March 2016

.NET Core project templates

New plugin for Visual Studio 2015 – Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools (download here) provides new templates for .NET Core – Console Application and Class Library. These templates are the base structure for all multi-platform projects in .NET.

.NET Core templates

Let’s start with executable type – Console Application. By default this one contains three files – AssemblyInfo.cs, Program.cs and project.json. Program file provides an entry point for application – just like normal static Main method in .NET Framework. The last one, project.json file is more interesting – it is the successor for old app.config. In this file you can find dependencies, .NET Core frameworks and nuspec information.Read More ».NET Core project templates

.NET Core and Continuous Integration with AppVeyor

I’ve spent some time on searching for good Continuous Integration (CI) for Kronos. My requirements were simple:

  • free for Open Source project
  • support for .NET Core (DNX runtimes)
  • easy configuration
  • good connection with github

Yegor Bugayenko wrote a great article about CI platforms. Here is a table with differences:


ASP.NET team uses AppVeyor. My decision was quite fast – let’s play with this CI.

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