Bundling and Minifying an AngularJS Application with ASP.NET MVC

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

AngularJS Optimization Minification Bundling DI ASP.NET MVC

Bundling and minifying an application scripts and CSS reduces page load time and asset size. This post is about the challenges and solutions while enabling bundling and minification in your aspnet mvc application. ASP.NET MVC comes with ASP.NET Web Optimization Framework which helps to combine and minify CSS and JS files. You can specify the script directory or files based on your convenience. This is important because identifying and troubleshooting script errors with bundling and minification enabled app is hard.

Running your ASPNET application from Ubuntu 14.04

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, March 21, 2016


Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system and distribution for personal computers, smartphones and network servers. This post is about running ASP.NET Core application on Ubuntu VM running on Azure and making the application accessible via browser. First you need to install DNX runtime on the server, you can find more details about the installation from ASP.NET Docs site. You need to run the following commands as sudo in terminal.

Using ELMAH in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, March 20, 2016


ELMAH (Error Logging Modules and Handlers) is an application-wide error logging facility that is completely pluggable. It can be dynamically added to a running ASP.NET web application, or even all ASP.NET web applications on a machine, without any need for re-compilation or re-deployment. ELMAH does not work with ASP.NET 5 because ELMAH (given its name) is based on ASP.NET 4.x’s Modules and Handlers (the ‘MAH’ of ‘ELMAH’). There is a prototype in ASP.NET 5 called ‘ELM’ (Error Logging Middleware) that has some features similar to ELMAH. This post is about using ELM in ASP.NET 5.

How to Setup and Connect to Azure Linux Virtual Machine

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, March 18, 2016

Azure Linux Virtual Machine Ubuntu

This post is about creating and connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine running on Windows Azure. This is using the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS Image. First you need to create Linux VM in Azure, I am using old azure portal for creating the VM. You can create a VM using Quick Create option, you need to provide the VM Name, Image (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS), Size, Password and Region.

Hosting ASPNET Core application in IIS

Posted by Anuraj on Saturday, March 12, 2016

ASPNET Core IIS ASPNET 5 HttpPlatformHandler Kestrel

This post is about hosting an ASPNET 5 application in IIS. By default ASPNET5 comes with Kestrel web server. You need to do following steps to host an ASPNET5 app in IIS.

Working with CSS Sprites

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, March 6, 2016

.Net C# Web Optimization

CSS Sprites is a technique of combining multiple images into a single image file for use on a website, to help with performance. Using image sprites will reduce the number of server requests and save bandwidth. Here is the network requests for social icons for my blog. Since I was using 5 icons, browser was sending 5 browsers requests.

Entity Framework 7 Code First Migrations

Posted by Anuraj on Saturday, February 20, 2016

ASP.NET5 ASP.NET Core EF7 Entity Framework Code First Migration CodeProject

This post is about Entity Framework 7 Code First Migrations. Code First Migrations is a Entity Framework feature which helps to apply database schema changes without re-creating the whole database. In ASP.NET 5, Microsoft released EF 7, which helps to run migrations with dnx command.

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