Stuart Leeks

Stuart Leeks - Application Development Consultant

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    Videos of Visual Studio Code

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    Last week I was out in Seattle and had the pleasure of recording a couple of interviews with the amazing Seth Juarez from the Channel 9 team. The first video is now up on the site where we talked about Visual Studio Code and NodeJS . Head on over to watch...
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    Azure API Management: Backing Up and Restoring Configuration

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    This post shows an approach to backing up and restoring the configuration for an Azure API Management instance. I recently needed to do this to migrate an instance between subscriptions, but other reasons include DR and moving between environments (e...
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    New role and magazine articles

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    Just a quick update to say that I changed roles at the end of January... I'm now a Technical Evangelist for Azure. In other news, the first two articles in my series on Azure API Management for justazure.com are now live: Part 1: An Introduction...
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    Importing Windows Azure Cloud Services into Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDC Man)

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    This is the third article in what has somehow turned into a mini-series. Previous posts are: Using Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDC Man) with Windows Azure Virtual Machines Importing Windows Azure Virtual Machines into Remote Desktop Connection...
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    Teaching ASP.NET Web API to WADL–via NuGet

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    I recently wrote a post about adding support for generating WADL to an ASP.NET Web API project. I’ve found myself wanting to demo it a few times, so I’ve packaged it up as a NuGet package to make it easier. This means that it’s also easier for you to...
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    Teaching ASP.NET Web API to WADL

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    ** UPDATE – I’ve added a NuGet package to make it easier to add WADL support to your APIs ** Introduction One of the criticisms often cited for HTTP-based services (including REST services) is the lack of documentation/metadata. This is something that...
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    Scripting Visual Studio with PowerShell – great for demos

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    Overview In this post I’ll show a solution for automating tasks when opening a solution in Visual Studio. NuGet brings PowerShell In the grand scheme of things it hasn’t been that long since NuGet first arrived, but I can barely remember...
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    NuGet Package Manager Console tip

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    I love NuGet – I find it a very productive way to add and update references. Being able to package up files as well as references is great when you write custom ASP.NET MVC validators that you want to share, as you often want to share an assembly and...
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    Importing Windows Azure Virtual Machines into Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDC Man)

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    UPDATE: See here for an updated version for RDC Man 2.7 that adds support for PaaS instances. After my last post I started thinking about the fact that you could use PowerShell to retrieve the server name and port information. From there it was a short...
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    ASP.NET Identity and Windows Azure Table Storage

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    In case you haven’t heard, ASP.NET Identity is the new kid on the block for handling user identity, and replaces ASP.NET Membership, Simple Membership and Universal Membership. It is built on top of OWIN which positions it well for the future of...
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