Instagram Basic Display API

Background A while ago I was working on a project that consumed the Instagram Legacy API Platform. To make things easier there was a fantastic library called InstaSharp which wrapped the HTTP calls to the Instagram Legacy API endpoints. However, Instagram began disabling the Instagram Legacy API Platform and on June 29, 2020, any remaining endpoints will no longer be available. The replacements to the Instagram Legacy API Platform are the Instagram Graph API and...

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Deploy ASP.NET Core Web API to Fly via Docker

In my last post I deployed the standard Blazor template over to vercel static site hosting. In the standard template, the FetchData component gets its data from a local sample-data/weather.json file via an HttpClient. forecasts = await Http.GetFromJsonAsync<WeatherForecast[]>("sample-data/weather.json"); I wanted to upgrade this by replacing that call to the local json file with a call to an ASP.NET Core Web API backend. Unfortunately unlike in the version 1 days of zeit where you could deploy...

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Blazor hosted on vercel aka zeit now.sh

Update - I did deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API backend via Docker to fly.io So, I decided it was time to play with Blazor WebAssembly which is in preview for ASP.NET Core 3.1. I decided I wanted to publish the sample on Zeit’s now.sh platform which has now been rebranded Vercel If you want to follow along this was my starting point I use Visual Studio Code and for IDE support with vscode you...

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Install .NET Core on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

A couple of days ago Canonical the custodians of the Ubuntu Linux distribution released the latest long term support version of their desktop Linux operating system. Codenamed Focal Fossa the 20.04 LTS release is the latest and greatest version. For more information about its new features head over to their blog. For us .NET Core developers each new release of Ubuntu generally means that whenever we need to update the .NET Core version we need...

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aspnetcore 3.1.2 windows hosting bundle caused 503 services unavailable

Today NET Core 3.1.200 SDK - March 16, 2020 was installed on my development and production boxes. With a new release, I tend to also install the Windows hosting bundle associated with each release, and in this case, it was ASP.NET Core Runtime 3.1.2 However, on installing it, the next request to the website showed a 503 Service Unavailable error: Debugging the w3 process in Visual Studio showed this error: Unhandled exception at 0x53226EE9 (aspnetcorev2.dll)...

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