Posts filed under ‘Development’

Using Multiple Database Types in an ASP.NET Core Web App

Sometimes, you might want to use one type of database, like MS SQL Server LocalDB, for development and a different type, like MySQL, on a production server. I’ll walk you through writing the code to use different database providers for Entity Framework (EF) depending on your environment: development or production. (more…)

December 4, 2019 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

Hosting Multiple ASP.NET Core Sub-Sites on a Single Site Hosting Account

SubDomainButtonIf you have a Windows Server shared hosting account that only provides you with one web site, you are not really stuck with having just one site. In most cases, you can add additional sites by putting them in sub-folders (aka sub-directories) of the main site. (more…)

December 4, 2019 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

Get a Free or Low Cost Domain Name

In my previous post, I showed you how to set up low cost hosting for your ASP.NET Core web site on SmarterASP.NET. Now that your site is up and running, you probably want to get a domain name for your site. You can register one through your hosting service provider, but that will cost you about $12 a year–which isn’t terrible, but you can get one for less, or even for free!

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October 31, 2019 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

Publishing an ASP.NET Core Web App to a Low-Cost Windows Hosting Service

You’re developing an awesome ASP.NET Core web app and need to give it a home on the internet. If you expect your app to experience light or medium traffic1, you can use an inexpensive shared Windows Server, IIS hosting provider like SmarterASP.NET. Of course, alternatively, you could publish your site to a low cost Linux VPS hosting service, like Linode, but that could cost a bit more and configuring the server will be quite a bit more work.

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February 18, 2019 at 5:05 pm 3 comments

ASP.NET Core Razor Pages – Part 1

Introduction to Razor Pages

ASP.NET Core Razor Pages provide web developers with a way to create simple web applications (or web sites) using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C# and the .NET library, but without the added complexity of the more powerful ASP.NET MVC framework. If you’ve used ASP.NET Web Forms, think of Razor Pages as an alternative that lets you just use standard HTML with helper code instead of dragging and dropping controls onto forms. (more…)

September 30, 2017 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

Visual Studio Code: Use, Build, Improve

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An Open-Source Project

In a previous post, I mentioned that I plan to participate in an open-source project as part of my sabbatical activities. After looking at quite a few projects, I found one that I believe will give me the experience I want- which is to get firsthand understanding of software development work-flow and practices in an open-source project.

A Cross-Platform Code Editor

The project is Visual Studio Code. VS Code is a lightweight, cross-platform, coding editor that supports plug-ins. It’s not an IDE, although with the right plug-ins it can give you all the power of a modern IDE. It is very similar to Sublime Text or Atom. In fact, it is built on Electron, the same framework used by Atom.  (Electron is a  framework for building desktop apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.) (more…)

October 8, 2016 at 6:01 am Leave a comment

Is It possible to run a 100% Remote Team?

At QCon 2015, in SanFrancisco, Jeremy Edberg gave a presentation on remote teams. In this post I will summarize what he said about the pitfalls they’ve run into at his company, the parts that are working well, and a summary of their research talking to other fully or partially remote teams. (more…)

October 6, 2016 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

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