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Solving a Null Value When Posting a Simple String to a .NET Web API

The Problem: Many programmers, when creating a .NET Web API project, typically run into a situation where they want to post a simple x-www-form-urlencoded string datatype to an endpoint. They create the POST endpoint and attempt to post a string body to it only to find out that the value passed from the body is null. It can certainly be a frustrating endeavor to find a solution to this. After ...

8 Tips to a Better API Design

We have all seen the numerous articles and tutorials related to great REST API design on the web. They usually talk about proper coding techniques and how to expose the endpoints in some given language. While useful, and definitely needed, they often miss some of the fundamental high level ideas that make great APIs work. In this article we will cover 8 tips which I have learned consuming and providing ...

ASP.NET Variables Won’t Hold Their Value

When it comes to working with ASP.NET most developers who have done standard desktop development always run into the problem of their class variables not retaining their values. You create a variable at the class/page level and expect that when you click a button or change a server control on the page that those variables will be there when its event is triggered. But in many cases they are not ...

Really Simple PHP Login / Logout Script Example

One of the first scripts people new to PHP (or any server-side scripting really) create is a login and logout form for their site. Often times beginners get a little confused as to all the parts necessary to creating such a thing. So I thought it would be helpful if I showed a really basic and easy to use PHP login / logout script. The script uses an existing database ...

Integrate Your Favorite YouTube Channels with JavaScript

Like me you probably have several YouTube channels that you like to follow. Maybe you enjoy that crazy cat video channel or the channel which shows stupid people doing stupid stuff. Either way you want to bring those favorite channels to the world in all their glory on your site. One thing you want to do however is combine those channels into one feed and display the feed on your ...

Easy Way to Post Multiple JavaScript Values to PHP Using jQuery AJAX

For the sake of argument, let's assume you have to pass a plethora of JavaScript values to PHP through a POST submission. Maybe it is an array of numbers or simple point objects. You want to do this quickly and don't want to be bothered with using a hidden form or having to list out a ton of fields in some long data string that you give to a jQuery ...