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How to Compress and Resize/Scale Images in ASP.NET Core

Large size images are slow to load and optimizing them can reduce bandwidth and help your website load faster. TinyPNG is a great place to compress JPEG or PNG images. In fact, we always use TinyPNG to compress images, created for this blog. Along with web interface, they also expose REST API (Free/Paid) to compress images on the fly. In this post, let’s find out how to compress and resize/scale images in ASP.NET Core using TinyPNG API.
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upload file via Swagger in ASP.NET Core Web API

How to upload file via Swagger in ASP.NET Core Web API

Swagger is a simple, clean and powerful representation of your RESTful API. Once integrated with WEB API, it provides a UI which helps in testing the API with ease. In my earlier post, I explained about how to integrate swagger with the ASP.NET Core Web API. And it works great with all HTTP verbs and input parameters. But uploading a file via Swagger is not straightforward. In this post, let’s find out how to upload file via Swagger in ASP.NET Core Web API. (more…)

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Response Caching in ASP.Net Core 1.1

With the ASP.NET Core 1.1 release, many new features were introduced. One of them was enabling gZip compression and today we will take a look at another new feature which is Response Caching Middleware. This middleware allows to implement response caching. Response caching adds cache-related headers to responses. These headers specify how you want client, proxy and middleware to cache responses. It can drastically improve performance of your web application. In this post, let’s see how to implement response caching in ASP.Net Core application. (more…)

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How to enable gzip compression in ASP.NET Core

ASP.NET Core 1.1 has an inbuilt middleware for Response compression, which by default uses gzip compression. All modern browsers support response compression, and you should take advantage of it. Instead of sending response from the server as it is, it’s better to compress it and then send it, as this will reduce the response size and provides better speed. So in this post, let’s see how to enable gzip compression in ASP.NET Core. (more…)

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