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Jexus Manager Is Now Open Source

After several months of cleaning up, yesterday I published the source code of Jexus Manager at GitHub, https://github.com/jexuswebserver/JexusManager You are welcome to play with the code and report issues. Pull requests are highly appreciated if you fix any bug. Note…

Jexus Manager: Enhanced Self-Signed Certificate Generation

IIS Manager has a shortcut in Server Certificates page to create self-signed certificates, aka “Create Self-Signed Certificate…” menu item under Actions. Figure 1: IIS Manager Server Certificates page By clicking this menu item, a wizard pops up as below, Figure…

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…

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: Renamed and Local IIS Express Custom Configuration Support

I just renamed the first build of Beta 3 back to Jexus Manager 2.0. The removal of “for IIS Express” does not mean IIS Express support is cut (but significantly enhanced if you read further). This change is intentioned, because…

Jexus Manager: Troubleshooting IIS Configuration with Jexus Manager for IIS Express Read Only Mode

There are several issues with IIS Manager that you might not be able to use it to troubleshoot IIS configuration issues, IIS Manager strictly requires administrator permissions. Some file errors will trigger an error dialog (or 500.19 error page) that…

Jexus Manager: Experimental Support on Full IIS

If you run the latest build of Jexus Manager for IIS Express Beta 2 as administrator, you might notice an extra node listed in the Connections panel, By double clicking this node, the configuration of full IIS on this machine…