ASP.NET Core 1.0 NuGet packaging

By now I would hope that everyone is familiar with NuGet, but in case you’ve been living under a rock.

NuGet is the package manager for the Microsoft development platform including .NET. The NuGet client tools provide the ability to produce and consume packages. The NuGet Gallery is the central package repository used by all package authors and consumers.

There are numerous reasons to utilize package managers for development, some of the most obvious reasons are as follows: Continue reading “ASP.NET Core 1.0 NuGet packaging”

ASP.NET Core 1.0 Unit Testing

With ASP.NET Core 1.0 applications, *.csproj and *.vbproj file extensions no longer exist — instead there is the *.xproj file extension to take their place. Previously the “cs” and “vb” in the extension names were indicators of the programming language in use for that Visual Studio project (C# and Visual Basic respectively). This could be helpful I suppose, although I never really paid too much attention to the file extension of the project. You are probably wondering, “what does ‘x’ mean”? It is intended to signify that the project is a DNX project, and the language doesn’t really matter. Continue reading “ASP.NET Core 1.0 Unit Testing”

Modern Web Development

Today, “modern web development” means something entirely different than it did three years ago…or five, or ten — hell, even a few months ago. That’s not to say that it is entirely different though either! Things are moving so fast it is becoming harder and harder to keep up. I guess that is great for job security, but that also implies that there will be much more competition as time marches forward. You need to take a moment and ask yourself, “what are you going to do to stay at the front?”. Continue reading “Modern Web Development”