Quickly Build Node.js Apps with Sails.js

Sails.js is an exciting MVC framework for Node.js. Recently the team released version 1.0 and today you’re going to learn how to use the framework to rapidly build a new website. The hype around Sails.js is real. As a veteran MVC developer, I was impressed with the extensibility, organization, flow, and speed Sails.js provides. The team at Sails. js has done an excellent job of abstracting the MVC portion of the codebase away from the...

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Build a Basic CRUD App with ASP.NET Core 3.0 and MongoDB

Document databases have become increasingly popular due to their speed and ability to store huge amounts of data or semi-structured data. MongoDB has emerged as a leader in the document database space and, as a consequence, it may be necessary for developers to learn how to interact with MongoDB from .NET applications. This post strips away all the arguments that obscure how document databases can easily serve as a datastore for .NET applications. The app...

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Build a CRUD App with Vue.js, Spring Boot, and Kotlin

Much like React or Angular, Vue.js is a Javascript view library. When coupled with a state management library like MobX, Vue.js becomes a full-featured application framework. Vue.js is designed to be incrementally adoptable, so you can use as much or as little of it as you like. Like React, Vue.js utilizes a virtual DOM to streamline processing so that it renders as little as possible on each state update. In my experience, Vue is far...

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Heroku + Docker with Secure React in 10 Minutes

You’ve built a React app, but now you need to deploy it. What do you do? First, it’s probably best to choose a cloud provider as they’re typically low-cost and easy to deploy to. Most cloud providers offer a way to deploy a static site. Heroku supports static sites, easily deploys apps with Git, and provides a CLI that developers love. A built React app is just JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. They’re static files that...

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Deploy a .NET Container with AWS Fargate

In the last article I wrote, I showed you how to host a serverless .NET application using AWS Lambda. In the article, we talked about the history of serverless and how companies are using these types of technology to simplify the process of delivering APIs and functionality faster than traditional methods. There are some problems that will start to arise in this type of application when you need more capability than your standard HTTP protocols...

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Angular + Docker with a Big Hug from Spring Boot

Building modern apps with Angular and Spring Boot is a common practice these days. In fact, if I use Google’s Keyword Planner to look up popular search terms, it’s one of the most popular combinations. The results in the list below are average monthly searches and not limited by location. This tutorial is the fourth and final in a series on Angular and Spring Boot in 2020. In the first one, I showed how to...

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Node.js Login with Express and OIDC

Node.js just celebrated its 11th birthday on May 27! With the state of things nows, it’s pretty crazy to think back to the massive JavaScript Renaissance boost of 2009. In case you’re not aware, the JavaScript Renaissance began in around 2004 with Ajax, increased exponentially with jQuery in the mid-2000s, and then really took off with Node.js and a plethora of early JavaScript web frameworks; including Backbone.js, Ember.js, and AngularJS. Today, I’d like to show...

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SQL Injection in PHP: Practices to Avoid

SQL injections are one of the most common vulnerabilities found in web applications. Today, I’m going to explain what a SQL injection attack is and take a look at an example of a simple vulnerable PHP application accessing a SQLite or MySQL database. After that, we’ll look at several methods to prevent this attack, fixing the problem. Prerequisites Make sure you have the following software installed and enabled on your system: PHP 7 Composer PHP...

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How to Make a CRUD App with Entity Framework Core

ASP.NET Core is Microsoft’s latest iteration of its web framework, which boasts many upgrades over the .Net Framework versions of ASP.NET. ASP.NET Core is cross-platform—meaning you can finally deploy your ASP.NET apps on Linux. It’s open-source which is a massive departure from Microsoft’s previous line of thinking. Most of the new framework should be familiar to veteran ASP.NET developers however there are some new tweaks to get used to. One of the most popular tools...

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How to Authenticate an AWS Lambda Function in C#

Serverless was only first coined as a concept 8 years ago in 2012 by Ken Fromm in The future of the world is serverless. Even with the rise of cloud computing, the world still revolves around servers. That won’t last, though. Cloud apps are moving into a serverless world, and that will bring big implications for the creation and distribution of software and applications. If you come from traditional service architecture roots of on-premises or...

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