A History of Microsoft .NET, Part 10: Core 3.0/3.1

A History of Microsoft .NET, Part 10: Core 3.0/3.1

If .NET Core 2 was the first real version of .NET Core, then 3.0/3.1 took something usable and made it solid. With their latest version, Microsoft went from “good enough” to something enjoyable to use. .NET 3.0/3.1 closed a lot of the gaps left between .NET Framework...
A History of Microsoft .NET, Part 9: Core 2.0/2.1

A History of Microsoft .NET, Part 9: Core 2.0/2.1

The release of .NET Core 2 was the first “real” version of .NET Core. The previous version (.NET Core 1) really wasn’t ready for primetime. But .NET Core 2 was a solid product. And in many ways, it was better than .NET Framework. First off, .NET Core 2 had all that...
Using Postman

Using Postman

Postman is a tool most web application developers are familiar with. A lot of what we use Postman for we could write ourselves or use the Unix curl command. But Postman makes interacting with APIs easier for developers. Plus, its ability to save requests and...
A History of Microsoft .NET, Part 8: .NET Core

A History of Microsoft .NET, Part 8: .NET Core

Microsoft created the .NET Framework for many of us to write better software that ran on Windows. I’ve spent a good portion of my time developing with .NET Framework code, writing code that ran in web browsers. So ironically, the code did run on a variety of...
CouchDB and Users

CouchDB and Users

In my previous posts about CouchDB, I have used the same admin user for accessing CouchDB. Bu, CouchDB supports multiple users. we don’t have to use only one user. To create a new user, we can make a simple web call. Here is an example using...
How to Set Up a New Vue App

How to Set Up a New Vue App

After being out of the loop for the last couple of years on advances in unit testing for component-based web frameworks, I have been pleasantly surprised at the experience and value available in unit testing my front-end code. In this blog post, I am going to walk...
Saving Data With CouchDB

Saving Data With CouchDB

In my previous post, we queried some data in CouchDB. But the problem with that is we need to put some data into the database if we want to query it. Adding data to CouchDB isn’t difficult. You just need to insert another document. Doing so is pretty...
CouchDB Using Nano NPM

CouchDB Using Nano NPM

In my previous blog post, I did a quick intro to CouchDB. In this post, we will dive into writing some code that uses CouchDB. We will use NodeJS for this application. You could just as easily write this in C# or any language, but for this post I thought I’d...