ASP.NET Core is a lean, composable and cross-platform framework for building web and cloud applications. It is fully open source and available on GitHub. ASP.NET Core can be run both on .NET and .NET Core, and can be hosted on Linux and MacOS under .NET Core.

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When you build ASP.NET Core applications and you plan on running your applications on IIS you'll find that the way that Core applications work in IIS is radically different than in previous versions of ASP.NET.


Logging is a critical feature in any peace of software. Logging is really so boring but it is so important to have logging in place when starting a new solution, it will save you so much time and be a significant help in location the essence of problems.


This article shows how Webpack could be used together with Visual Studio ASP.NET Core and Angular2.


ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core are getting more and more attractive nowadays and this post will show you how to get the most of them in order to get started with building scalable and robust APIs.


You can easily use PetaPoco with ASP.NET Core 1 with the full .NET framework. Looks like they are planning to support .NET Core 1 in version 6.


Swagger is a simple yet powerful representation of your RESTful API. Once integrated with WEB API, it becomes easy to test the API without using any third-party tool. In this post, we will see how to add Swagger to ASP.NET Core Web API.


Lets look at some of the default dependency injection in ASP.NET Core to see how it is supposed to work.


IApplicationLifetime is a new interface in ASP.NET Core under the Microsoft.AspNetCore.Hosting namespace. The interface is designed to give a developer the opportunity to gracefully startup but mostly shutdown the application.


As you may know, .NET Core is free, open source, cross platform and runs basically everywhere.


Document your ASP.NET Core Web APIs with Swagger and auto-generate authenticated clients quickly and easily with Autorest.


Kestrel is the new cross platform .NET web server (based on libuv) which runs on Linux, Mac and Windows 10 and will, eventually, run on Raspberry Pi. One the outstanding improvements is the sheer speed. According to some measure it is about 20 times faster than ASP.NET running on IIS.


This blog post explains how to use other containers with ASP.NET Core and shows how to use Structuremap and Autofac with framework level dependency injection.


These days, many developers are building Single-Page Applications (SPAs) using frameworks such as Angular or React. These are powerful frameworks that produce a great end-user experience, but we often hear that building these applications is complicated. It can be a challenge to integrate server-side and client-side code well, or even just to choose a productive project setup in the first place.


There's runtime bundling on ASP.NET 4.x but in recent years web developers have used tools like Grunt or Gulp to orchestrate a client-side build process to squish their assets. The key is to find a balance that gives you easy access to development versions of JS/CSS assets when at dev time, while making it "zero work" to put minified stuff into production. Additionally, some devs don't need the Grunt/Gulp/npm overhead while others absolutely do. So how do you find balance? Here's how it works.


Unit tests make it much easier to change our code while making sure we don't change its behavior (refactoring). This means that properly unit tested code can be heavily refactored/cleaned up so if we happen to break existing functionality we'll know instantly by way of failing tests.


The primary purpose of any caching mechanism is to improve performance of an application. As an ASP.NET developer you are probably aware that ASP.NET web forms as well as ASP.NET MVC could used Cache object to cache application data. This was often called server side data caching and was available as an inbuilt feature of the framework. Although ASP.NET Core doesn't have Cache object as such, you can implement in-memory caching quite easily.


This post look at hashing, encryption and random string generation in ASP.NET Core. We examine a few different approaches and explain why some common techniques should be avoided in modern applications.


There are a few resources that you can find that teach how to secure an ASP.NET Core web application. For web apis using ASP.NET Core it’s a little bit harder to find information.


If you are looking to use SOAP or WCF with ASP.NET Core, you are not alone. It is one of the most searched for and requested features for .NET Core. In this article, we will discuss how to consume a WCF SOAP service from your .NET Core application. We also show how to create and host a SOAP service with ASP.NET Core.


Performing Authentication and Authorization has changed from ASP.Net to ASP.Net Core. Rather than relying on attributes, ASP.Net Core uses middleware similar to NancyFX and Rails. This is a short, step-by-step approach to implementing custom Authentication in ASP.Net Core without the overhead (and assumptions) of the new Identity model.


Whilst this post is targeted towards Web API, it's not unique to Web API and can be applied to any framework running on the ASP.NET Core pipeline.


In Azure, the recommended place to store application secrets is Azure Key Vault. ASP.NET Core makes it easy for an application to read secrets from Key Vault, but the application needs to be given valid credentials to do so.