My Favorite JetBrains Rider Themes

My Favorite JetBrains Rider Themes

Integrated development environments (IDEs) are constant, logical, and efficient executors of our technological whims. They do what we tell them when we tell them (most of the time). That’s great because, as developers working within an ecosystem, we can rely...

Use Select Dropdown In ASP.NET Razor

Use Select Dropdown In ASP.NET Razor

ASP.NET’s Razor engine comes with an assortment of HTML tag helpers. Some of the helpers are straightforward, while others may be challenging for folks to grasp. One of the more powerful HTML elements is select, allowing us to select a...

Building HTML with C#

Building HTML with C#

Hypertext Markup Language is the first programming language many of us learn. Like chess, it’s easy to learn but can take a lifetime to master. Its declarative syntax is ideal and ubiquitous across many different ecosystems, and C# embraces it...

Secrets of a .NET Professional

Secrets of a .NET Professional

Working as a .NET Professional is a tumultuous rollercoaster ride of emotional highs and crushing lows. It’s likely the same for other communities, with different flavors of success and failures. I have over a decade of .NET development work, and...

Use C# Preprocessor Directives

Use C# Preprocessor Directives

Run configurations are one of those things that many .NET developers take for granted. Whenever we start a new project, we have two basic configurations: Debug and Release. For most of us, that’s more than enough to deliver a capable...

Handle HTTP Status Codes With Razor Pages

Handle HTTP Status Codes With Razor Pages

HTTP semantics might not be vital to us humans, but they are the essential glue that holds the internet together. HTTP status codes allow clients to interpret the response they are about to receive and make processing accommodations. We may...

More HTTP Methods In ASP.NET Core HTML Forms

More HTTP Methods In ASP.NET Core HTML Forms

Many developers are familiar with your most common HTTP methods of GET and POST. Many of us do not realize that there is a world of other HTTP methods that can we can utilize for additional semantic meaning for our...

Sentiment Analysis With C#, ML.NET, and Oakton Commands

Sentiment Analysis With C#, ML.NET, and Oakton Commands

Machine learning is a hot topic in modern development. We can find the fruits of data science labors in our digital personal assistants, streaming recommendations, fraud detection, and cancer research. The application of machine learning is boundless and can bring...

Write Xamarin.Mac Apps With JetBrains Rider

Write Xamarin.Mac Apps With JetBrains Rider

macOS is my operating system of choice, but oddly I do most of my professional programming with the .NET Framework. Historically, the choice of Macs paired with .NET would raise eyebrows, but not anymore. The release of .NET Core has...

Have Fun With LINQ Expression Visitors

Have Fun With LINQ Expression Visitors

In a previous blog post, we saw how we were able to build a powerful sorting interface that enhanced the OrderBy functionality found in LINQ. For those of us building HTTP APIs or web applications, it can make solving problems...