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How To Consume a WebAPI with RestSharp

The open source library RestSharp is designed to make consuming APIs from .NET easy and work across platforms.

Inject Custom Middleware into the ASP.NET Pipeline with OWIN

You can easily slide middleware and other custom code into the ASP.NET pipeline by taking advantage of the Microsoft implementation of the OWIN specification in the coming Visual Studio 2015.

Sharpening Developer Productivity with ReSharper

ReSharper is a Visual Studio plug-in from JetBrains that brings an incredible amount of features designed to increase developer productivity.

How To Take Control of Amazon Web Services from Within Your .NET Application

See how the .NET SDK uses consistent naming and patterns, making it easy to work with the myriad of Web services that AWS provides.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 7: Using the Managed Extensibility Framework

The Microsoft MEF can be used for dependency injection, but it does it much differently than most other containers. See how to get the most from the unique features of MEF.

How to Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 6: Binding by Convention

Explicitly setting all the bindings needed to compose your application -- that's a lot of work! See how to use convention over configuration to save time and make your composition easier to understand.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 5: A Look at 5 DI Containers

DI containers all serve a similar purpose, but with some differences in syntax and functionality. Ondrej Balas explains the differences between Ninject, Castle Windsor, Unity, StructureMap and Autofac.

How To Refactor For Dependency Injection, Part 4: Configuration Changes

Ondrej Balas continues his series on refactoring code for dependency injection, looking at patterns and strategies for changing application behavior after it has already been compiled.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 3: Larger Applications

Ondrej Balas continues his series on refactoring code for dependency injection, focusing on techniques that make it easier to refactor complex applications.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 2: Composition Root

Ondrej Balas continues his discussion on refactoring your code for dependency injection, this time focusing on the composition root pattern.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 1: Cleaning Up

Take control of your application's behavior and move toward dependency injection by refactoring your existing code.

Developing the Developer Community

Community involvement is an often overlooked -- but increasingly important -- part of what it means to be a developer.

Regular Expressions, Part 3: Business Intelligence Uses

You can do a lot more with regular expressions than you think. In this tutorial, you'll use it to convert a movie list into a CSV file for use in Excel.

Regular Expressions, Part 2: Positioning and More

Like riding a bike, knowledge of regular expressions will stay with you forever, allowing you to manipulate text quickly and easily. In this part of the series, Ondrej focuses in on groups, positioning and tools.

Regular Expressions: Not as Tricky as They May Seem

Regular expressions are like power tools: They may look scary, but are easy to use once you understand their basic building blocks.

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