Derek Stegelman

Writing

DotNet Core with Shibboleth

One of the more difficult and painful changes while migrating our enterprise applciations to DotNet Core has been supporting Shibboleth authentication and consequently, implementing our group based …

Foreign Key Dropdowns with .NET MVC 5

One of the more difficult form controls in web development is adding drop downs for foreign key relationships. .NET MVC gives you several different options for generating form markup from different …

Global Template Objects with .NET MVC 5

In modern web applications it is often convienient to have certain content or database object available to all views throughout an application. Good examples of this are avatars, usernames, and user …

Custom Authorize Attribute in .Net MVC

I’ve recently been doing most of my coding within the .Net space. As such I’ve found myself trying to repeat several of the patterns available within the Django Framework. One of those …

A New Path

The next few weeks are sure to be a wild ride. After spending well over half of my career with Kansas State University, I’ve decided to accept a new position as Assistant Director of I.T. for …

RocketChat API Wrapper

Today I open sourced a library for dealing with the RocketChat API. If you’ve never heard of it RocketChat is an open source chat platform similar in feature set to that of Slack and HipChat. It …

Intermittent Fasting Experiment

For the past two weeks I’ve been experimenting with a Ketogenic diet to see if I could finally lose the last 30 or so pounds that I’ve gained over the last decade. The initial weeks have …

Multiple Forms in Django Views

In one of our projects, we maintain a fairly large central view to display a dashboard of user information. Recently, we’ve begun adding the ability for users to edit parts of that information …

2015 Year in Review

Here’s my list of 2015 goals for the year and how I progressed. Get in better shape Climb another mountain, hopefully above 12k Improve my leadership skills Attend a technical conference Get …

Django By Example

Glad to announce that a book I’ve been doing a technical review for has finally been published and is available on Amazon. It took about a year from start to finish, but I’m glad to see it …