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Jexus Manager for IIS Express

You probably know Jexus Manager has been out for a while. Since I decided to implement Microsoft.Web.Administration namespace on my own and mapped Jexus settings to that model, it is technically possible to develop other mappings, such as the ones…

The 2015 of LeXtudio and Me

2015 was a fantastic year for LeXtudio and me. So below is a summary on what were the achievements. Projects There are several open source projects under the LeXtudio brand, and each of the active ones has been updated in…

DockPanel Suite: Story of A Same Old Brand New Theme

You probably know already that we are now publishing DockPanel Suite themes separately in many NuGet packages. Only the VS 2005 theme is built-in, as many DPS elements hook to it too tightly. It is quite beneficial to split the…

Jexus Web Server and ASP.NET Cross Platform

Jexus Web Server and ASP.NET Cross Platform

I was invited by Mingzhi Yi to give a talk at Jiaodong Developer Conference 2015 on 12 Dec. It was about my opinions on Jexus and ASP.NET cross platform development. This post is based on the same materials, and includes…

Jexus 网站服务器和 ASP.NET 跨平台开发

一周前受衣明志大哥邀请在烟台市他主办的首届胶东开发者大会上与大家分享了关于 Jexus 和 ASP.NET 跨平台开发的一些个人看法。本文内容基本和当日的演讲一致,局部可能补充了一些额外信息,供有兴趣的朋友们参考。 微软的跨平台战略 微软在过去的一年多中时间中发生了令整个 IT 行业感到惊叹的变化。这一切始于 Ballmer 的退位和 Nadella 的决心,更始于早已在微软各个基层部门蠢蠢欲动的二次创业。 以开发工具团队来说,他们很早就开源了 ASP.NET MVC 开发框架,并从那以后连续开源了后续全部新的开发框架,例如 Web API 和 SignalR,例如 OWIN 组件 Katana,并且和开源社区如 Mono 保持着良好的互动。 而其他团队,例如 Hyper-V,则同样与 Linux 内核社区有积极互动。 图一:微软 CEO Nadella 先生表示 Microsoft Loves Linux 因此当 Nadella 先生在2014年10月表态…

Jexus Manager: The Open Source Plan

I was at Jiaodong Development Conference 2015 last Saturday, giving a talk on Jexus web server. One important announcement I made there, was to open source Jexus Manager source code. It was not a sudden decision, as when I demonstrated…

DockPanel Suite: Docs Site, reStructuredText and Visual Studio Code

DockPanel Suite: Docs Site, reStructuredText and Visual Studio Code

Well, such a long title should match a long post. You’ve been warned! You probably know that Microsoft ASP.NET team did migrate of their documentation several times. Currently, they use Read the Docs to host it at https://docs.asp.net. Such a…

IIS Express Failures After Upgrading to Visual Studio 2015

The following changes in VS 2015 will affect your development if you upgrade from VS 2012/2013, IIS 7/8 Express is uninstalled, and IIS 10 Express is installed. VS2015 uses “solution folder”\.vs\config\applicationHost.config as IIS Express configuration file. This new configuration is…

Jexus Manager: Built-in SSL Diagnostics for IIS and IIS Express

IIS 6 used to have a great troubleshooting tool called SSL Diagnostics (SSL Diag for short). It relied on the ADSI API, so this tool was not made part of IIS 7, https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc780913(v=ws.10).aspx Of course you can use the IIS…

Some Gaps in Microsoft ASP.NET/IIS Stack and Why Jexus Steps In for The Community

ASP.NET/IIS has been the core for server side .NET developers for years, and through the years many products come and go, but there are several gaps unfilled. This post reveals some of them that I personally think are critical or…

Jexus Manager: Secrets Behind Visual Studio IIS Express Integration

Visual Studio has shipped IIS Express for a few releases. Behind the scene, there are some changes on the integration, but they are hidden and not documented in details. Without such knowledge, many questions were raised on StackOverflow and IIS/ASP.NET…

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