Author Archives: Brandon

Using Middleware to trap Exceptions in Asp.Net Core

Recently while working on a project I found myself writing a ton of boilerplate code throughout that looked something like this: private readonly Lazy<JSchema> _newItemSchema = new Lazy<JSchema>(() => Helpers.GetSchema(@"POST-request.json")); [HttpPost] public async Task<IActionResult> AddNewItem() { var requestJson = Request.ParseBodyToObject(_newItemSchema.Value); if (!requestJson.Success) { #if DEBUG return BadRequest(requestJson.Object); #else return BadRequest(); #endif } var newItem =… Read More »

On-schedule and On-demand Azure VMs using Runbooks + Microsoft Flow

Since using the new Azure “V2” VMs I had a complaint: I can’t (easily) set up a schedule for my VMs like I was able to with Classic VMs and the Classic Management dashboard. I recently set up a Minecraft server for my sons and was turning it on when they got home from school… Read More »

Feedback Hub for everybody!

On August 29th, the Windows Dev Center got a massive feature set upgrade. Included among these new features was the announcement of the Microsoft Store Services Engagement Framework. Like the name implies, this is a new framework put out by the Store team enabling developers to better engage with their users – and new store… Read More »

My slides from Twin Cities Code Camp #20

As promised, my slides from my Continuous Deployment in Mobile Applications talk at Twin Cities Code Camp 20 can be found below! If you have questions, please post them in the Disqus thread so we may all benefit from the conversation. A few attendees also expressed interest in my session from TCCC17 so I\’ve also… Read More »