Getting Started with ASP.NET v.Next Beta 7

I wanted to document the steps I had to take to write an Web Api application with Entity Framework using beta 7 of ASP.NET v. next.  I already had previous beta installed. First step is to update version manager (dnvm) runtime.  Just open Visual Studio command prompt and type the following dnvm update-self If this …

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Entity Framework 7 Migrations API Video

I created a short, 30 minutes video on how to get started with Entity Framework 7 Migrations inside ASP.NET v. next (ASP.NET 5).  I decided that video would be much better than huge blog post with a ton of screenshots.  II uploaded it to YouTube to my channel as a means to share my experiment.  …

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Getting Started with EF 7 Video

I created a short, 25 minutes video on how to get started with Entity Framework 7 inside ASP.NET v. next (ASP.NET 5).  I decided that video would be much better than huge blog post with a ton of screenshots.  I based this decision on something I would want to watch.  Looking out for number 1 …

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Measuring Entity Framework Performance using ETW

ETW, or Event Tracing for Windows, is a technology from Microsoft that allows for extremely fast logging from a running application.  Windows itself is using ETW, and technology has been part of Windows since Windows 2000.  A developer can write code to start and stop tracing sessions, given that an application being traced has been …

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Publish ASP.NET v.Next to IIS

In this post I want to document the steps of publishing an ASP.NET v Next web site to IIS and have it successfully use an SQL Server database.  I am going to assume you downloaded the preview version of Visual Studio 2015 that allows you to create v. next projects.  Start Visual Studio 2015 and …

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Building Recursive Interfaces in Angular and Entity Framework

I had an interesting problem to study today.  The business problem is quite simple.  I want to allow users to enter a number of items on a screen that are recursively related.  To illustrate here is what I have in mind Item 1 Item 1.1 Item 1.2 Item 1.2.1 Etc.. I do not want to …

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Detecting App Pool Recycling and Mitigating Its Effects

If you wrote any web apps using ASP.NET and IIS, you are familiar with the concept of app pools in IIS.  If you also used Entity Framework or any other library that requires some amount of work to warm-up, you have seen the effects of app pool recycling.  At that time application domain for your …

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SQL Azure, Entity Framework and HIPAA

I was helping out a friend who is working on healthcare software.  They would like to run the app on Azure.  I am not sure how many of you have heard of HIPAA – Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  It sets some rules for anyone who writes healthcare related software.  One of the requirements …

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