Enabling Cross-Origin Requests in ASP.NET5

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Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) is a mechanism that allows restricted resources (e.g. fonts, JavaScript, etc.) on a web page to be requested from another domain outside the domain from which the resource originated. “Cross-domain” AJAX requests are forbidden by default because of their ability to read more →

Basic authentication middleware for ASP.NET 5

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This post is about building another middleware component for ASP.NET 5. Long back I wrote a post about Basic authentication for Web API. This implementation uses the same functionality. It checks for Authorization header in the HTTP Request, if not found it set the Response read more →

Unit Testing ASP.NET 5 middleware

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This post is about unit testing your middleware components. For testing middleware ASP.NET team introduced a TestHost package, this package contains a TestServer which can create an ASP.NET request processing pipeline and helpers to submit requests to the pipeline as if it is a real read more →

Build your own middleware – HTML Minification middleware

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Minification refers to the process of removing unnecessary or redundant data without affecting how the resource is processed by the browser – e.g. code comments and formatting, removing unused code, using shorter variable and function names, and so on. If you are using wordpress, you read more →

Build your first ASP.NET 5 middleware

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This post is about developing your own ASP.NET 5 middleware. What is Middleware – The definition of “Middleware” varies depends on its context, but in ASP.NET 5, the definition provided by the OWIN specification is probably closest – Pass through components that form a pipeline read more →