The Monsters Weekly - Episode 84 - Integration Testing with Entity Framework Core

Entity Framework Core makes it easy to write tests that execute against an in-memory store but sometimes we want to actually run our tests against a real relational database. In this episode, Monster Dave looks at how to create an integration test that runs against a real SQL Server database.

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The Monsters Weekly - Episode 83 - A Book on ASP.NET Core

Today we have the pleasure of announcing the release of a new source of reference for building an application in ASP.NET Core MVC.
 
Over the last two years we have had the great fortune of serving the ASP.NET community, sharing in our learning, getting tonnes of feedback and having a great time exploring the next version of ASP.NET.  In this episode, we shamelessly plug the table of contents for our newly released book. Join the Monsters to hear more about what is sure to be a timeless classic, coffee table material in every household.
 
 

Get the Book on ASP.NET Core MVC

Announcing the Microsoft Press “ASP.NET Core Application Development” Book from the ASP.NET Monsters

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ASP.NET Core Application Development

Through four complete sprints, this book takes you through every step needed to build brand new cross-platform web apps with ASP.NET Core, and make them available on the Internet. You won’t just master Microsoft’s revolutionary open source ASP.NET Core technology: you’ll learn how to integrate the immense power of MVC, Docker, Azure Web Apps, Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, C#, JavaScript, TypeScript, and Entity Framework.

Working through the authors’ carefully designed sprints, you’ll start with a blank canvas, move through software architecture and design, adjusting to user feedback, recovering from mistakes, builds, testing, deployment, maintenance, refactoring, and more. Along the way, you’ll learn techniques for delivering state-of-the-art software to users more rapidly and repeatably than ever before.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 82 - Node Services

I can’t remember if NodeJS is still cool or if people are only using it ironically now as they port their applications to something else. In either case there are still a lot of great node modules out there which it would be great to access from our ASP.NET application. In this episode we’ll look at Node Services an approach to call out to Node from inside an ASP.NET MVC Core controller. 

 

 

Integration Testing with Entity Framework Core and SQL Server

Entity Framework Core makes it easy to write tests that execute against an in-memory store but sometimes we want to actually run our tests against a real relational database. In this post, we look at how to create an integration test that runs against a real SQL Server database.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 81 - Invoking View Components as Tag Helpers

A new feature in ASP.NET Core 1.1 allows us to invoke view components as tag helpers. Monster Dave shows us how to enable this new feature.

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Creating a New View Engine in ASP.NET Core

At the ASP.NET Hackathon in Redmond, we replaced the Razor view engine with Pug. It started off as a joke but it kind of worked okay so we rolled with it.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 80 - ASP.NET 1.1 was Released...Time to Pump the Brakes?

ASP.NET Core 1.1, .NET Core 1.1, EF Core 1.1 and a multitude of other packages have all been released, but is now the time to adopt?

In this episode Monsters Dave and James talk about the release of ASP.NET 1.1 and how it will affect your projects. They mash on the tooling, upgrading a package and their experiences so far and hint at a few topics that are coming in future episodes.

For additional details on the release, be sure to check out these links:

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The Monsters Weekly - Episode 79 - Code Labs with Jon Galloway

If you’re looking for content that will walk you through, step-by-step, as you transition to ASP.NET Core MVC, you’re in for a treat.

In this episode of the Monsters, Jon Gallaway joins us live on set at Channel 9 studios to talk about the .NET Core community, the Community Standups and, of course, a series of free labs that you can dive into to embrace your inner Core and learn more about the future of MVC.

Check out the labs yourself on GitHub:

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The Monsters Weekly - Episode 78 - Azure Functions with Chris Anderson

Azure Functions have just gone "GA" and are a great way for you to truly leverage the promise of the cloud and it’s ability to scale. In this episode of the Monsters, we have a special guest from the Functions team to break down some of the basics and help us wrap our heads around the Azure offering. 

Join Chris Anderson and the ASP.NET Monsters at the Channel 9 studios as they chat about Azure Functions.

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