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Sharing Authorization Cookies between ASP.NET 4.x and ASP.NET Core 1.0

When you want to share logins with an existing ASP.NET 4.x app and an ASP.NET Core 1.0 app, you'll be creating a login cookie that can be read by both applications.

Storing and using secrets in Azure

Most applications need access to secret information in order to function: it could be an API key, database credentials, or something else. In this post, we’ll create a simple service that will compare the temperatures in Seattle and Paris using the OpenWeatherMap API, for which we’ll need a secret API key. I’ll walk you through the usage of Azure’s Key Vault for storing the key, then I’ll show how to retrieve and use it in a simple Azure function.

Performance analysis: The cost of StackOverflow indexes

In this post, we are going to look at the relevant costs we have when testing out different indexes on the stack overflow data dump. In this case, we have the following two collections, and sample documents from each.

FossilDelta: An efficient delta compression algorithm written in C#

Fossil achieves efficient storage and low-bandwidth synchronization through the use of delta-compression. Instead of storing or transmitting the complete content of an artifact, fossil stores or transmits only the changes relative to a related artifact.

ASP.NET Core + Angular 2 template for Visual Studio

For many months, I’ve been working with some great community contributors on our GitHub repo to build supporting libraries, packages, and ultimately what we hope is the ideal starting-point template for such applications.