Category Archives: How-to

Deploy and run .NET Core application without installed runtime. Self-contained applications.

Advertisement from Google .NET Core framework provides one very useful feature – Self-contained application. You don’t need to install any .net runtime on your computer, you can just copy your application to the target host and run it. Furthermore, you can run it on any platform (Windows, Linux, OSX)! When you create a self-contained application, after publishing,… Read More »

[Mono] Selenium with headless ChomeDriver on Ubuntu Server

If you want to run C# application (mono) with Selenium ChomeDriver on Ubuntu Server 16.04 in headless mode, you definitely should read this article. We will use Xvfb as X server, this will let us emulate “headless” mode because Xvfb performs all graphical operations in memory without showing any screen output. Install mono sudo apt-key adv –keyserver hkp://… Read More »

C# 7.0 Local Functions

C# 7.0 is coming! Even 6.0 is not released yet, you can already try new C# 7.0 features. To do that you need: Visual Studio 15 preview Set __DEMO__ and __DEMO_EXPERIMENTAL__ as Conditional compilation symbol in project settings. Not all of the new features available in current preview, but you can already play with some of them. But… Read More »

[Unity3d] Serialize and Deserialize System.Guid using JsonUtility

Unity3d 5.3.0 introduced JsonUtility class which will help you with JSON serialization and deserialization. But this class has some limitation, and one of them: “You cannot serialize\deserialize System.Guid type” That’s a pity, especially if you’re using System.Guid in your DTO objects. But, there are solutions: You can change a data type, for example, use System.String or System.UInt32 instead… Read More »

[ASP.NET Core 1.0] Automatic Migrations in Entity Framework 7 (EF Core 1.0)

There is no more public Configuration() { AutomaticMigrationsEnabled = false; } in Entity Framework Core 1.0 (formerly  EF 7.0) Now you can use extension Migrate method during database initialization. For example, you have custom DBInitializer class: public class DBInitialization { public static void Initialize() { using (var context = new DbContext()) { context.Database.Migrate(); // Other… Read More »

[IoT] Connect Intel Galileo Gen 2 to Arduino Uno via nRF24L01

Guys from Newark element14 have sent me a nice dev board – Intel Galileo Gen2. I was curious because before, Microsoft declared that Windows 10 IoT Core will run on this board. I planned to run my previous benchmark on this board to see if it can beat Raspberry PI 2. Unfortunately, with the latest release they removed… Read More »

Build and test ASP.NET 5 application using AppVeyor

For those who do not know, AppVeyor is Continuous Integration and Deployment service for .NET projects. It is free for open-source projects. Currently, AppVeyor supports latest DNX version (1.0.0-rc1-final) and I’ve recently migrated my pet project to this version. I will show you how easy it is to build and run all unit tests on CI… Read More »