Jason N. Gaylord
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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Build APIs with GraphQL and .NET Core - Part 2 of 2

In my previous post we covered how to get started with GraphQL by creating an empty ASP.NET application, installing SQLite, GraphQL, and Entity Framework Core, and testing our application using Banana Cake Pop. In this post, we’ll expand on our project from the previous example.

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Build APIs with GraphQL and .NET Core - Part 1 of 2

One of the recent projects I was involved in required our teams to build APIs that we’d consume in a customer facing web application. Those same APIs would also be exposed to third-party partners. However, both consumers of the APIs needed a slightly different approach. The internal team required APIs that were very granular so that they had complete control over the flow the customers would follow on the front end. This would also allow them to be quite nimble in changing direction without the need of an architecture redesign or heavy service lift. I like to call this level of APIs, micro-services. I view this as true micro-services as opposed to using that term as just another marketing buzz word. The external, third-party required “roll-up” services so that their application was not as chatty as ours.

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Using Hostman for Web Applications

Hostman is a cloud service that works with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Digital Ocean to balance and scale your application. They support static sites that use popular javascript frameworks such as React, Vue, Angular, Ember, Svelte, and others. They also support Python, Ruby, Node, PHP, Elixir, Go, and Docker containers. They boast that the deployment and hosting process is extremely easy. I was curious, so I decided to check it out.

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Postman Galaxy Moved to February

This February, hear from the first Latina to ever go to space for NASA, Ellen Ochoa, and several others from GitHub, Slack, Gremlin, Cisco and more at Postman Galaxy. The event will include deep dives into Postman use cases and thought leadership in the areas of collaboration, API testing and automation, API design and architecture, developer experience, DevOps, and more! The event is free to attend and will be 100% virtual. The main event kicks off on Wednesday, February 3rd 2021 at 8am PST (11am EST). In addition, there are workshops on Tuesday, February 2nd.

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GitHub Posts 13 Ghoulish Games to Play

GitHub posted 13 ghoulish games to play today and the rest of this weekend. All of these games are available on GitHub along with their full source code. Some of these games were built in less than 48 hours!

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Umbraco Developer Opening at biBERK

I have yet another opening on my team. This opening is for an Umbraco Developer. Here’s a quick look at the responsibilities and qualifications:

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Using Modern CSS Frameworks

For years, Bootstrap was the most widely used CSS framework and is still the 7th highest starred open source project on GitHub. It originally started by a couple of developers at Twitter before being released as an open source project in 2011. However, many have started to slowly abandon Bootstrap. It has been 6 years since the last major release (officially today) and Bootstrap 5 is still in Alpha and includes many breaking changes including, but not limited to:

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Including Your GitHub Statistics in Your GitHub ReadMe.md File

Last month, I shared how to create a Readme.md file for your GitHub profile. This little hack allows you to add more content to your GitHub profile. If you’re struggling to find additional content to place in your readme, consider adding additional GitHub statistics to your ReadMe. You can do that by using a pre-built statistic generator.

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Postman Galaxy 2020 in November

Postman Galaxy 2020 has been moved to 2021. For more details, visit jasong.us/2TB9iom.
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GitHub Universe coming in December 2020

GitHub is hosting their annual event, GitHub Universe, from December 8-10, 2020. Each day takes place from 9am PST (noon EST) to 1:30pm PST (4:30pm EST). During the event, you’ll hear from GitHub employees and industry experts with 3 channels of content dedicated to developers, enterprise, and college students. You’ll also get the latest from GitHub including new product announcements and experience deep dives into certain topics. If you miss any particular day, there is a rebroadcast.

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