KCDC 2016, Day 2

It’s day two of KCDC! There were plenty of great talks to absorb in Day 1, and everyone spent the evening eating some delicious BBQ (I hope). There are plenty of talks lined up for day 2, so let’s dive in! (And if you missed my first day wrap-up, start here: KCDC 2016, Day 1.)

KCDC 2016, Day 1

It’s time for the great gathering of Midwest programming minds known as the Kansas City Developer Conference! I’m excited to attend KCDC 2016 again (and, of course, eat more great Kansas City barbecue). Wow, Kansas City, I’ve never seen so many boots w dresses… and I’m from Texas 🙂 #kcdc16 pic.twitter.com/BXmHxQjFwo — CoriDrew (@coridrew) June …

10 Minutes to User Authentication in ASP.NET

We’re excited to announce that our open-source ASP.NET authentication library is now out of beta! This means you can add the power of Stormpath to your ASP.NET projects for easy user management and authentication, absolutely no database required. The ASP.NET platform has been getting a lot of attention lately, with the pending release of ASP.NET …