Library Manager: Client-side content manager for web apps | ASP.NET Blog

Introducing: Library Manager – Available in Visual Studio 2017 v15.7 Preview 3.0 in the Web Development and .NET Core workloads. Library Manager (“LibMan” for short) is Microsoft’s new static client-side library management system, specifically designed with web projects in mind. It provides a mechanism, similar to Bower or npm, that helps users find and fetch library files from an external source such as CDNJS or a local library catalog. Library configuration can be stored with the project and files can be downloaded during build, or with Visual Studio …

Custom error pages in ASP.NET MVC

Excellent blog post by Ben Foster:
Custom error pages in ASP.NET MVC. Easy, right? – Ben Foster

My extra take on it was to create content in the static .html pages and use an iframe inside the aspx based pages (to reuse the content easily).

E.g: (my 500 error page is named Error500.aspx)


Azure VMs – Start/Stop during off-hours solution

Follow this link to setup daily start and stop of your Azure VMs (saves money for dev or test environments that only needs to be active during workhours for instance).

Start/Stop VMs during off-hours solution (preview) | Microsoft Docs
(Goto Marketplace and select Start/Stop VMs during off-hours [Preview] from the search results.)

When done, the above steps have created daily start and stops, to set monday-friday 07:00-19:00 (and off during holiday) go to Resource group -> Automation account -> Schedules.
Deactivate “Scheduled-StartVM” and “Scheduled-StopVM”. Edit “Sequenced-StartVM” and “SequencedStopVM” and set weekdays schedule using these.


Two Lesser Known Tools for Local Azure Development | .NET Web Development and Tools Blog

If you’re developing applications that target Azure services (e.g. Web Apps, Functions, Storage), you’ll want to know about two powerful tools that come with Visual Studio 2017 and the Azure development workload:
Cloud Explorer is a tool window inside Visual Studio that lets you browse your Azure resources and perform specific tasks – like stop and start app service, view streaming logs, create storage items. Storage Emulator is a separate application to Visual Studio that provides a local simulation of the Azure storage services. It’s really handy for testing Functions that trigger from queues, blobs or tables. In this blog I’ll show you how you can develop development/Azure applications entirely locally – including the ability to interact with Azure storage – without ever needing an Azure subscription.

50 amazing tools for frontend web developers 2018

50 amazing tools for developers 2018
From Random Stuff, a Flipboard magazine by Jenn Jenn
Best tools for developers: Quick links HTML and CSS tools Frameworks and libraries JavaScript tools React tools Testing and coding tools Media tools Another year…
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