Creating a Windows Service with .NET 6

Creating a Windows Service with .NET 6

Windows services are programs that are automatically started when the system starts up, or when the user logs in. They run in the background and can run with a different account than the logged-in user. .NET makes it easy to create Windows services or Linux daemons as shown in this article. Continue reading Creating a Windows Service with .NET 6

Upgrading an ASP.NET Core Web API Project to .NET 6

Upgrading an ASP.NET Core Web API Project to .NET 6

Upgrading an ASP.NET Core 5 application to .NET 6, all what needs to be done is to change the project file for .NET 6, and update the NuGet packages to the new versions, and you’re done and can build and run the application. However, to take advantage of new features, and reduce the number of source code lines, some things can be changed – as shown in this article. Continue reading Upgrading an ASP.NET Core Web API Project to .NET 6

Project Tye – easier development with .NET for Kubernetes

Project Tye – easier development with .NET for Kubernetes

Visual Studio 2019 has great support for Docker and Kubernetes. After opening a solution, Dockerfile files and Helm charts can be added from within the Solution Explorer. For simple project, it still can be too complex to work with Helm chats, define deployments and services. Defining a Dockerfile can be avoided as well. With .NET projects, all the information needed to create a docker image can be found in the project file. This is where the Project Tye comes into play – deploy Microservices to Kubernetes with minimal configuration. In this article I’m showing an example creating a .NET Core web application and API service, let it run locally with tye, and deploy it to an Kubernetes cluster. Continue reading Project Tye – easier development with .NET for Kubernetes