The Monsters Weekly - Episode 23 - 'Working With Sensitive Data - User Secrets'

If you’re working on a project where you’ll be sharing code with someone else, particularly if you’re keeping the source code in a public repository, you’re going to want to make sure that sensitive data is separate from your project. This includes things like API keys, tokens for services and perhaps passwords or other similar data.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 17 - 'Structured Logging with Serilog in ASP.NET Core'

In our previous episode we had a look at the built-in mechanisms which we are afforded by virtue of using ASP.NET Core. Now it’s time to take a deeper look at a fundamental concept to modern logging - structured log messages - and how to take advantage of it.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 16 - 'Logging Basics in ASP.NET Core'

So, you’re planning on sending your app out into the wild. Have you thought about what is going to happen when things go sideways? How will you recover when the excrement hits the oscillating device? Without having a reliable way to track down what went wrong, you’ll be in the weeds for sure, but logging will help set things right.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 12 - 'Dependency Injection in ASP.NET Core'

What is dependency injection, and how can it be leveraged in your project? Monster James walks through the setup in an application as it is configured in the default project in ASP.NET Core and MVC Core in this episode of the Monsters Weekly.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 10 'Loading Settings From a Database in ASP.NET Core'

While configuration has been greatly simplified in ASP.NET Core, it won’t provide an answer for all the situations all of the time. One such case is when you need to save and load configuration settings from a database so, here, we’ll show you how.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 8 'Tour of the Default ASP.NET MVC Project'

There is a lot of newness in the default project in MVC Core, so we wanted to break it down and help make it feel a little more familiar. This is episode #8, and we’re walking you through the “File -> New Project” experience.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 6 'JSON Data and The Options Pattern'

Now that we’ve wrapped our heads around the basics of configuration in ASP.NET Core, let’s start to take control of our appliaction settings. In this episode, we’re looking at a pattern and leveraging the framework to get strongly-typed settings as objects at runtime.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 5 'Configuration Settings'

Your first impression of configuration in ASP.NET Core may be that a tyrant of a coyote with ACME corporate sponsorship laid into the system with a box of explosives. You wouldn’t be wrong, but here’s why it was the right thing to do.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 2 'Static Files'

In this, Episode 2 of The Monsters Weekly, we take a deeper look at some of the configuration options and, in particular, how things have changed in terms of serving up static files in ASP.NET Core. We’ll show you how to enable it, how it works in the default template and what you need to do to get it running from a blank canvas.

Strongly-Typed Configuration in ASP.NET Core MVC

Over the last two posts I worked through the basics of configuration in ASP.NET and how to leverage structured data in your JSON config files. Now it’s time to take a deeper look at how to access relevant parts of your configuration throughout the rest of your project.

Strongly-Typed Settings Classes in ASP.NET Core