2014

Speaking at SDC 2014

Next week I have honor to speak at Software Development Conference 2014. It is held on 01-02.12 at Arnhem, Netherlands. I have sessions on both days – in total four sessions – and here is the short overview of these. It’s all mostly about ASP.NET, ASP.NET vNext, and cloud but there’s also something about legacy code. I hope you will join me!

ASP.NET 5: Using POCO controllers

ASP.NET 5 supports POCO controllers. Yes, controller classes that doesn’t extend Controller base class. These controllers look a little bit different by some small aspects and sometimes we may need to help framework detect our POCO controllers. This posting gives you complete overview of POCO controllers in next ASP.NET.

Speaking at Code Camp 2014, Macedonia

This year I have honor to be a speaker at Code Camp 2014, Macedonia. It’s one of the biggest developers event in Macedonia. I have been in Macedonia as a speaker once before but it was community evening and not a big conference. This time I come to Skopje with new ASP.NET vNext. In this post I will give short overview about digital hell I prepared for Macedonian techies.

Coming soon to C#: Expression-bodied members

New C# introduces expression-bodied members of classes. Instead of property or method that makes some simple calculation we can define expressions and keep our code shorter. Nice thing is – also other .NET languages are able to use these new members. Let’s see what we can do with expression-bodied members in C#.

ASP.NET 5: Using shared sources

ASP.NET 5 supports code sharing between projects. It’s not about referencing libraries or something related to portable libraries – it’s different. Libraries can share their source that is compiled to referencing project output. In this posting I will show you how this new source sharing system works.

ASP.NET 5: How to debug with ASP.NET source?

Although ASP.NET MVC is well tested framework and probably you don’t find any major bugs in public releases you may still sometimes need to debug your application with ASP.NET MVC sources. In this posting I will show you how debugging with sources works in ASP.NET vNext.

ASP.NET 5: New configuration files and containers

With ASP.NET vNext we get also new config files. Yes, files, because more than one config file format is supported. Our configuration can be JSON, INI or XML and I’m sure you can write configuration handlers that support your own custom formats. Also support for multiple configuration containers is here. In this posting I will show how new configuration system works in ASP.NET vNext.

Coming soon to C#: Auto-property initializers

Automatic properties is good feature in C# as we don’t have to declare variables for property values in our code. Instead we move this responsibility to compiler that automatically generated hidden backing field for property. New C# solves another problem – assigning default values to automatic properties.

Querying incosistent SharePoint lists using SPSiteDataQuery

Site data query is powerful querying mechanism in SharePoint. We can use it to query data from multiple lists in web or over webs hierarchy. But it works well only until lists or content types are consistent by structure and there are now bad hacks or tricks made by power users. But how to survive the worst case – lists with messed up fields? I have quick temporary solution to provide.

ASP.NET 5 on Azure Websites

Something cool to try out – you can run your ASP.NET vNext applications on Windows Azure Websites already today. Yes, you can take Visual Studio 14 CTP, create ASP.NET vNext application and deploy it to cloud. In this posting we will sniff around in Azure Websites to see how ASP.NET vNext applications run there.

ASP.NET 5: Running tests on K and Visual Studio

Using new ASP.NET tooling it is also very easy to run tests on command line. We don’t need Visual Studio to be installed on machine where we want to run tests and we can use this fancy K-stuff to make tests run. This post will show you how to write and run tests using new Visual Studio and K.

ASP.NET 5: New structure of solutions and projects

ASP.NET MVC 6 solutions have a little bit different solution and project structure. Changes are needed because of new minimalistic tooling and cross-platform requirements. This posting gives you overview of new solution structure and explains how solutions will be organized in future.

ASP.NET 5: What are KRE, KVM, KPM?

ASP.NET vNext comes with new runtime environment called KRE. Besides KRE that runs ASP.NET vNext applications there are also tools for managing KRE versions and NuGet packages that application uses. This posting gives you quick overview about K-world components and explains shortly how to use them.

Running ASP.NET 5 on Linux

I got ASP.NET vNext running on my Linux virtual machine. It was a little bit tricky but it’s not something hard. Just take some moments from your evening and I’m sure you will get everything running. This post introduces some tips and tricks how to make things work.

Windows 10: First Impressions

Windows 10 Technical Preview is the first preview version of next Windows that hits the market. I made a quick round in Windows 10 and now it’s time to share my first good findings and show you some pictures.

Speaking at Sinergija14

I’m glad to announce that I will be speaker at Sinergija14 conference at Belgrade, Serbia this year. Techies part of event takes place 21-22.10 at Crone Plaza Hotel. Sinergija is the largest and most influential annual conference in South Eastern Europe dedicated to information – communication technologies and their business applications.

My second session at KulenDayz 2014

Organizers of KulenDayz contacted me and asked for one more presentation. Their choice takes you to the engine on SaaS-based portals running on Windows Azure. As this presentation is based on real-life experiences I think it’s valuable source of information for those who are planning something more complex on Windows Azure. Here’s the short overview of this presentation.

ASP.NET 5: Reading form values

With new HttpContext in ASP.NET MVC 6 we will also get new request class. One markable change is how form variables are read from request. As there is no key-value collection with form variables that is filled by default when request is created we have to read form values asynchronously. Here’s the example how to do it.

Speaking at KulenDayz 2014

I’m glad to announce that I’m speaking at KulenDayz 2014 about next version of ASP.NET and demonstrate some new and cool stuff it brings to us. Most of content is about changes to current ASP.NET and the way we build and run web applications. Of course, I make demos too to illustrate my talk. This post introduces my ASP.NET vNext presentation.

ASP.NET 5: New HttpContext

ASP.NET MVC 6 is mostly about rework of framework internals and it comes with changes that affect also our applications. One important improvement is new HttpContext class. In this posting I will discuss about this new class a little bit.

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