Irina Scurtu

Passionate about .NET web development and the world around it.

Status Codes for REST APIs

When it comes to Status Codes for REST APIs, we are all in a hurry to deliver functionality and we often ignore them. Come as it may. We use what we get. And that’s it. REST as a concept should also be about meaning, longevity and empathy towards our API…

Extending EF Core DbContext

Entity Framework allows you to extend the DbContext class to add your own entities, extend existing entities, and customize them at runtime. All of these in a clean and simple manner, if you are willing to do so. It doesn’t even matter if those entities don’t have a table representation. You can do that by leveraging C# partial classes and method.

Versioning REST APIs

Headers or URL? In the context of REST APIs there is a lot of confusion around versioning. Some people recommend versioning REST APIs by adding the version in the URL. Others don’t version at all, and others recommend versioning REST APIs using headers.Nothing bad so far, but I’ve personally seen…

From .NET 2.2 to 3.1 – Routing issues

Having a website on 2.2, I thought that there is about the case to upgrade. Now or never I said. How hard can it be? I went pretty smooth, by using the -> migration guide..until…. I’ve bumped into routing. I’ve spent a decent amount of time trying to debug the…

Worker Service in .Net Core 3.0

What is a Worker Service, what is solves? Sometimes our business scenarios need long-running tasks that run in the background, to watch something or compute something. This kind of scenario was impossible before .Net Core 2.1. A lot of functionalities were ‘ported’ or re-written from the old version, but this…