ASP.NET Core hosting

Hosting is how you get you ASP.NET application up and running. And ASP.NET Core is just bunch of libraries host in you own process. It’s not provide a hosting – user have to take care of providing hosting process.

By Dawid on (tags: ASP.NET, core, hosting, categories: code)

Azure Functions

Some time ago Microsoft announced the Azure Functions. What it is exactly? So, Azure Functions are event driven functions which are executed on some occurrence of events but also can be used on-demand.

By Dawid on (tags: azure, c#, functions, categories: azure, code)

Secrets of project.json file

As you may already notice ASP.NET Core is using project.json files to controls almost all aspects of the project. It contains lot of section (which I will describe bellow) with full support of intellisense. That file is also synchronized with Solution Explorer – removing referenced from file will automatically update References node in Solution Explorer. Here is the list of pro…

By Dawid on (tags: ASP.NET, core, project.json, categories: code)

Entity Framework Core context in separate assembly

Most of example currently available on the internet shows how’s to start using ASP.NET Core and EF Core implemented in the same assembly. In the RC1 there was couple of tricks which we had to implement if we would like to have separate assembly with data model definition. In RC2 release it’s a little bit easier. Bellow I’ll show you how you can achieve that. This is our applica…

By Dawid on (tags: ASP.NET, context, core, ef core, categories: code)

How to obtain Content and Web roots paths in ASP.NET Core RC2

There are many situations that developer needs to known what are the content or web roots paths. One of such situations is accessing custom JSON configuration files. In the classics ASP.NET applications you was always able to use Server.MapPath() method. With that method you was able to find physical path or web root directory. Later on in RC1 there was possibility to use IAppl…

By Dawid on (tags: core, .net, path, rc2, root, categories: code)

The dotnet Tool

In recently released .NET Core RC 2 there is possibility to use new dotnet tool. It exposes a set of commands , such us: creating empty projects restoring packages building your project unit testing .NET Core contains much more tooling but most of them are exposed thought dotnet tool. There is also no problem with extend set of commands. It has simple extensibility model – you …

By Dawid on (tags: core, dotnet, .net, rc2, categories: tools, code)

Avoid double login in Windows 10 with Bitlocker

I am using Microsoft Windows 10 on my PC and to encrypt my disk I enabled the Bitlocker on it. Bitlocker is awesome. It works seamlessly encrypts and decrypts data on the fly. Unfortunately my PC doesn’t have the TPM module and I was forced to use a password prompt at computer start to decrypt drives. And here comes the issue.

By Mirek on (tags: BitLocker, login, Windows 10, categories: tools, security)

TFS 2015 – Setting up build agent on separate machine

Recently we’ve installed and configured the Team Foundation Server on premise infrastructure. This was described here. In this post I would like to show you how to install and configure the build agent to work on a different machine separately from the TFS server, as it turned out to be quite tricky.

By Mirek on (tags: build, tfs, categories: tools, infrastructure)