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Articles we enjoyed

Exploring dotnet new with .NET Core
I'm very enjoying the "dotnet" command line. Mostly I do "dotnet new" and then add to the default Hello World app with the Visual Studio Code editor. Recently, though, I realized that the -t "type" and -l "lang" options are there and I wasn't use them.

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.NET Core Roadmap
It has been about two weeks since we shipped .NET Core / ASP.NET Core 1.0. The team has used the past two weeks to take a deep breath, and is now getting started on planning what is coming next. We have seen a lot of .NET Core SDK downloads and significant feedback. Please keep the feedback coming.

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AngularJS2 on ASP.Net Core using TypeScript Part 3 – Attribute Directives
Previously we started creating our seed project then we created our first AngularJS2 app, on this post we will try to play with AngularJs2’s Attribute Directives. Basically, Attribute Directives allows us to change the appearance or behavior of a DOM Element, such us changing colors of DIVS when our mouse enters or exits, or alter the behavior of a DOM element when clicking them.

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So you want to mess around with .NET Core, maybe create a Web API or MVC Project and you don’t want to rely on any tooling, just the command line. Happily .NET Core makes it really easy to get started.

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HtmlTags 4.1 Released for ASP.NET 4 and ASP.NET Core
One of the libraries that I use on most projects (but probably don’t talk about it much) is now updated for the latest ASP.NET Core MVC. In order to do so, I broke out the classic ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core pieces into separate NuGet packages

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Working with user secrets in ASP.​NET Core applications
In the past there was a study about critical data in GitHub projects. They wrote a crawler to find passwords, user names and other secret stuff in projects on GitHub. And they found a lot of such data in public projects, even in projects of huge companies, which should pretty much care about security. The most of this credentials are stored in config files. For sure, you need to configure the access to a database somewhere, you also need to configure the credentials to storages, mail servers, ftp, what ever. In many cases this credentials are used for development, with lot more rights than the production credentials.

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Create your first botframework bot in Azure!
At //Build 2016 Microsoft unleashed something known as the Bot Framework; a set of three products to help you build conversational bots and connect them with services, like Slack, Skype, and even Email and SMS.

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Rich botframework conversation cards
In this article we’re going to investigate the various response types available to us in the botframework to develop a more rich conversational experience.

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Videos we favorited

The Power of Roslyn: Improving Your Productivity with Live Code Analyzers

Two years ago we open sourced the C# and Visual Basic compilers and exposed their functionality through APIs as the Roslyn project. The Roslyn analyzer API empowers the developer community to be more productive by lighting up their own features in the editor in real-time—meaning anyone can write a refactoring, code fix, code style rule, or code diagnostic. Come learn more about the Roslyn project and what these live analyzers mean for you and your productivity.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

Easy CRUD for Your Web API With Dapper

Full disclosure here: I don’t like ORMs. If you’re building an enormous enterprise project, you should absolutely use an ORM. If you have data you really care about and a complex, monstrous system using something like Entity Framework can save you a lot of frustration. Read more

VS 2015 Tooling Update for Unity Game Devs

The Visual Studio team released an incremental update to its Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Unity. Among the changes in version 2.3 is a number of fixes for debugging issues, especially for those who useXamarin in conjunction with VSTU. Read more

Developer Assistant now supports C++

Today we are happy to announce a major update to Developer Assistant! Developer Assistant now offers contextually aware web powered solutions for C++. Developer Assistant for Visual Studio is a productivity plugin that brings the combined power of Bing search capabilities and your development environment to solve your day-to-day developer problems. With the addition of C++, we are opening up new possibilities for millions of C++ developers on Visual Studio. Read more

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