How to read encrypted Google Chrome cookies in C#

Recently at work I needed to write a few bots/scrapers for websites that do not have an official API or bot support. Emulating browser-based logins without triggering anti-bot checks is challenging, to get around this issue, we login from a web browser on the Windows Server and copy its cookies from the SQLite Database storing them. This blog post explains how to read encrypted Google Chrome cookies in C# programs....

April 18, 2020 ยท 5 min ยท Catgirl

Easily paginating your EntityFramework Core Queries with C# Generics

Recently I had the challenge of paginating a web application I wrote as the tables displaying data were getting quite long and I needed a way to display things more cleanly. This post details how I solved the problem using C# Generics. It includes plenty of code snippets so you can follow along in your own application. The code shown in this post was written for my client Universal Layer and is released by them under a BSD 3-Clause License....

April 8, 2020 ยท 6 min ยท Catgirl