How to convert a PCL (Portable) project to NetStandard

I have been upgrading a few projects from their original PCL profiles (now deemed obsolete) to the Net Standard platform specification. It turned out to be a relatively straightforward process, but it does have its small hurdles, especially so if in the meantime you also want to transition to the new, streamlined, .csproj format as the migration will leave you with a now obsolete project.json project. In this article, I will cover upgrading a project from Portable Class Library to NetStandard. »

Python support in Visual Studio 2017 or the lack thereof

So yesterday Visual Studio 2017 was released. Big news. Lots of cool stuff. As I write this I am watching the live stream of the 2 days-long launch event. If you want to learn about Python support in VS2017 though, you have to dig deeper and head over to the Python Engineering blog at Microsoft. As expected, the official release is actually coming out with no support for Python. It will come in a few months. »

Setting the default timezone in AppVeyor build worker (and C# 7.0 support)

So yesterday I pushed some code over to GitHub, then went off to work on a different project. A few seconds later I got an email from AppVeyor telling me that my CI build worker was reporting a failure. I was surprised as just ahead of the push I had tests all green in local. Turned out failure was on an equality assertion between two date values: As you can see the mismatch was precisely two hours. »

How to build and deploy a private NuGet server on IIS or Azure

Recently I had to build and deploy a private NuGet server. The official documentation is quite good, but I did hit some (admittedly small) hitches along the way, so I thought I might as well share the whole process. Hopefully this post will be helpful to the next guy or gal adventuring down the same path. If I don’t need to convince you on the usefulness and importance of packages in modern software development, then you can safely jump to The case for private NuGet feeds, and spare yourself some of my ramblings. »

Eve SDK for .NET v0.2 is out in the wild

I just released a long overdue update to Eve.NET. This release marks a significant improvement over the previous one, which was more a prototype than a real package. New features are as follows: PostAsync() supports bulk inserts DeleteAsync() supports bulk deletes GetAsync() has a softDelete option to include soft-deleted documents with query results GetAsync() has a rawQuery option to pass raw Eve queries to the server BearerAuthenticator class adds support for Bearer Token authentication Several fixes made it into this release and, most importantly, I switched to portable Profile259 which offers support for the following platforms: Xamarin. »