Typescript for the C# developer

Over the past couple of years, my most popular talk that Iv’e taken around user groups has been the one where I describe what Typescript is, and how it relates to the backend C# developer.

Iv’e found that many back-end devs who would like to jump into client side development, are often put off from doing so simply beacuse of the percieved mess that the JavaScript eco system is in at present, and let’s be fair it’s not a compleatly unfounded reason either, beacuse JavaScript is bleeding at the edges in a great many places.
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Build Automation for Dotnet Core Apps

In a previous blog post I documented how I built a “Build Server” to deploy .NET 4.6+ apps on windows 2012 server.

While this worked, and was a reasonably good way to do it, It wasn’t without it’s problems. During it’s use for example I frequently had timing problems, where just one little change to some JS code would cause NPM to overrun a time out by half a second, or where an SSH connection timed out just slightly before the build server completed it’s login, and on top of all that, it regularly used to take about 15 minutes to build and deploy the project it was being used for. Continue reading “Build Automation for Dotnet Core Apps”

Upcoming Lidnug Events

Hello Hello Hello….

Ok so it’s yet not another Technical post I know, I apologise and I will get something interesting done soon, I promise….

In the meantime I just wanted to update people on the latest happenings with Lidnug.

First off we have a new member on the team, David Haney. David recently did an MVC3 session for us, and his all round knowledge in .NET and ASP is awesome so I hope you’ll join me in welcoming him to the team.

Upcoming Presentations

First off, the Scott-Gu presentation we where supposed to have this week has now been moved to June 23.

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Launching Applications from an ASP.NET web application

I recently got asked a question about running GUI apps from an ASP.NET web application, and weather it was possible or not to run GUI apps on the server from a web application.

To give you an idea of what the person asking the question had in mind, they where wanting to run a separate computer as a remote controlled media system connected to a large screen and accessible via a WiFi lan.

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