Posts tagged ‘Software Development’

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

Introduction

You’re developing an awesome ASP.NET Core app and now you 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 IIS hosting provider like SmarterASP.NET. Of course, you could publish your site to an low cost Linux VPS, like Linode, but that is going to cost a bit more and configuring the server will be quite a bit more work. (more…)

February 18, 2019 at 5:05 pm 2 comments

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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