Brady Gaster

Principal Program Manager, ASP.NET Core

Brady Gaster is a program manager in the ASP.NET team at Microsoft, where he works on SignalR, microservices and APIs, and integration with Azure service teams in hopes to make it exciting for developers who work on .NET apps to party in the cloud. You can find Brady on Twitter or Twitch at @bradygaster when he's not learning with (or from) his 2 sons, tinkering with code, or making music in his basement using various synthesizers and guitars.

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App Building with Azure API Management, Functions, Power Apps, and Logic Apps

This month's series on building and integrating your HTTP APIs using Web API and lots of other goodies together comes to a close with this post, which will show you some exciting ways your Web API projects and Azure Functions can be integrated in new and exciting ways when you describe them with OpenAPI. In case you haven't seen the previous ...

Open-source HTTP API packages and tools

This post covers a variety of things any .NET developer who plans on building HTTP APIs will want in their toolchain or dependency list. We'll show you some new and exciting frameworks coming up that are built atop ASP.NET Core web API and hopefully make the craft of building and testing HTTP APIs with .NET easier. There are so many opport

Creating Discoverable HTTP APIs with ASP.NET Core 5 Web API

This month, we'll be focusing on building HTTP APIs with .NET 5. We'll explore a myriad of different tools, technologies, and services that make your API development experience more delightful. Each week, we'll release a new post on this blog that goes into a separate area of building HTTP APIs with .NET, focusing mostly on using ASP.NET Core ...

Configuring a Server-side Blazor app with Azure App Configuration

In this post, we'll take a look at how we can extract configuration values out of JSON files and into an Azure App Configuration instance, where they can be used by other teammates or apps.

Forwarded Headers Middleware Updates in .NET Core 3.0 preview 6

With the updates in .NET Core 3 preview 6, the host logic has been pre-wired to enable the Forwarded Headers Middleware by default as long as the `ASPNETCORE_FORWARDEDHEADERS_ENABLED` environment variable has been set to `true`. This post goes into some detail on how this can fix potential HTTPS issues when behind a reverse proxy.

ASP.NET Core updates in .NET Core 3.0 Preview 5

ASP.NET Core updates in .NET Core 3.0 Preview 5 .NET Core 3.0 Preview 5 is now available. This iteration was brief for the team and primarily includes bug fixes and improvements to the more significant updates in Preview 4. This post summarizes the important points in this release. Please see the release notes for additional details and ...

.NET Core Workers in Azure Container Instances

In .NET Core 3.0 we are introducing a new type of application template called Worker Service. This template is intended to give you a starting point for writing long running services in .NET Core. In this walkthrough you'll learn how to use a Worker with Azure Container Registry anAzure Container Instances to get your Worker running as a microservice in the cloud.

ASP.NET SignalR 2.4.0

We've just shipped the final 2.4.0 version of ASP.NET SignalR, the version of SignalR for System.Web and/or OWIN-based applications. As we mentioned in a previous post on the future of ASP.NET SignalR, 2.4.0 is a minor release which contains some small bug fixes and updates. The majority of the features and fixes we implemented for ASP.NET ...

Azure App Service Tools Updates in the Azure SDK for .NET 2.9

In the Azure SDK 2.9 we’ve made it significantly more convenient for developers who use Azure App Service to host their Web, Mobile, API, and background-processing WebJob apps. We’ve heard from customers who use Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates to create their Azure topologies that they’re rarely creating one web app or one API ...