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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Apple Announcements; XBox Series X|S Sold Out

Yesterday at the Apple “One More Thing” event, Apple introduced the new M1 processor. The new processor will power the new MacBook Air that has a fan-less design and up to 18 hours of battery life. The new MacBook Air starts at $999.00 for a 256GB SSD model.

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.NET Developer Opening

I’m hiring a .NET developer for our growing team. This position is for biBERK, a direct insurance company. I’m looking for someone who can demonstrate sound experience with C#, ASP.NET MVC, and ideally, .NET Core. Many of our back office applications have a Microsoft SQL server backend and an ASP.NET MVC front end. As we continue to revamp our applications, we’re moving several of them to Microsoft Azure and rewriting for native cloud. Many of our databases are migrating to Cosmos DB and our apps are using a .NET Core service layer with an Angular front end.

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Microsoft Edge Beats Chrome to Vertical Tab Feature

The Microsoft Edge dev and canary channel releases have a new feature that Google Chrome has not implemented quite yet. Edge has a toggle switch to move horizontal tabs across the top to vertical tabs down the left side of the browser. This feature is beneficial for users that have a wide screen.

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AWS re:Invent Coming Nov 30 as 3 Week Event

Amazon will still have AWS re:Invent this year. The event will kick off on November 30th. Unlike other years, re:Invent 2020 will take place over 3 weeks and will be a free, virtual event. The event will feature new product launches, sessions, and keynote announcements. As we inch closer to the event, expect a more complete schedule of sessions to be announced. Also, there is a high likelihood that there will be new product announcements throughout the 3 week event and that they all won’t be announced on Day 1.

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Apple's One More Thing Event

Apple has sent out invitations for their third event in three months. The new event titled, “One More Thing”, takes place on November 10th, 2020 at 10am PST (1pm EST). This event is expected to focus on Apple’s new chips, a move already announced at the WWDC back in June. Apple is also expected to focus on the Mac lineup.

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SOLVED: The type or namespace name 'record' could not be found

https://www.jasongaylord.com/blog/2020/11/06/type-namespace-record-init-could-not-be-found

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Other GraphQL Server Solutions Besides Hot Chocolate

Over the past two days, I have posted about building APIs using GraphQL and .NET Core using the Hot Chocolate NuGet package. In the first part of the tutorial, we covered how a GraphQL schema is constructed, getting started using .NET Core and Hot Chocolate, and building our first GraphQL query object using Banana Cake Pop. In the second part of the tutorial, we covered how to add data to our data source using GraphQL mutations and tested GraphQL end to end using Banana Cake Pop. However, Hot Chocolate is not the only way to interact with GraphQL in .NET.

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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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