Recently I’ve developed a simple processing application that generates some data in database. For business logic it was important to understand what entity was created the last on some steps. Since there was no concern about scaling or running several instances simultaneously, it was decided to use the primary key itself, the auto-incremental integer value. I didn’t want to rely somehow on date-time, or invent something sophisticated.Read More →

Sometimes, the incoming data in JSON has some custom form that is not supported by the built-in Json.NET converters. In this article, as an educational example, we will implement a custom converter from UNIX time format in milliseconds to the native .NET class DateTime.Read More →

Once, I was needed to have a simple endpoint in which I can send any request in test purposes. Just a simple web service that eats a request, no matter what HTTP method and route are used. Fortunately, Microsoft did a great job making ASP.NET Core as flexible as possible, so the solution turned up quite short and simple.Read More →

I’d like to introduce a library for accessing app settings in the App.config and Web.config. Unlike standard ConfigurationManager, ConfigEx additionally allows reading configs of other assemblies used in the project. Moreover, it is strongly typed, has a mechanism of settings overriding and allows applying automatic conversion of values.Read More →

An interesting note that I’ve found while updating the ConfigEx library: the assembly DLL file in ASP.NET application might be located in place different from what we expect. During runtime, it is actually not in the place where the application is hosted.Read More →