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Jamie “GaProgMan” Taylor
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New blog post: Rider Has Been Released - And Why You Should Try It #JetBrainsRider #netCore

JetBrains (maker of IntelliJ IDEA) recently released the initial version of Rider - their open source .NET/.NET Core IDE. That's right: version 1 is out, after a few years of development. But is it any good?
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New blog post: User Secrets - What Are They And Why Do I Need Them? #aspnetcore #netcore #usersecrets

Committing passwords, api keys and connection strings to open source projects can be incredibly dangerous. Even once they've been removed from the repo they can still be found in the commit history. The .NET Core boffins have come up with a technique…
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New blog post: Power Blade - Not a Mega Man Clone, At All #RetroGame #NesGame #PowerBlade

In which Jamie talks us through one of his all time favourite NES games: Power Blade, and how it's totally not a Mega Man clone
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New blog post: Discworld 2: Missing Presumed...!? #RetroGame #Discworld #Rincewind #GnuPratchett

There's a place you're always welcome, That's as nice as it can be. Everyone can get in, 'Cause it's absolutely free! This week Jamie waffles on about the second Discworld point and click adventure
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New blog post: .NET Core Middleware – OWASP Headers Part 3 #aspnetcore #middleware #netcore #owasp

In this post we'll take a previously built custom middleware and finalise the configuration options to it. We'll complete the JSON file which represents the config, and ensure that it's being read and the values are applied to the middleware setup.
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.NET Core 2.0 had a surprise release this week, right in the middle of my posting schedule. So let's take a step back from ASP.NET Core middleware and dissect the news, install the latest version and see what we can do with it.
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Purpose The Discworld Disorganiser is a Web UI front end for my dwCheckApi project, and was created as a way for users to search through the main Discworld novels. Technology Used The Discworld Disorganiser itself uses .NET Core’s JavaScript services to…
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Purpose OwaspHeaders.Core is a collection of ASP.NET Core middleware classes designed to increase web application security by adopting the recommended OWASP settings. Secure Headers The SecureHeadersMiddleware is used to inject the HTTP headers…
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New blog post: .NET Core Middleware – OWASP Headers Part 2 #aspnetcore #middleware #netcore #owasp

In this post we'll take a previously built custom middleware and add configuration options to it. We'll load our config options for the middleware from a JSON file present in the consuming application, and apply it to the middleare
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The second in a two-part series in which Jamie discusses the 1999 horror action game Shadow Man. This post is all about the soundtrack, written by legendary musician Tim Haywood.
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