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Async .NET Core Console Applications

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Microsoft's new Async/Await support makes writing multi-threaded applications a lot easier. Sadly, it doesn't work out of the box for console Apps but it's a simple config change to enable it. I've put together a brief description and a couple of screen shots to demonstrate how.

Visual Studio for Mac: NUnit and .NET Core

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You may encounter some issues trying to get the built in test runner UI in Visual Studio for Mac v7.2 working with NUnit and .NET Core projects. It's actually really easy to fix so I thought I'd share the work around here.

Fun with .NET Core, Docker and AWS

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Docker's been on my list of things to look at for a while - I though it was about time to see what all the fuss was about. Building something is a great way to learn a new technology so I decided to put together a little learning project. To build a very simple .NET Core web service and host it in a Docker container running in the cloud. I mean, how hard could it be?

HTMLinjector project

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The HTMLinjector project is a little command line software tool that can be used to inject the same HTML into multiple static web pages. Originally developed many, many years ago to help with a freelance project, I updated the code to .NET Core 2.0 and use it to help me manage this website. I thought I'd share the source code on GitHub.