Unit Testing in dotnet core

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Reading time :2 minutes

unit testing dotnet core C#

This post will give a brief idea about creating and executing unit tests in dotnet core. Unit testing is a software development process in which the smallest testable parts of an application, called units, are individually and independently scrutinized for proper operation. Unit testing is often automated but it can also be done manually.

How to setup a webserver in an Azure Virtual Machine

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, December 19, 2016 Reading time :1 minute

Azure Azure VM Virtual Machine

This post is about configuring and running a webserver in Azure Virtual Machine. Azure Virtual Machine is one of IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) offering from Microsoft Azure. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the Internet. Quickly scale up and down with demand and pay only for what you use.

Working with Azure Logic Apps

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, December 18, 2016 Reading time :2 minutes

Azure Logic App App service

This post is about working with Azure Logic Apps. Logic App provide a way to solve, simplify and implement scalable integration and workflow in the cloud. It provides coding and visual designer windows to automate the process. In this post I am creating a azure logic app, which helps to monitor website. Logic Apps is a fully managed iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) allowing developers not to have to worry about building hosting, scalability, availability and management. Logic Apps will scale up automatically to meet demand.

View Components as Tag Helpers in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Reading time :2 minutes

ASP.NET Core MVC View Components Tag Helpers

This post is about using View Components as Tag Helpers in ASP.NET Core. This feature is from ASP.NET Core 1.1 version onwards. In ASP.NET Core View Components are similar to partial views, but they are much more powerful. View components do not use model binding, and only depend on the data you provide when calling into it. View components can be used for Login panel, Dynamic navigation menus, Tag cloud etc.

Using Automapper in ASP.NET Core project

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, December 2, 2016 Reading time :2 minutes

AutoMapper ASP.NET Core MVC

This post is about using Automapper in ASP.NET Core project. AutoMapper is an object-object mapper which allows you to solve the problem of manually mapping each property of a class with the same properties of another class. Before AutoMapper, if you want to map properties of one object to another, you have manually assign each of the property objects, it will hard and error-prone if an object got lot of properties. If you are a MVC developer most of the time you manually map model objects with viewmodel objects. AutoMapper helps to do it in clean and readable way. For using AutoMapper, first you need to set the mapping classes in AutoMapper, you can use CreateMap method for this. To for map classes, you can use Map method.

Using FluentAssertions in dotnet core unit tests

Posted by Anuraj on Thursday, December 1, 2016 Reading time :1 minute

dotnet core FluentAssertions xUnit

This post is about using FluentAssertions in xUnit unit tests. Fluent Assertions is a set of .NET extension methods that allow you to more naturally specify the expected outcome of a TDD or BDD-style test. It has better support for exceptions and some other features that improves readability and makes it easier to write unit tests. In this post I am using ASPNET Yo man generator to create unit tests. And I have added FluentAssertions reference via project.json file.

Control the name of the dotnet core application output

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Reading time :1 minute

ASP.NET Core .NET Core dotnet

This post is about configuring the output filename of a .NET Core application. By default compiling a .NET Core application, the output filename will be the project directory name. So if you are compiling the application from a directory abc, the output dll name will be abc.dll. This can cause an issue when using CI where you may not control the folder structure in which the command is executed. This can be fixed using buildOptions configuration in the project.json file.
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