CORS upload to Amazon S3 from an ASP.NET application

With CORS, you can securely upload files directly into an S3 bucket, directly from the browser, without using an intermediate proxy (e.g. your web server). This option is a huge boost for web applications that handle big files. The alternative is to upload the file to the web server, and then the web server to send it to S3.
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Things around the web #2

This post gathers a few things I ran into the last few weeks and thought it would be fun to share it with you. [Continue reading]

Use Dropbox with your ASP.NET application

In this article we will see how we can use Dropbox in a ASP.NET application. We will implement the basic functions of a file manager. Since there is no official SDK for .NET, we will use the HigLabo … [Continue reading]

‘<name>’ is ambiguous in the namespace

There are times where this error appears in our web application, without a specific reason. '<name>' is ambiguous in the namespace '<namespace>' This error has the following error code … [Continue reading]

Things around the web #1

This post gathers a few things I ran into the last few weeks and thought it would be fun to share it with you. … [Continue reading]

Avoiding the ‘A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected’

This is a common error that ASP.NET developers have run into many times. We will see in this article a few ways on how to avoid it, both in Web Forms and MVC. … [Continue reading]

Getting video information from YouTube and Vimeo

YouTube and Vimeo provide a data API that you can use to get information for their videos. YouTube requires the use of an API key and you can get one for free. Click here to see the steps required to … [Continue reading]

Set mime types for web fonts in IIS

A typical @font-face declaration includes a .eot file, a .svg file, a .ttf file and a .woff file. If your IIS does not serve any of the previous file types, you need to set the appropriate mime type. … [Continue reading]