Robert Boedigheimer's Blog

  • Granite State Code Camp 2022 (virtual)

    I will be presenting Cryptography 101 at Granite State Code Camp:

    Learn the fundamentals of cryptography, including public/private and symmetric encryption, hashing, and digital signatures.  Discover which techniques are appropriate for various situations.  Review practical real life examples for storing passwords, protecting URL parameters, securely exchanging information with partners, and safely encrypting sensitive information on public web sites.  Concepts apply to all platforms, examples will be in C# for both .NET and .NET 6. 

  • SLC .NET User Group - Advanced Fiddler (virtual)

    I will be presenting the Advanced Fiddler Techniques at SLC .NET User Group:

    Fiddler is a great free web diagnostic tool that nearly everyone uses, but typically only for very basic things.  If all you need is to see the requests made between the browser and web server, the browser devtools can do that.  Fiddler has many more advanced features that most developers are unaware of.   It can be used to capture traffic from smartphones, tablets, and non-Windows platforms!  Discover the power of manipulating requests and responses with breakpoints, the auto responder, and a visual composer.  Review popular extensions for formatting JavaScript, syntax highlighting, and detecting image bloat.  Go beyond the basics and learn the full capabilities of the tool and how it can improve your web development and debugging techniques today!

  • Microsoft MVP 2022-2023

    Excited and honored to receive the Microsoft MVP award for the 15th year in Developer Technologies!


  • MDC 2022

    I will be presenting ".NET Regular Expressions - Now You Have Two Problems..." at the MDC 2022:

    One of the most overlooked features in many languages is the support for regular expressions. There are many times where they are the perfect solution, yet many if not most programmers fear them. Well, fear not, we will review the basics of regular expressions and where they can be utilized effectively. We will study named groups which allow you to not only match expressions, but capture a portion of the matched expression to be used for other purposes. We will then review some of the more advanced features in .NET, and how things like compiled regular expressions can make programs perform extremely fast. If you ever knew that regular expressions were the right solution but cowered away, come and face your fears...

  • Iowa .NET User Group (virtual) - Advanced Fiddler Techniques

    I will be presenting "Advanced Fiddler Techniques" at the Iowa .NET User Group:

    Fiddler is a great free web diagnostic tool that nearly everyone uses, but typically only for very basic things.  If all you need is to see the requests made between the browser and web server, the browser devtools can do that.  Fiddler has many more advanced features that most developers are unaware of.   It can be used to capture traffic from smartphones, tablets, and non-Windows platforms!  Discover the power of manipulating requests and responses with breakpoints, the auto responder, and a visual composer.  Review popular extensions for formatting JavaScript, syntax highlighting, and detecting image bloat.  Go beyond the basics and learn the full capabilities of the tool and how it can improve your web development and debugging techniques today!