Showing all posts tagged: 'Open Source'

A 7-post collection

Code Collaboration has a new name - Visual Studio Live Share

It's late(ish) at night, stuck in my hotel due to the Monster Storm Emma that's turned the UK into an icicle and I'm watching TED talks on my laptop when my good friend Brady Gaster, fellow geek/developer/etc, pings me on Skype with a question. He's got an ASP.NET Core question which I may be able to answer. At least that's what he thinks! So while he's getting ready to ask away I fire open StackOverflow, Google/Bing and https://docs.microsoft.com in hope that I will be able to figure out the answer before he …[read more]


Working with Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10

Yes, the title reads right. I'm talking about running Bash, the Unix Shell on Windows. Well, on the Ubuntu subsystem running inside the Windows 10 OS. It's a bit weird, I know. And yet so cool and forward thinking. If you need more info about how this works, you can check this MSDN article that also provides links to related posts. And these people have done a great job explaining in depth how it all hangs together. They also provide installation and usage instructions which are miles better than mine. But I'm too excited not to share. Because today, this …[read more]


ASP.NET Core from the command line

ASP.NET Core (formerly known as ASP.NET 5 or vNext) runs on top of the new DotNet Core and is in love with the command line. Although Visual Studio 2015 is still an excellent IDE and Visual Studio Code an amazing code editor, the new iteration of ASP.NET is equally powerful with the command line. ASP.NET Core 1.0 hit RTM on June 27th, however the tooling around it is still in Preview. Things are still changing, mainly because there's still work to be done around the csproj/project.json migration and dotnet native. How to install …[read more]


Fix OmniSharp error 'No default runtime found' in Visual Studio Code on Windows

I wanted to mess around with .NET Core on my machine and create a simple application. I'm not talking about ASP.NET Core 1.0 but .NET Core 1.0. And yes, they are different! Very different. The .NET Core applications rely on the dotnet toolchain whereas ASP.NET Core ones rely on the dnx, dnvm, dnu toolchain. Can it get any more confusing? Of course it can, just wait until you have to start targeting frameworks in your libraries. It's awesome(ly) confusing and I hope things are streamlined before we hit RTM. But until then, I want to …[read more]


/Dev/Summer Conference - Cambridge 2015

I’m just back from the attending and speaking at /Dev/Summer which was back in Cambridge this year with lots of great and interesting talks. I really enjoyed being part of this fantastic event and even more so for being able to give a talk about Open Source. The conference was hosted at the Moreland College, which is part of Cambridge university, and I have to admit that the overall venue was very well organized. The whole building was "state of the art" from the coffee machines to the projectors in each room! This is Cambridge after all. The …[read more]