Blog posts on .NET, Azure, and more.

Using scaffolding to create ASP.NET Core applications

October 01, 2016 by Anuraj

C# ASP.NET Core Scaffolding

This post is about using scaffolding to create ASP.NET Core applications. Scaffolding is a technique supported by some model–view–controller frameworks, in which the programmer can specify how the application database may be used. The compiler or framework uses this specification, together with pre-defined code templates, to generate the final code that the application can use to create, read, update and delete database entries, effectively treating the templates as a scaffold on which to build a more powerful application.

Integrating Visual Studio Code with dotnet watch to develop ASP.NET Core applications

September 25, 2016 by Anuraj

C# ASP.NET Core VSCode dotnet-watch

This post is about integrating Visual Studio Code with dotnet watch to develop ASP.NET Core applications. Visual Studio code is a free-cross platform editor supports development and debugging of ASP.NET Core applications. You can download the VS Code from dotnet watch is .NET Core tool, which helps to developers to compile the code automatically when they save the code. It is the default behaviour of VS2015. To use this feature, first you need to install dotnet-watch tool. Here is my project.json file’s tools section.

Introduction to Azure functions

September 18, 2016 by Anuraj

C# ASP.NET Azure Azure Functions

This post is Azure functions. Azure functions is a new service offered by Microsoft. Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in Azure or third party service as well as on-premises systems. Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code, or “functions,” in the cloud. You can write just the code you need for the problem at hand, without worrying about a whole application or the infrastructure to run it. This can make development even more productive, and you can use your development language of choice, such as C#, F#, Node.js, Python or PHP. Pay only for the time your code runs and trust Azure to scale as needed. In this post I am creating a Hello World Azure function, it will return HTML color code of a given color.

Deployment of a Bot application

September 02, 2016 by Anuraj

C# ASP.NET Bot Framework

This post is about how to deploy your Bot Application. For deployment you require Bot Id and Microsoft App Id. Both Ids can be created from Bot Framework portal, which can be accessed from Once you register / sign in, you can create a new Bot from the Register a Bot menu. You need to set the Messaging endpoint to an HTTPS URL. While creating your bot, you can provide some https url here, which you can change later once you deploy the Bot.

Building a conversational bot using Microsoft BOT Framework

September 01, 2016 by Anuraj

C# ASP.NET Bot Framework

This post is about building a conversational bot using Microsoft BOT Framework. At //Build 2016 Microsoft introduced something known as the Bot Framework; a set of products to help you build conversational bots and connect them with services, like Slack, Skype, and even Email and SMS. Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering to build and deploy high quality bots for your users to enjoy in their favorite conversation experiences. Bot Framework provides just what you need to build, connect, manage and publish intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking – from text/sms to Skype, Slack, Facebook Messenger, Kik, Office 365 mail and other popular services.

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