In less than 5 minutes you can have a real Microsoft SQL Server installed on Ubuntu Linux. Full instructions, and super easy.
Recently I found an ORM that I really like: Dapper. It’s small, simple, and fast. It can be useful on even the smallest of projects. Dapper is a simple object mapper for .Net that extends the IDbConnection interface. It contains helpers that execute queries and map results in a very elegant way. The best part is the performance is close enough to plain old SQL that it’s well worth it. It will reduce the amount of code you write as well, by a long shot.
The IIS manager provides a nice way of tracing requests for troubleshooting problems. In this article I'll show you how easy it is to use this tool to find issues that happen instantly when someone makes a request to your server.
The Microsoft vNext team has been working like crazy to make .Net as open platform as possible, and today we're going to try it out.
Up until now the only ASP/C# development I do on my Mac is under a Virtual Machine. I have a couple “bleeding edge” VMs I use for CTP versions of the framework and Visual Studio. But I never truly develop things on the platform and thought I’d give it a try.
The Twitter Bootstrap is becoming a very popular tool for doing quick layouts and commonly used web elements. I'll show you how you can put this popular tool to work on your ASP.Net website.