ASP.NET Core with Nginx as reverse proxy

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ASP.NET Core Nginx Reverse Proxy Load balancing

This post is about running your ASP.NET Core application with Nginx as reverse proxy on Windows. Nginx is a web server. It can act as a reverse proxy server for HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols, as well as a load balancer and an HTTP cache. Nginx runs on Unix, Linux, BSD variants, OS X, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, and Windows. Released under the terms of a BSD-like license, Nginx is free and open source software. Few months back on K-MUG Techday, on a NodeJS session, I asked the question about using NodeJS in enterprise project, then I got introduced to Nginx and reverse proxy concepts in NodeJS. Similar to Node, ASP.NET Core is also supports the Kestrel hosting than IIS, it can be also used along with Nginx and can be hosted in Linux as well..

Running ASP.NET Core 1.0 in Docker

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

C# ASP.NET ASP.NET Core Docker Container

This post is about running your ASP.NET Core application on Docker for Windows. Docker containers wrap a piece of software in a complete filesystem that contains everything needed to run: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries – anything that can be installed on a server. Recently Docker introduced Docker for Windows and ASP.NET Team came up with Docker support for ASP.NET Core as well. To deploy ASP.NET Core application, first you need to download the docker for Windows. You can get it from here.

Using Application Insights in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Thursday, June 23, 2016

C# ASP.NET ASP.NET Core Application Insights Azure

This post is to about using Application Insights in ASP.NET Core. Application Insights is an extensible analytics platform that monitors the performance and usage of your live ASP.NET Core web applications. To use Application Insights, you need to create one Application Insights. It is still in Preview mode, you can create one using portal.azure.com website.

How to configure Kestrel URLs in ASP.NET Core RC2

Posted by Anuraj on Thursday, June 23, 2016

C# ASP.NET ASP.NET Core Kestrel

This post is to about configuring Kestrel URLs. Prior RC2, you can configure the Kestrel URLs in the project.json using –server.urls option, inside the Web command section. And if nothing specified, it will use the default binding http://localhost:5000. As of RC2 we have a new unified toolchain (the .NET Core CLI) and ASP.NET Core applications are effectively just .NET Core Console Applications, commands are no more relevant. You can modify the main method to change the URLs using the UseUrls method.

Using WebSockets in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, June 17, 2016

C# ASP.NET ASP.NET Core WebSocket Chat

This post is to about using WebSockets in your ASP.NET Core application.WebSockets is an advanced technology that makes it possible to open an interactive communication session between the user’s browser and a server. With this API, you can send messages to a server and receive event-driven responses without having to poll the server for a reply. In ASP.NET Core Web Sockets is implemented as a middleware, so to use WebSockets in ASP.NET Core, you need to add the reference of WebSockets server package to the references section. And add WebSockets middleware to the configure method and need to handle the web socket requests.

How to host your ASP.NET Core in a Windows Service

Posted by Anuraj on Saturday, June 11, 2016

C# ASP.NET ASP.NET Core Windows Service

This post is to about hosting your ASP.NET Core application as Windows Service. This implementation is not relevent on dotnet core, since Windows service feature is only available on Windows. First you need reference of “Microsoft.AspNetCore.Hosting” and “Microsoft.AspNetCore.Hosting.WindowsServices” in the project.json file.

Creating your first ASP.NET Core Web API with Swashbuckle

Posted by Anuraj on Saturday, June 11, 2016

C# ASP.NET ASP.NET Core Documentation Swashbuckle

This post is to help developers on how to create interactive interface which represent their Restful API to provide a rich discovery, documentation and playground experience to their API consumers in ASP.NET Core Web API. First you need to create an ASP.NET Core web api project. In this post I am using the default project; I didn’t modified any code. Once you created the project you need add reference of Swashbuckle. For RC2 you need to add reference of 6.0.0-beta9 version.
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