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...