Reading list - February 2018

February has been busy (so much so that that I've not published anything since my January reading list). What spare time I have had has been spent planning further features for my website. During that planning, these are article that I found quite useful.

ASP.NET Core 2.1 Roadmap

This article has an outline of the features and improvements that are planned for this release, which is targeted for mid-2018.  Watching the video is a must, but you'll need to set some time aside for that!

Read 'ASP.NET Core 2.1 Roadmap'

Secure Access for Delivery API

For those of you who have been using Kentico Cloud to develop solutions, you'll be familiar with the use of a project ID for the published content and an additional API key for preview content.  This means that anyone with your project ID can access your content through the API (if you know where to look, the project ID is easy to find).  As of this month, for professional subscriptions, you can secure your access to the Delivery API with an additional set of API keys by enabling the Secure Access feature.  

Read 'Secure access for Delivery API'

Learning AMP by Example

I you read my post in January, you might know that I recently rebuilt my blog in Kentico Cloud to take advantage of some of the new and improved features.  I still have some things to work on and one of those it making it work with Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages).  Using the following two links, I had a working prototype on my local machine that goes some way to achieving this.  They do a great job of explaining the basics and are well worth the read.

Read 'Accelerated Mobile Pages Project – AMP'

Read 'Learn AMP by Example'

Analyse your HTTP response headers was created by Information Security Consultant, Scott Helme. and does a great job of quickly scanning your site to tell you what you might be missing.  For the more seasoned developer, it should be a no brainer to get the tags right, but things can get forgotten.