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  • Updates to my ASP.NET Core / React SPA Template

    A few months back, I threw together an ASP.NET Core / React SPA template (and blogged about it here) in the process of learning both ASP.NET Core and React. The initial plan was to just come up with something simple enough to learn some things and then move along. Although the final result was a simple “Hello World” page, ther...

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  • Running Heroku CLI from Heroku Scheduler

    The Heroku Scheduler is a simple and handy add-on for any Heroku application, to run recurring commands. I recently had the need to run a Heroku CLI command from within the Scheduler itself. Why would you need to do such a thing? In my case, at YNAB, we have an app pipeline which includes a staging app for our marketing site. We don’t want this staging app running all the time for various reasons, i...

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  • The LATERAL join

    The LATERAL join is an interesting and powerful join type that is a bit intimidating at first but when you take a closer look it is very useful in certain scenarios.

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  • Using Google Assistant to Arm my House Alarm

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  • Easy HTTPS with Cloudflare

    HTTPS everywhere! This is the trend of late, and for good reason. Phishing, connection snooping, man-in-the-middle attacks and hacking in general is pervasive today and security on the web is more important than ever.

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