Testing ASP.NET Core MVC web apps in-memory

This post was written and submitted by Javier Calvarro Nelson, a developer on the ASP.NET Core MVC team Testing is an important part of the development process of any app. In this blog post we’re going to explore how we can test ASP.NET Core MVC app using an in-memory server. This approach has several advantages:… Read more

Configuring HTTPS in ASP.NET Core across different platforms

As the web moves to be more secure by default, it’s more important than ever to make sure your websites have HTTPS enabled. And if you’re going to use HTTPS in production its a good idea to develop with HTTPS enabled so that your development environment is as close to your production environment as possible…. Read more

Orchard Core Beta 1 released

This is a guest post by Sebastien Ros on behalf of the Orchard community Two years ago, the Orchard community started developing Orchard on .NET Core. After 1,500 commits, 297,000 lines of code, 127 projects, we think it’s time to release a public version, namely Orchard Core Beta 1. What is Orchard Core? If you… Read more

Announcing .NET 4.7.1 Tools for the Cloud

Today we are releasing a set of providers for ASP.NET 4.7.1 that make it easier than ever to deploy your applications to cloud services and take advantage of cloud-scale features.  This release includes a new CosmosDb provider for session state and a collection of configuration builders. A Package-First Approach With previous versions of the .NET… Read more

Improvements to Azure Functions in Visual Studio

We’re excited to announce several improvements to the Azure Functions experience in Visual Studio as part of the latest update to the Azure Functions tools on top of Visual Studio 2017 v15.5. New Function project dialog, including storage account support .NET Core support Manage Azure app settings Detect mismatching functions runtime versions New Function project… Read more

Creating a Minimal ASP.NET Core Windows Container

This is a guest post by Mike Rousos One of the benefits of containers is their small size, which allows them to be more quickly deployed and more efficiently packed onto a host than virtual machines could be. This post highlights some recent advances in Windows container technology and .NET Core technology that allow ASP.NET… Read more

Publishing a Web App to an Azure VM from Visual Studio

We know virtual machines (VMs) are one of the most popular places to run apps in Azure, but publishing to a VM from Visual Studio has been a tricky experience for some. So, we’re pleased to announce that in Visual Studio 15.5 we’ve added some improvements to the experience. In this post, we’ll discussed the… Read more

Recent updates for publishing

We have recently added a few interesting features for ASP.NET publishing. The updates include: Container Registry Publish Updates Create publish profile without publishing In this post, we will briefly describe these updates. We will get started with the container related news. Container Registry Publish Updates Container development (e.g. Docker) has grown in popularity recently, including… Read more

Sharing Configuration in ASP.NET Core SPA Scenarios

This is a guest post from Mike Rousos ASP.NET Core 2.0 recently released and, with it, came some new templates, including new project templates for single-page applications (SPA) served from an ASP.NET Core backend. These templates make it easy to setup a web application with a rich JavaScript frontend and powerful ASP.NET Core backend. Even… Read more