Build, Test, and Deploy .NET Apps with Docker

I had the privilege of presenting at the Atlanta Code Camp this year on .NET and Docker. This talk covered some of the low level components that would be used to build out a DevOps pipeline for .NET apps in Docker — everything from building an app, testing and app, and pushing that app through…

Migrating Legacy ASP.NET apps to Docker

Many organizations, not wanting to rewrite applications, are figuring out how to take apps and containerize them for the cloud. Older operating systems are either end-of-life or approaching the end-of-life. Likewise, applications are increasingly being migrated to cloud hosts. The need to do this is as pressing as ever and containers offer a simple, viable…

Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 Released

Microsoft has dropped Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 less than two weeks after it was announced during the Connect() conference.  Included in this release are new features such as support for Android Marshmallow and iOS 9 in Apache Cordova apps, new Universal Windows apps tooling, ASP.NET RC1, and the latest .NET framework (4.6.1). This release features…

Visual Studio Code Goes Open Source and more from Microsoft Connect() 2015

Microsoft is holding it’s 2015 Connect() virtual conference today which was kicked off by a lengthy keynote from Scott Guthrie.  In the keynote there were several new announcements including a sneak peek into Visual Studio 2015 Update 1, new features in Visual Studio Code, and a new model for getting Microsoft developer tools.  Here’s an…

Claim Up To $15,000 In CoreCLR and ASP.NET 5 Bug Bounty!

Now you can join the ranks of Boba Fett and Dog the Bounty Hunter!  Microsoft is taking the stability of their open source CoreCLR and ASP.NET 5 stacks to the people by offering up cash rewards for developers who can find, and prove, defects in the CoreCLR or ASP.NET 5.  Not every bug is created…

Where Oh Where Did My Response.SignOut Go in ASP.NET v.Next beta 6?

If you’ve just fought through an update from ASP.NET v.Next beta whatever to beta 6 and now you’re staring down the last few red squiggled lines only to come across this little gem about SignOut no longer existing, I can help you get back to signing out in just a few steps.     AuthenticationManager…

ASP.Net 5 Roadmap Shows A Long Road Ahead

While Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 and .Net 4.6 earlier this week, it did not include the upcoming version 5 of ASP.Net, an open source and cross platform framework for building next generation web applications in .NET.  Microsoft did however release a roadmap which includes estimated dates for the next series of Beta milestones (currently…

When Should You Make the Move to Entity Framework 7?

The next version of Entity Framework will be called “Version 7” and will be released as part of the next version of ASP.NET, called “ASP.NET 5.” If you’re currently on EF6, you might jump to the conclusion that you should upgrade to EF7 as soon as it hits the streets. But the EF team has…

5 Questions with N. Taylor Mullen

We sat down recently with N. Taylor Mullen, a winner of the Microsoft Imagine Cup for game development and current member of the ASP.NET team to talk about ASP.NET vNext. Shortly after placing 1st in Microsoft’s international Imagine Cup competition in 2012 (Game Design Phone) Taylor joined the ASP.NET team at Microsoft. On the ASP.NET…

Here Come the .NET Containers

So I was watching Twitter this morning in anticipation of interesting news from TechEd 2014. TechEd isn’t traditionally known as the place where Microsoft drops a lot of big, bold announcements so I wasn’t expecting too much. But then I saw Scott Hanselman post this little nugget: Devs of #msteched: Everything changes in 90min. Join…

Five Reasons ASP.NET Developers Shouldn’t Worry About Node

I devoted my last post to reasons why ASP.NET developers should pay attention to Node.js. Taking a queue from high school debate team, and because no technology decision (or opinion) exists in a vacuum, I’d like to turn the tables and consider a few reasons why ASP.NET developers might stay away from Node (or at…

Five Reasons ASP.NET Developers Should Care About Node.js

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or perhaps in a van down by the river) you may have noticed that Node.js is kind of a big deal. Since its introduction in late 2009, Node has steadily grown in popularity and now occupies prime real estate as a (if not the) de facto choice of…