Should I learn .NET Core?

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It’s new, shiny and all the cool kids are using it, but is Core right for you? If you’re just setting out with .NET Core (as most of us are) you’re starting with a lot of the landscape hidden from you. Here’s a rough plan of action to help you get started.

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Troubleshoot your ASP.NET Core web app using logging

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This is post 7 of 8 in the series “ASP.NET Core from scratch using the command line” You’ve created your new ASP.NET Core web app and are happily building your features. Then something breaks and you’ve no idea what. How can you find out what’s causing the problem? If you’ve created your ASP.NET Core web app from scratch (not using …

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Using ASP.NET Core against .NET 4.6

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It is possible to build an ASP.NET Core app and target .NET Framework 4.6.x. That way you get to try out the new web framework but still use your existing libraries and the tried and tested framework.

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How to easily extend your app using MediatR notifications

This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Getting started with MediatR” Probably the biggest question you face as a developer every single day is “where to put your code“? Should you use repositories or query classes? Should you have one class or two to represent your domain object? Should you write a new class or extend an existing …

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How to serve static files for your Single Page Application from .NET Core

This is post 5 of 8 in the series “ASP.NET Core from scratch using the command line” If you want to host your SPA app on .NET Core you’ll need to make sure your application is set up to serve your SPA’s static html and javascript files. First of all make sure you’ve got a .NET Core web application up …

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The basics of publishing your .NET Core web app

There are lots of options for hosting your .NET Core application, especially now you can choose linux and take advantage of potentially cheaper hosting.
Whatever you choose, a useful first step is figuring out how to package up your app so you can publish it to your chosen host.

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Compile your changes on the fly with .NET Core Watch

This is post 3 of 8 in the series “ASP.NET Core from scratch using the command line” You’ve set up your .NET Core web app, and maybe added MVC to it. As you work on your site, you’ll find yourself repeating the following over and over again. CTRL-C (to stop the application) This gets a little frustrating after a while. …

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How to add MVC to your ASP.NET Core web application

This is post 2 of 8 in the series “ASP.NET Core from scratch using the command line” You’ve seen how to create your first simple web application using just the command line. Now let’s add MVC to the picture. Start off by modifying project.json to require the MVC packages. As with all dependencies, you’ll need to ensure it’s downloaded to …