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Customize Authentication Header in SwaggerUI using Swashbuckle

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Originally posted on: has quickly established itself as an important tool for building Web API’s for any platform. Swagger enables interactive documentation and client SDK generation/discoverability. One of the most frequently used Swagger tools is Swagger UI. Swagger UI provides automatically generated HTML assets that give you automatic documentation and even an online test tool. To see Swagger UI in action, check out their demo page. Although Swagger/Swagger UI can be used for any platform, the Swashbuckle library makes integrating Swagger UI into a .NET Web API app a breeze. In fact, Azure
API Apps specifically leverage Swagger via Swashbuckle to provide the metadata for Azure API apps. Most of the out of the box features of Swagger work great. However, there are times when you need to customize this behavior. For example, by default Swagger UI gives you a textbox for for the “API key”. When you execute the request, it simply puts this API key into a query string variable called “api_key” as shown in the screen shot: But what do you do if you need some other type of authentication? Perhaps you need Basic Auth...(Read whole news on source site)

Managing Access to Cloud Resources

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As you start your cloud incubation journey, one of the very first hurdles you would run into is access management. How to secure access to your cloud provider? Whom do you allow to provision resources? Do you want to centralize the provisioning, or empower project teams with self-service capability? Can we leverage on-premise identity stores […]

Freescale solid state RF power innovation enables disruptive new concept for cooking at home

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Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) today introduced its vision for a radically innovative appliance concept that leverages solid state radio frequency (RF) technology to revolutionize cooking. Developed in partnership with global product strategy and design firm frog, this breakthrough proof of concept will help enable fresh, chef-quality meals available at home with virtually no effort or......(Read whole news on source site)

Coolpad’s Dazen 1 becomes top-most selling smartphone on Snapdeal

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Coolpad Dazen 1 has become the No. 1 brand in sales and No. 1 in product ratings on Snapdeal within 2 weeks of launch. Dazen 1 is the only device in India offering 2 GB RAM and 4G LTE under Rs. 6000. Coolpad last week launched the black edition of its Dazen 1 handset which......(Read whole news on source site)

Entity Framework Pitfalls: Table Valued Functions

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New', courier, monospace; font-size: 8pt; direction: ltr; background-color: #f4f4f4;"> var customers3 = ctx.Database.SqlQuery(typeof(Customer), "SELECT * FROM [dbo].[GetCustomers]()");
var customers3 = ctx.Database.SqlQuery(typeof(Customer), "SELECT * FROM [dbo].[GetCustomers]()");
As of Entity Framework 6.x, Table Valued Functions are not supported, which is really a pity. For example, the following does not work:

What's new in the Office Roadmap - 2015-06-26

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Some interesting summer news on the Office Roadmap this week. But first of all something that is not very cool at all; the Office roadmap URL has changed. I've used and linked to,  and but the only one that is working right now is Booh! Thou shalt not change URL's without redirects… Changes 2015-06-26 This is the detected changes in the Roadmap. If you use the newly released feature on the Roadmap that shows the Recently Updated Features, you will see that it states about 50 changed features, since
we don't know their "algorithm" behind the feature, just ignore it and keep reading… Now Launched Skype for Business Online: Lync in a new shroud is now officially launched…... Office 365 ProPlus user activation management:  You can now manage your ProPlus activations directly from the admin center Office 365 Groups : improving visibility and management: The Office 365 Groups features are slowly rolling out and being launched on all tenants. Compliance Search: Some of the new compliance features announced just weeks ago as being in development are now launched. Rolling out MDM for OneDrive for Business: was...(Read whole news on source site)

UX Scotland 2015

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During the end of last week, UX Scotland 2015 took place at the Dynamic Earth, offering a selection of interesting talks, workshops and social events. The conference was filled with interesting guests sharing their personal experiences, including Scott Logic’s Graham Odds. The hot Summer Sun proved to offer the ultimate setting, gracing the attendees with a rare display of Edinburgh at its liveliest. Despite the variety of topics covered with each talk, the two overarching themes of the sessions I attended were: 1) how to overcome the challenges of creative work (both from the perspective of the individual and their environment),
and 2) how UX methodologies helped drive the design of products whose user base is not as well known or accessible. Challenges of Creative Work The opening keynote by Dan Saffer on “Practical Creativity” was firmly centered around the first topic, offering a reflection on what it means to be creative in a world where music, literature or even science are constantly pushing the boundaries of imagination. Dan Saffer settled on the concept of ‘Practical Creativity’ to fully understand the essence of his work: a combination of imagination and knowledge, fully grounded in the presence of outside constraints and a...(Read whole news on source site)

Building Windows 10 UWP Apps talk

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Tuesday night I gave a talk at our user group on Windows 10 UWP development. Had a good crowd and a lot of good questions. Wanted to share my slide deck here in case anyone wants it for reference. Slides Demos were mostly from the platform SDK samples found here: And my one … Continued

The Morning Brew #1890

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Short and links only again today as I’m very pressed for time. Information New Azure Billing APIs Available – Scott Guthrie Refactoring with Loops and Collection Pipelines – Martin Fowler .NET Hotfix Rollups for June – Jeff Lambert Chess TDD 39: Dipping a Toe into Complex Piece Movement – Erik Dietrich Angular Team Provides Roadmap, […]