New Pluralsight Course: Integrating Angular with ASP.NET Core RESTful Services

I’m excited to announce the release of my new course on Pluralsight titled Integrating Angular with ASP.NET Core RESTful Services! This course follows up my previous course which focused on Angular and Node.js. The code in this new class covers ASP.NET Core 2.0 or higher and Angular 4 or higher. As with my previous course, I’ll walk you through the process of using Angular to call into RESTful services and perform CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) operations in an application to allow a user to view and modify data. However, in this course the services are built using C# and […]


5 Key Benefits of Angular and TypeScript 10

  Over the past few months, I’ve been asked the same general question about Angular multiple times in onsite training classes, while helping customers with their architecture, or when talking with company leaders about the direction web technologies are heading. Here’s the general question: “What are the key benefits that Angular and TypeScript can offer our development teams?” It’s a great question and one that should be asked before jumping into any new technology or framework. Most of the people asking are technology managers or directors interested in understanding the benefits that Angular can offer their teams (both technical and non-technical). […]


Code with Dan Newsletter #2: Node.js, Microservices, Authentication, CSS and TypeScript/Angular

Edition #2 of the Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter is now out including a new video walk-through! Topics in this edition: Node.js API authentication Microservices with Node.js and Express D3 graphics and charting TypeScript and Angular projects to learn from A minimalistic CSS library (when you want something smaller than Bootstrap) Watch my video walk-through of the content covered in this newsletter here: Not subscribed to the newsletter yet? Sign-up at the top of the blog!


Code with Dan Web Newsletter #1: PWAs, VueJS/Angular/React, MSBuild, Docker

I’m rebooting the Code with Dan Newsletter but decided to keep it much more focused than before (less items in each edition). Here’s a quick video overview of the what I have planned as well as the first 5 items covered in edition #1 of the newsletter: Topics covered in this edition: A beginner’s guide to making Progressive Web Apps VueJS vs Angular vs ReactJS with Demos MSBuild in .NET Core (Video) Docker for .NET Developers Series Dan’s Flipboard Magazines (scroll to the bottom) Interested in subscribing to the newsletter? Visit my blog or company site to sign-up!


Q&A with Silicon Prairie News About Docker Containers

I had the opportunity to talk with Silicon Prairie News about Docker and some of the key benefits it offers. They interviewed me ahead of the Heartland Developer Conference (HDC) event where I’ll be giving a keynote titled “Docker Containers: What Every Developer Should Know”. The questions they asked in the interview included: How long have you been working with Docker? Can you briefly explain Docker for developers and readers who may not have a current understanding of what it does? Do you think this is something that all developers should at least be educating themselves on even if they […]


Angular 4 TypeScript and HTML Snippets for VS Code 10

I use VS Code a lot in my development projects and recently put together a set of Angular (v2 or higher) TypeScript and HTML snippets that can be used to enhance productivity when building Single Page Applications.  By typing the snippet prefix (which is “ag-”) in a TypeScript or HTML file you can quickly add the associated code into your file. Here’s a list of the supported snippets: Angular TypeScript Snippets ag-Bootstrap – Bootstrap snippet ag-AppModule – Create the root app module (@NgModule) ag-AppFeatureModule – Angular app feature module (@NgModule) snippet ag-AppFeatureRoutingModule – Angular app feature routing module (@NgModule) snippet ag-CanDeactivateRoutingGuard […]


Behind the Scenes: Angular and ASP.NET Core Pluralsight Course Kickoff Video! 1

I’ve had several people over the years ask about my workflow as I create video courses for Pluralsight and other sites so I thought I’d provide some details. Since I’m starting a brand new course for Pluralsight (Integrating Angular with ASP.NET Core RESTful Services) I filmed a few details about my equipment setup and also did a live recording (with bloopers!) of one of the video clips that will be used in the course. I know a lot of people are either interested in getting into video or simply want to know what really happens behind the scenes so I hope […]


.NET Rocks Panel Interview: Docker, Containers and More

I had the chance to sit down with Carl and Richard from .NET Rocks as well as Michele Leroux Bustamante and Rick Van Rousselt while at the DevIntersection Europe conference to have a panel discussion on Docker, containers and more. It was a lot of fun talking with everyone on the panel so feel free to tune if you’re interested in Docker and containers (click on the image below to listen to it). Listen Here


10 Angular and TypeScript Projects to Take You From Zero to Hero 7

There are a lot of great samples and posts out there to help get you started with Angular (version 2 or higher) as well as ES6/ES2015 and TypeScript. However, some are out of date, some may be more complex than you want to start with, and others have been abandoned and are no longer maintained. In this post I’m going to provide a list of 10 Angular/TypeScript projects that I’ve created that can take you from “Zero to Hero” if you like to explore project code and are interested in investing the time to learn. The projects are listed in […]


New Pluralsight Course – Integrating Angular with Node.js RESTful Services 10

  I’m excited to announce the release of a new course on Pluralsight titled Integrating Angular with Node.js RESTful Services! This covers Node.js 6.10 or higher and Angular 4 or higher. In this course I’ll walk you through the process of using Angular to call into RESTful services and perform CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) operations in an application to allow a user to view and modify data. If you’ve wondered about how Angular services work, how to organize modules, the role of Observables and RxJS in async operations, how Angular’s Http client can be used to make async calls, how […]