Notes from the ASP.NET Community Standup –January 10, 2017

This is the next in a series of blog posts that will cover the topics discussed in the ASP.NET Community Standup. The community standup is a short video-based discussion with some of the leaders of the ASP.NET development teams covering the accomplishments of the team on the new ASP.NET Core framework over the previous week. Join Scott HanselmanDamian EdwardsJon Galloway and an occasional guest or two discuss new features and ask for feedback on important decisions being made by the ASP.NET development teams.

Each week the standup is hosted live on Google Hangouts and the team publishes the recorded video of their discussion to YouTube for later reference. The guys answer your questions LIVE and unfiltered. This is your chance to ask about the why and what of ASP.NET! Join them each Tuesday on live.asp.net where the meeting’s schedule is posted and hosted.

(Sorry for the delay on this one.)


ASP.NET Community Standup 1/10/2017

Community Links

Your First Angular 2, ASP.NET Core Project in Visual Studio Code – Part 6

ASP.NET Core Template Pack

Introducing downr: A simple blogging engine in ASP.NET Core with support for Markdown

mDocs: Building a project documentation using Markdown View Engine

An introduction to ViewComponents – a login status view component 

Configuring .NET Core Applications using Consul

Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio 2015 with .NET Core

Smarter build scripts with MSBuild and .NET Core

Demo: Azure Application Insights & ASP.NET Core 1.1

Application Insights is an application performance service used to monitor live web applications, detect anomalies, and perform analytics. In this community stand up, Damian went over some  Azure Application Insights features he added to the live.asp.net.
Damian shared how he is using App Insights to log application lifetime events on the live.asp.net site. He did this by creating an ASP.NET Core startup filter which is a piece of code that you can run during application start without having to add it to  Startup.cs.

By adding the code above you can view logs on Azure of every time your application starts or stops.  App Insights also supports collecting data locally; to learn more about this please see the community standup from 9/18/2016 or  Hanselman’s post on this topic.

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This week the team spent time going over some interesting  features in Azure App Insights and, how you can use them to gather details logs about an application. You can learn more about the Azure App Insights APIs here.

Happy coding!