Building Blazor apps with SignalR Core

This post is about building Blazor apps with SignalR Core. As part of Blazor 0.5.0, it started supporting SignalR. In Blazor 0.6.0, Azure SignalR service also supported. In earlier versions of Blazor, SignalR was supported using Javascript interop, now with Blazor.Extensions project, you can use SignalR in Blazor code directly,...


Using MessagePack with ASP.NET Core WebAPI

This post is about how to use MessagePack in ASP.NET Core and C#. MessagePack is an efficient binary serialization format. It lets you exchange data among multiple languages like JSON. But it’s faster and smaller. Small integers are encoded into a single byte, and typical short strings require only one...


Using message pack with ASP.NET Core SignalR

This post is about using MessagePack protocol in SignalR. MessagePack is an efficient binary serialization format. It lets you exchange data among multiple languages like JSON. But it’s faster and smaller. Small integers are encoded into a single byte, and typical short strings require only one extra byte in addition...


Getting started with Cosmos DB SQL Provider for Entity Framework Core

This post is about working with Cosmos DB SQL Provider for Entity Framework Core. Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database. With the click of a button, Azure Cosmos DB enables you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure’s geographic regions. First...


Enable HTTP2 on Kestrel

This post is about enabling HTTP2 on Kestrel. HTTP/2 is a major revision of the HTTP protocol. Some of the notable features of HTTP/2 are support for header compression and fully multiplexed streams over the same connection. While HTTP/2 preserves HTTP’s semantics (HTTP headers, methods, etc.) it is a breaking...


Azure Virtual Machine Custom domain using Azure DNS Zone

This post is about how to use custom domain name for Azure VM using Azure DNS. A DNS zone is used to host the DNS records for a particular domain. Azure DNS allows you to host your DNS zone and manage your DNS records, and provides name servers that will...


Create a build pipeline for Angular and ASP.NET Core apps with Visual Studio Team Services

This post is about creating a build pipeline for your Angular and ASP.NET Core apps with Visual Studio Team Services. If you don’t have a VSTS account, you need to create a VSTS account, then a project, you can use default values. In this post I am using GitHub as...