ASP.NET Core SignalR for Windows 10 UWP App

It has been quite sometimes I have not use ASP.NET SignalR. As you may know that currently we can use ASP.NET Core for creating WebAPI, it come to my mind to try SignalR service using ASP.NET Core and with Windows 10 UWP as the client for consuming the SignalR service. This blog is about just that, I divide the project into two, that is the SignalR service server and SignalR client which is inside Windows 10 UWP app. So let’s start.

SignalR Service Server

Let’s begin with creating the ASP.NET Core project, fire up Visual Studio 2015 with — of course .NET Core installed.

ASP.Net Core Create New Project

Once created, open the project.json file or Right-Click the References on the Solution Explorer and choose Manage NuGet packages and add the SignalR package library.

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Named Anchor in ASP.NET Core MVC Tag Helper

Using the asp-fragment for Named Anchor

Recently I’m playing around with the ASP.NET Core MVC tag helpers. I’m very impressed with tag helper to resolve anchor link which are more readable and clean compare to the previous ASP.NET Framework MVC that mixes with C#. However, I got some situation which needs to be resolve using the anchor tag helper, that is using the Named Anchor.

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Web Development Myths On Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is definitely a Modern Browser which renders HTML5 Web Standards, technically similar to IE11, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari browsers. However, Microsoft Edge is very different with other browsers since there is no such as BHO (Browser Helper Object) or can run ActiveX components and Plugins. It may have extensions soon but that is not what I’m going to share on this article.
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Mitos Pengembangan Web di Microsoft Edge (Bahasa Indonesia Edition)

If you are looking for the English Version: Web Development Myths On Microsoft Edge

(Language: Bahasa Indonesia)

Microsoft Edge sudah tentu merupakan Browser modern untuk menggunakan HTML5 Standar Web, secara teknis mirip dengan browser IE11 (Internet Explorer 11), Chrome, Firefox, Opera dan Safari. Namun, Microsoft Edge sangat berbeda dengan browser lain, sebagai contoh tidak ada support untuk BHO (Browser Helper Object) atau dukungan (support) untuk menjalankan komponen ActiveX serta Plugin. Mungkin dalam masa yang dekat akan memiliki support untuk browser extensions, namun didalam artikel ini saya tidak ingin membahas masalah tersebut.
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WordPress in Azure | Part 1 – Create WordPress Blog in less than 5 minutes (Cloud PaaS)

There are several ways to create WordPress in Microsoft Azure cloud, using PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). I would like to share how I did it as a guide and show you how easy to create WordPress blog in Microsoft Azure using the cloud PaaS first. Cloud PaaS means that you only manage the application and the database. Azure PaaS is part of the Azure App Services and has the feature of elastic auto scaling, meaning you can configure the web app to automatically increases or decreases the server instances as required due to high or low traffic or by CPU performance needs. Therefore, you also only pay on what you use. In PaaS, the server infrastructure, networks, the middle-ware, the frameworks, etc. are all maintain by Azure app services. Since we only maintain the application and database, practically you can create WordPress web app in less than 5 minutes.

Well, 5 minutes is if you at least already know little bit about Azure or at least know some of the steps. But hey, I tested myself, I can create in less than 5 minutes with the condition that you already prepare for what you are going to enter, like the web app name, database name, site title, password, etc. If you are still thinking on what to enter on every step, than I believe the time will be more than 5 minutes.

Okay, this are the first title from four parts article. Here is the four title that I will create:

  1. WordPress in Azure | Part 1 – Create WordPress Blog in less than 5 minutes (Cloud PaaS)
  2. WordPress in Azure | Part 2 – Editing the WordPress PHP code using Git
  3. WordPress in Azure | Part 3 – Managing (Backup and Restore) WordPress MySQL Database
  4. WordPress in Azure | Part 4 – Configure Auto Scaling in Azure Web App

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MonoGame UAP for Universal Windows Platform (Windows 10 Build 10240)

THE GAME BEGINS

Recently I updated my Windows 10 to the latest Build 10240 and I wanted to create my own game framework leveraging the powerful Win2D which is open source from Microsoft and I was thinking, hmm… why not find see the existing game framework first. And yes, it remind me to my experience using XNA which is, well “not available” anymore. So I turn to MonoGame, yes… one of the best open source game framework. And so I did, I download the latest MonoGame 3.4.

Perfect! right… By the way, I’m using Visual Studio 2015 (Enterprise), you can also install MonoGame 3.4 for Visual Studio Community 2015 which is free for developers. Once, installed, I directly see the Project Templates ( yay! very excited ).

MonoGame 3.4 Windows 10 UAP Project Templates
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I’m back!

Hi all…

Yes, I’m back since my absence in blogging for three years. I will write some cool stuff (hopefully), new technology, ideas, tips and tricks (as usual) and share some of my good, traveling, enjoyable life.

However, I may not writing like years ago, it will be slow a bit. But, hey that is fine as long as I can share with you all. Anyway, thank you for your support.

I'm Back!