Author: <span class="vcard">Matt Honeycutt</span>

A Simple Node App to Generate Random Addresses and Geocode Them – Finishing Touches

Our CLI app works, but it sure would be awesome if it had some additional features. In this post, we’ll add support for command-line options, JSON output, and automatic copy-to-the-clipboard. Let’s dive right in! If you’re just jumping on, you can check out the previous parts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part…

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A Simple Node App to Generate Random Addresses and Geocode Them – Geocoding Results with the Google Maps API

Our address-generator CLI app is now capable of grabbing a random US address. We just need to geocode that address. In this post, we’ll leverage the Google Map Geocoding API to do exactly that!

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A Simple Node App to Generate Random Addresses and Geocode Them – Parsing Results with Cheerio

When we last left off, we had our AddressCreator partially working. It makes a request to fakena.me and receives a response. Now we need to actually use that response.

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Easily Add Bootstrap Alerts to Your ViewResults with ASP.NET Core

Once upon a time, I did a course on building your own application framework with ASP.NET MVC 5. One of the most popular techniques I showed in that course was how to attach a alert message to any ActionResult, so that you could consistently display success, warnings, etc. in your app. The bad news is…

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A Simple Node App to Generate Random Addresses and Geocode Them – Making Web Requests

In part 2 of our series, we’ll look at a website that returns random, real-world addresses, and we’ll see how we can use npm packages to issue requests to this site.

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A Simple Node App to Generate Random Addresses – Node CLI App Basics

Every app needs random data at some point, but what if that random data also needs to be real? That’s the challenge I ran into when generating test addresses for one of my clients. Since we wanted to plot these addresses on the map, they had to be real, physical places. Oh, and I needed…

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Why I Chose Angular

Choosing a front-end framework is no small task these days. There are a lot of options out there, each with pros and cons. When I decided I wanted to move to a “next gen” framework, I surprised myself by going with a framework that I initially had a lot of negative feelings about: Angular. In…

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Adding Entity Framework Code-First Type Configs from a Namespace

A recent project I worked on needed to connect to two different SQL databases using Entity Framework (version 6, not that new EF Core hotness). Out of the box, EF can only bulk-load code-based mappings from an entire assembly, not from a single namespace within an assembly. That didn’t work on this project since all…

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Simulate Slow Web API Requests Using an Action Filter in ASP.NET Web API

How much time do you spend on your SPA application’s “loading” screens? What about their “failed to load” screens? These things are important in a normal SPA, but they’re even more important in a mobile app built with PhoneGap or Cordova. Yet these important UX issues are easily overlooked as we build our applications. With…

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Dealing with Horrid, No-Good, Very-Bad APIs Using JSON.NET

I already mentioned how I’m working on a big data integration project. Sadly, one of the systems involved exposes what I would describe as a “less-than-ideal” API. It’s buggy, poorly-documented… I could go on, but probably shouldn’t. 😃 But the big thing that got me was the lack of consistency. Not just across endpoints, but…

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