Shawn Cicoria

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  • Blog Post: Running the AspNet vNext MVC sample direct from Docker

    In the post Using the Docker client from Windows and getting AspNet vNext running in a Docker Container you had to step through downloading GO, building the docker.exe, etc. I’ve updated the GitHub repo adding the hacked version of the Docker.exe along with their LICENSE. And the whole thing has been...
  • Blog Post: Using the Docker client from Windows and getting AspNet vNext running in a Docker Container

    Update: 2014-11-24 – Added links to HOWTO build Docker on Windows from Ahmet. As Docker progress as a native application on Windows, and Asp.NET progresses direct from Microsoft for running on Linux, I wanted to see how far I could get using what’s out there today. While there are some challenges, there...
  • Blog Post: RealTime communication with SingalR…

    The upcoming Fall Release of VS2012 has some really great updates, bringing back OData, SPA, and now SingnalR. If you get a chance take a look at Scott Guthrie’s keynote session where he goes through it (SignalR -- along with a demo of New Relic – which rocks). SignalR is a hub/client model that leverages...
  • Blog Post: Viewing the User Token from Visual Studio 2010 Debugger

    When you’re debugging security related things, sometimes you need to take a look at the thread identities user token. When you’re inside of Visual Studio 2010 – in the watch windows you enter ‘$user’  and you’ll get the same as when in windbg with !token –n  
  • Blog Post: Additional Mime Types in Visual Studio 2010 Development Web Server

    While the development server in Visual Studio 2010 is great for most work, it does have 1 shortcoming in that if you start adding content types that are not part of the base set of known Mime types built in, you won’t affect the proper header response that is emitted to the client/browser. For example...
  • Blog Post: MiniProfiler– A simple but effective mini-profiler for ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET.

    Once in a while a good tool that I find out about that helps me developing solutions comes in real handy.  MiniProfiler is one of those tools. Developed by the StackOverflow folks it’s available in source or binary, and NuGet packages Take a look http://code.google.com/p/mvc-mini-profiler/ http...
  • Blog Post: Getting the MVC3 assemblies as part of your Windows Azure deployment

    There have been several techniques that have been posted on getting the MVC3 reference assemblies deployed as part of your Windows Azure Solution. http://blog.smarx.com/posts/asp-net-mvc-in-windows-azure This is something I learned today is in Visual Studio 2010 SP1. If you open up the context menu for...
  • Blog Post: Differences when Running with OutputCache managed module under ASP.NET IIS7.x with Cache-control header

    This post is to report some differences when using MVC or IHttpHandlers if you’re attempting to set the Cache-control : max-age or s-maxage value under IIS7.x using the HttpResponse.Cache methods. [UPDATE]: 2011-3-14 – The missing piece was calling  Response.Cache.SetSlidingExpiration(true) as follows...
  • Blog Post: Taking advantage of Windows Azure CDN and Dynamic Pages in ASP.NET - Caching content from hosted services

    With the updates to Windows Azure CDN announced this week [ 1 ] I wanted to help illustrate the capability with a working sample that will serve up dynamic content from an ASP.NET site hosted in a WebRole. First, to get a good overview of the capability you can read the Overview of the Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC3, WebMatrix, NuGet, SQL Compact 4–all released…

    Along with the release of WebMatrix announced here.. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webplatform/archive/2011/01/12/webmatrix-shipping-january-13-2011.aspx A slew of dependencies were released as well.  If you download WebMatrix, it will install these dependencies – also via a new release of the Web platform...
  • Blog Post: Really should have a custom error page regardless…

    Throughout the blogosphere there’s been reports of an issue with ASP.NET that will bring a site to it’s knees – or so, it’s been overblown and reported as such.  Microsoft has released an advisory here that discusses the matter. The workaround for now is something that any public website should...
  • Blog Post: View Engine Razor – MVC 3 preview – and how to get it in WebMatrix…

    WebMatrix is back – sort of.  There used to be Web Matrix in the early days of ASP.NET.  Now, it’s back again, and it’s ready with some of the upcoming preview capabilities coming out – such as a view engine called Razor. ASP.NET MVC 3 Preview 1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx...
  • Blog Post: Wildcard Certificates and IIS7

    Let’s face it, during development, managing all the certificates if you’re doing anything with validating SSL/TLS traffic is a pain. Now with Windows Identity Foundation (fka Geneva) we really have to get crackin on getting used to managing certificates, setting up SSL sites, etc. So, here’s great post...
  • Blog Post: How did I miss this one – The VirtualPathUtility in ASP.NET

    I’ve been writing one off methods that apparently are handled quite well for a few things in the type System.Web.VirtualPathUtility. For example, if you just want the page name or the extension, you have this utility to quickly get that from the current request path. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library...
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