differences between dotnet pack vs dotnet publish

dotnet publish build and ensure your application is ready for deployment and ready for runtime - it comes with all the necessary dll, project dependencies.

dotnet pack on the other hand, ensure that you application is build as a nuget package and allows your users to pull down only this .dll. Nuget will resolves dependencies but only your dll is packaged and distributed.

my ruby rails cheat sheet

Skip actions 

skip_before_action :verify_authenticity_tokenprotect_from_forgery :except =>:create
Create an API project 

rails new my_api --api

Create a normal project 

rails new blog

Create Model 

$ bin/rails generate model Article title:string text:text

Start server 

bin/rails server


bin/rails generate controller Welcome index

Running Migration 

rails db:migrate

Rollback Migration 

rake db:rollback STEP=1

Scaffold-DbContext update existing model if database changes.

Simple and nice answer -> use Force options as shown below :-

Scaffold-DbContext "Server=localhost;Database=MyDatabase;Trusted_Connection=True;" Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer -OutputDir DataModel -FORCE

Anyways if you would like to find out more about that, please jump into the following link.

Installing Ruby 2.4 without Tears on Windows

First we need to

1. Download ruby installer from here,

2. Download msys2 installer and install it. It is all right if you don't. Step 3 will force you to do it. :)

3. Run ruby installer. At the end of it, installer is intelligent enough to prompt you to install MSYS2.

You basically need to go through all 3 option prompted.

1. MSYS base installation

2. MSYS2 System update

3. MSYS2 and MingGW development toolchain

Once you have done that, open up command prompt and start installing your gems, for example :-

gem install rails.

Scaffold-DbContext context not found error for .net core 2 / net core 1.1.2

I assumed you have already installed

a) Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer

b) Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Tools

c) Install-Package Microsoft.VisualStudio.Web.CodeGeneration.Design

For example, my .net core app is target for 1.1, so

Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer -version 1.1.2
Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Tools -version 1.1.1

Might need to restart your VS2017, depending on how convulated your project is. I have a simple project that i just created from scratch i don't eve need to restart. For one for the projects, i did restarted my VS2017.

You will need to get this packages correctly installed depending on what .net project (.netcore 2, .netcore 1.1)

Remember to restart your visual studio, goto Nuget Package Manager console and try running scaffold-dbcontext, for example :-

Scaffold-DbContext "Server=(localdb)\.;Database=IDS_ODS;Trusted_Connection=True;" Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlSe…

docker - connecting your host to a container

Phew! Spent a few hours on this and finally i was able to get it right.

Task :- Spin up a new docker container running my app and connect to it from my windows host. 

Sounds simple enuff, I think the biggest gotcha is setting your application port to "" instead of "localhost", as shown in diagram below.

My app is a .net core app - of course it is, how else would u want to host it in docker. :)

Here is my docker file

And then i use the following command to spin up my docker.

docker build . -t accmicroserve

docker run -P accmicroserve (if you do it this way, you might get a random PORT from your container)

docker run -p 5000:5000 accmicroserve (here we're saying we're fixed the port to 5000).

Your docker instance already started, and ready to go.

weird things can go wrong with core configuration

Been working on .net core configuration lately and take me a bit longer to wire up this up.

When you create the configuration, create a configuration that matches the entire appsettings.json file. For example,

We have a configuration called AppConfig which contains a property called BlommbergAimConfiguration.(highlighted in orange) Under this, we have some other tokens settings (highlighted in green)

Once you have this, as long as you call Configure(Configuration), any configuration will be populated accordingly.

tls1.2 support in .net core

When you trying to support tls1.2 in .net core or porting existing application from .net 4.6, these might not work :-

ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocol = SecurityProtocolType.Tls12 | SecurityProtocolType.Tls11 | SecurityProtocolType.Tls;

You need to make the change from this to WinHttpHandler.

First, you need to install nuget package.

Install-Package System.Net.Http.WinHttpHandler -Pre

Next you need to run dotnet build (somehow my VS2017 Express wasn't able to recognize this nuget package that i've ran)

Once you have done that, you should be able to write this piece of code.

Reactive extesion for .Netcore.

To get it running on your system, just try adding it into your project.

Install-Package System.Reactive -Version 3.1.1

async ValueTask gives performance improvement

Instead of using Task, might be good that add a value in what we call by calling ValueTask. It's suppose to be faster. Hopefully i can get some numbers out here.

Essentially to call it, just simply use the followings :-

async ValueTaskTestValueTask(int d){ await Task.Delay(d);return10;}

Weird case C#7 Tuple for .Net 4.6

If you're using .Net 4.6 or lower, you need to install

Install-Package"System.ValueTuple" To get this to work ....

staticvoidMain(string[] args){var x =DoSomething();Console.WriteLine(

.Net core logging info is abit out of date

I find that Microsoft .Net core logging documentation is a bit out of date for Log Level. Somehow if we set to Log level to Warning, it will not show logs on "Information level". It will show Error log level. This only if we're calling this command here in the startup.cs.



  "Logging": {
    "IncludeScopes": false,
    "LogLevel": {
      "Default": "Warning"

The docs had it reversed. 
Adding a serilog logger, will logs everything and this doesn't applies. 

Elixir tuple, struct and map

Elixir Tuple

To declare a tuple, you simply declare

d = {1, "b", :c"}

And to retrieve it use elem function.

 elem(d, 0) // return 1
 elem(d, 1) // return "b"

You can use Tuple function to help out with tuple manipulation.

Elixir Map

Sometimes it can be confusing because we are declaring  map using the same operator {}.

Map are key value pair.

To declare, simple type

a = %{  a  => 1, b => 2 } // you can't do this

 a = %{"a" => 1, "b" => 2} // ok

if you're using ATOM, you can declare as follows (notice the change of parameter from => (arrow key) to ":" below) :-

 l = %{a: 1, b: 2 }

Accessing map (Non-Atom Map), you can simply, 
 a["a"] // output 1   a["b"] // output 2 
Or you can use 
Map.get(a, "a") // output 1  Map.get(a, "b") // output 2
Accessing Atom map  If your map is declare this way :    l = %{a: 1, b: 2 } 
l[:a] //output 1  Map.get(l, :a) // output 1 
Elixir stru…