Blog posts on .NET, Azure, and more.

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.

Using MySql in ASP.NET Core

August 26, 2016 by Anuraj

C# core MySql

This post is about using MySql in ASP.NET Core. Few days back MySql team announced release of Official MySql driver for ASP.NET Core. You can find more details about the announcement here. In this post we will explore how to use MySql driver and EF Migrations for MySql. Here I have created a Web API project using yoman aspnet generator. And you need to add MySql drivers for ASP.NET Core in the project.json file. Here is the project.json file.

Using NancyFx in ASP.NET Core

August 20, 2016 by Anuraj

C# core NancyFx

This post is about using NancyFx in ASP.NET Core. NancyFx is lightweight, low-ceremony, framework for building HTTP based services on .Net and Mono. The goal of the framework is to stay out of the way as much as possible and provide a super-duper-happy-path to all interactions. Nancy is designed to handle DELETE, GET, HEAD, OPTIONS, POST, PUT and PATCH requests and provides a simple, elegant, Domain Specific Language (DSL) for returning a response with just a couple of keystrokes. Integration with NancyFx was available on earlier days (k days) for ASP.NET Core, but in DNX days it lost the support and now it is back.

How to execute Stored Procedure in EF Core

July 20, 2016 by Anuraj

ef core Stored Procedure C# core

This post is on using stored procedure in EF Core. The support for stored procedure in EF Core is similar to the earlier versions of EF Code first. In this post I am using NorthWind database for demo purposes. I am using database first approach to generate model classes. First I have created three stored procedures. One will select all the rows in products table, another with a parameter and the third one is inserting the data to table. Here is the implementation.

Building a custom dotnet cli tool

July 18, 2016 by Anuraj

dotnet core dotnet cli C#

This post is about building a custom dotnet cli tool, using this you can extend the dotnet cli for various operations like minifing images, scripts, css etc. The tools used by the .NET CLI are just console applications, so you can create a dotnet core console application and use it. In this post I am building a tool to optimize images in the web application. I am using the ImageProcessorCore package.

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