Enhancing ASP.NET With React

Using Create React App to Enhance Your ASP.NET MVC Project

If you’re looking to improve the user experience in your ASP.NET application, dropping React in may sound like an easy fix. It turns out this might not be as straightforward as you’d think. Keep reading and I’ll show you how adding a React app to an ASP.NET MVC application can be pretty easy once you know how. Getting Started For the purposes of this article I’ll be using ASP.NET Core MVC version 3. [Read More]

.NET Core 3.0 Single-File Apps

Build & Publish Single-File Self-Contained Applications, Then Make Them Smaller!

Self-contained deployments aren’t new to .NET Core, but when you build a self-contained application you typically end up with a massive deployment folder filled with every possible DLL you’d need, and then some. Keep reading and I’ll tell you how to avoid that with .NET Core 3.0. Single-File Executables Imagine that the dotnet publish command created just one file rather than creating directory with a few hundred files. With . [Read More]

Run .NET Core 2.2 Apps on Your Raspberry Pi

Install the .NET Core 2.2 Runtime on a Raspberry Pi and Run Your Own Apps

Did you know that Linux ARM32 is an officially supported distro for .NET Core? That’s pretty exciting if you’re at all into IOT or tinkering with Raspberry Pi or other devices. So whether you’ve got a Raspberry Pi you’re using as a desktop, media center, application server, robot, environment monitor, or something else, you can now build & push your own .NET Core code to it and take more control over it. [Read More]

Measuring .NET Core Test Coverage with Coverlet

Measure your .NET Core Xunit Code Coverage and Generate HTML Reports!

I love working with .NET Core on the command line (CLI) and Visual Studio Code. Until recently getting code coverage metrics for your .NET Core projects had required using Visual Studio or a 3rd party paid tool. With the introduction of Coverlet you can now generate code coverage metrics on the command line, and the further process the collected data into reports using Report Generator. Interested? Read on and I’ll explain how and provide link a sample project at the end of this post. [Read More]

Sending HTML Templated Emails From .NET Core 2.0

A super simple way to sending email from your .NET Core applications

As of .NET Core 2.0 the SMTP Client and classes you’ll need to send email have been ported over to .NET Core. Here I’ll quickly show you how to send email from your .NET Core applications. Sending Email From .NET Core 2.0 The first thing you need to do is ensure your project is .NET Core 2.0 or higher. If you’re not sure, check your .csproj file, you should see something like this: <TargetFramework>netcoreapp2. [Read More]

Deploying .NET Core To Linux

Deploy your ASP.NET Core Application To Linux Using SSH & VSTS

This is a part two of my .NET Core on Linux series, if you missed part one check out the first post Hosting .NET Core On Linux. In this article we’ll be setting up a continuous delivery pipeline to ensure that your code is building and deployable all the time. I’ll show you how to use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to build your code and then set up a release plan to deploy your code to a Linux server via SSH. [Read More]

Hosting .Net Core On Linux

Set Up Ubuntu With Nginx To Host ASP.Net Core Apps & APIs

I’d always wished I could spin up a low cost linux server and throw a website out on it. I’d been secretly jealous of python and node for years. It is also a big reason I’d gotten interested in .Net Core a long time ago. In this article I’ll show you how to set up a new Linux server, configure it for running an ASP.Net Core Web Application or API, monitor it and more. [Read More]

Hello Hugo

Finding the Static Site Tooling of Your Dreams

My Blogging Experiences Within the last year I decided to start blogging again. Years ago my blog had been based on Wordpress. There seemed to be a lot of “magic” that I didn’t care to understand, which led to me feeling like I couldn’t customize my site as easily as I’d wanted. Combine that with the alerts from my web host about outdated Wordpress installs and plugins it had become more of a headache to use Wordpress than it was worth to me to publish an occasional blog post. [Read More]

.Net Core Configurations

Managing Multiple .NET Core Application Environment Configurations With Well Organized JSON Config Files

.NET Core gives you the ability to easily manage configurations for your application across multiple environments (eg: local, dev, production, etc). Read on to find out how to set your environment on the command line and even for Docker. Startup Methods For .NET Core 1.x & 2.0 Projects For your .NET Core 1.x projects, your Startup.cs should contain code along the lines of: public Startup(IHostingEnvironment env) { var builder = new ConfigurationBuilder() . [Read More]

.Net Core In A Container

How To Run a .NET Core API Inside a Docker Container

Using Docker With .NET Core Docker is an incredibly popular software container platform. If you don’t know what it is read more about it here. Docker for Windows I’m running Windows 10 and using Docker for Windows. The most important thing to mention is that as of writing this Docker for Windows only runs on 64 bit Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education. Check the Docker for Windows page for the full requirements. [Read More]