De-stress with Debugging and Diagnostics

In the spirit of welcoming the new year, we have a #BreakPointCA gift for you. In this episode of Breakpoint, Paul and Jonathan share their thoughts around debugging, diagnostics and reveal the secret of how they came up with the name "BreakPoint". In case you have any feedback or questions while watching, don’t hesitate and…


Tutorial #2. How to publish your first site using BlogEngine.NET

Open the Azure management portal, by going to https://portal.azure.com. Sign in with your DreamSpark/Azure account. You will see the following page:   The Azure management portal gives you access to all the web sites that you have created and browse all available resources. But since we just created our account, we don’t have any sites…


Why build scripts?

Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips & tricks and how to’s on integrating OSS & Microsoft technologies. In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate and drop us a comment below or reach out to us via Twitter and Facebook! Enjoy! If you are working with .NET…


Visual Studio Code: Debugger for Chrome extension

In this post I am going to discuss one more cool extension for Visual Studio Code that unlocks web sites development capabilities – Debugger for Chrome extension. Some of my Favorite Visual Studio extensions, from a Tech Evangelist This extension allows you to launch and debug your web sites directly from Code using Chrome Debugging service….


Tutorial #1. How to create your free student DreamSpark Azure account

Before we start coding we need to prepare everything so we can create and publish our web site to Microsoft Azure. Wondering what is Microsoft Azure? You already know how to visit web sites using a browser. In general, a web site is made up of a set of pages/documents which contain instructions that tell…


Web Scraping in C#

Guest Post by Ivan Lukianchuk Ivan Lukianchuk is a seasoned startup founder and award winning pitch artist turned consultant who currently runs Strattenburg Inc.   He’s a full stack .NET developer who has done a lot of work with Azure over the years building entire solutions from the ground up for clients ranging from independent professionals,…

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My Favorite .net Open Source Projects – Autofac

The .net open source community is much more vibrant than most people realize. Many of the projects can trace their roots back to the Alt .net movement, but others are brand new. In this series, I’m going to talk about some of my favorite open source .net tools. These are tools that find themselves in…


Visual Studio Code: PowerShell Extension

In the next two posts I am going to take some time to discuss the existing Visual Studio Code extensions in details. In this one we will discuss PowerShell Extension and in the next one – integration with Chrome Debugging service.  PowerShell extension is a very good example of how to use powerful Code editor…