We are a group of humble, but amazing developers with one thing in common: we're all west of somewhere else. Where we differ from similar sites: we talk to each other! Often. At conferences, via email, and on Slack. From Docker to Canadian politics to feature toggles to smoked meat, we're never at a loss for words. We blog, talk, write, and present. Thanks for stopping by.


Home Networking - Racking
Donald Belcham
I didn't just terminate cables in a mechanical room and mount a few pieces of hardware directly to a wall. Instead I got a wall mount rack to organize everything in.
Angular Testing Patterns - TestBed
Simon Timms
Spec files are automatically generated by Angular 5's CLI but most projects leave them empty. Why not actually write some tests? This post covers some useful patterns to make the whole process as painless as possible.
Authorize Resource Tag Helper for ASP.NET Core
Dave Paquette
ASP.NET Core has a powerful mechanism for implementing resource-based authorization using the IAuthorizationService and resource-based AuthorizationHandlers. In this blog post, we build a tag helper that makes it simple to use resource-based auhtorization to Razor views without writing any C# code in the view.
Authorize Tag Helper for ASP.NET Core
Dave Paquette
In ASP.NET Core, it's easy to control access to Controllers and Action Methods using the Authorize attribute. This attribute provides a simple way to ensure only authorized users are able to access certain parts of your application. While the Authorize attribute makes it easy to control authorization for an entire page, the mechanism for controlling access to a section of a page is a little clumsy. In this blog post, we build a Tag Helper that makes it incredibly easy to control access to any block HTML in a Razor view.
Home Networking - Cabling
Donald Belcham
One of the things that I knew I wanted to do with this home network was run cables to as many places as possible


Is there still a place for the server-side web?
SEP 10 - In a leaner half-hour podcast, we discuss whether we should still be rendering web pages on the server

What We've Done
A sample of some of the things we've done.

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