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.NET Fringe 2016 July 10th-12th PDX


17 Jun, 2016


After having not attending any .NET related conferences since ALT.NET faded away, last year I headed down to Portland to attend the inaugural .NET Fringe. Among others it was organized by my friends Troy and Adron, two people I have really come to trust for putting on quality conferences from Cascadia JS & Node PDX to Write the Docs. .NET Fringe shares a common goal with the early ALT.NET community of putting open source software at the forefront of modern .NET development and pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a .NET developer. Where it differs

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Azure Resource Manager IaaS via PowerShell


10 Jun, 2016


Recently, I have been working through the Managing Azure IaaS with PowerShell class by Elton Stoneman. This is hands down the best class I have taken on Azure. It gets right to the heart of becoming an Azure wizard with PowerShell. I highly recommend taking the class yourself. Below are my notes from the first module of the class for reference in the future. Setting Up Azure PowerShell To install the Azure Resource Manager PowerShell module you need to be using at least PowerShell 3 or above on a Windows based OS. You will also need PowerShellGet installed. This comes

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Building a Static File Server in ASP.NET Core RC2 with the CLI


09 Jun, 2016


The Pitch The fine folks over at Microsoft released ASP.NET Core RC2 this week which dramatically changed a lot of things under the hood and introduced the new dotnet CLI, a command line interface that works on Windows, OSX and Linux. You can find installers for your platform at dot.net. With this release, most of the major interfaces and apis are locked in and will most likely not change between now and RTM. I felt it was a good time to start digging in and learning the new platform. You can of course install the Visual Studio tooling

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Dependency Could Not Be Resolved Error in Visual Studio 2015 RTM


22 Jul, 2015


Microsoft dropped the RTM (release to manufacturing) version of Visual Studio 2015 on Monday with great fanfare. I, like many other .NET developers, hopped on MSDN, downloaded their favorite flavor and installed it immediately. I was pretty happy to see that I could open my current project, compile and run without a single change to the solution or project files. There also appears to be a dramatic increase in performance of the text editors. Yay! Yesterday, I decided to play around with the shipped bits of ASP.NET vNext. Obviously still in beta phase, but I should be able to

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A Non-Trivial Example of MediatR Usage


04 Jun, 2015


I have been using Jimmy Bogard's MediatR library on my current project for the last few months. I first read about the project on his blog which has a series of posts including his explaination of the benefits of using the Mediator Pattern. I took the leap and gave the library a try. I was quickly impressed by how clean and simple my controllers become. Which makes them really simple to test. I fell into a pattern of seperating actions that change state in my system from queries of the current state, a CQRS lite kind of pattern. I also

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