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Anti Forgery Tokens with AngularJS and ASP.NET Web API

Single Page Applications using AngularJS with ASP.NET will by default leave our web api methods open to forgery abuse. A few simple steps will allow you to add anti forgery protection.

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Generic wrapper for calling ASP.NET WEB API REST service using HttpClient with optional HMAC authentication

Wanting to implement my business rules in a separate tier running on a different server than the presentation tier I decided that I wanted the business tier to expose its functionality via REST methods using the web api. I then … Continue reading

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Unit Testing an ASP.NET MVC 4 Controller using MS Test, Rhino Mocks, AutoMapper and Dependency Injection

I decided to put together a demo project to showcase unit testing an ASP.NET MVC controller. The MVC controller is part of a much larger n-tier solution that stores data in SQL Server, uses Entity Framework, has a data layer … Continue reading

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ASP.NET MVC3 Using Code First Entity Framework Without Database Generation

Note that this works just as well with MVC4 as it does MVC3. So, when is Code First not Code First? It is possible, even recommended, to use ‘code first’ techniques even when you are not generating the database from … Continue reading

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