With so many official tooling options available, what's a developer to do? This week we go through some of the different tooling options that Microsoft have provided us for working in .NET Core and not all of them are Windows applications (shocking!)
Sometimes you just want to build a website with strong separation of concerns - that's where the MVC model can help. This week we build an MVC application, go through what an MVC application is (covering separation of concerns, too), where you might use one, and what some of the most important configuration options are and where to find them.
Bundling compiled code together is done in libraries. These can be DLLs (in Windows land) or so files in Unix-like OSs. This week we look at how to build a class library in .NET Core and how to reference it in a preexisting application.
Over on the Coding Blocks Slack group, Luke Warren had suggested that I write a post about the .NET Standard. Luckily for
In this post, I take you through how to add Entity Framework Core to a .NET Core application, how the built in .NET Core Dependency Injection system works, and how to run queries against a DbSet.
Just what is .NET Core? I've not taken the time to actually describe what it is... until now, that is.
In the final week of October of 2106, Microsoft announced the release of .NET Core 1.1. In this post I go through some of the changes and design decisions behind them. It's exciting stuff, if I do say so.
A very brief introduction to unit testing in .NET Core, how it can be achieved and what the pitfalls are.
A deep dive into the files which make up the default Hello, World application. These files are created when you issue the "dotnet new" command at the terminal. NOTE: This was correct a the time of posting, but changes in the SDK have happened since, and the "dotnet new" command no longer works like that.