Running your ASPNET application from Ubuntu 14.04

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...


Using ELMAH in ASP.NET Core

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...


How to Setup and Connect to Azure Linux Virtual Machine

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...


Hosting ASPNET Core application in IIS

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. Compile and publish your application using dnu command like this. dnu publish --runtime active This command will publish...


Working with CSS Sprites

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...


Entity Framework 7 Code First Migrations

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. For enabling the code first...


How to setup Https on Kestrel

This post is about setup Https on Kestrel. Kestrel is a cross-platform web server based on libuv, a cross-platform asynchronous I/O library. Kestrel is open-source, and you can view the Kestrel source on GitHub. Kestrel is a great option to at least include support for in your ASP.NET 5 projects...