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Steve Smith

Steve Smith is a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, ASPInsider, and frequent conference speaker. His blog covers a variety of .NET topics with a frequent focus on software development techniques and application performance tips.


Steven Smith | 28 Jun 2017 13:45

Installing Additional App Templates for dotnet newSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....When you install the .NET Core SDK, you get the dotnet CLI (command line interface), which can be used for a host of different things, including creating new projects. You can see which templates are already installed by running..."
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Steven Smith | 21 Jun 2017 03:37

Why Delete Old Git Branches?Subscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....It’s a common housekeeping practice to delete git branches once they’re no longer used, but this practice isn’t necessarily universal, or universally understood. Why should you delete old branches from your git repositories? There..."
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Steven Smith | 14 Jun 2017 12:38

Automate Testing and Running Apps with dotnet watchSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....If you’re using the dotnet CLI tools to develop your .NET Core apps, you’re probably very familiar with typing dotnet run and/or dotnet test every time you make a change to your app. This kind of manual process, even if you’re a..."
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Steven Smith | 12 Jun 2017 14:06

An ASP.NET Core Quick StartSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Last month I published a short video course on ASP.NET Core that should help you or your team members get up to speed quickly on ASP.NET Core. This ASP.NET Core Quick Start demonstrates how to be productive using either Visual Studio or VS Code...."
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Steven Smith | 07 Jun 2017 13:45

Set cmd or PowerShell Window TitleSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....As CLI tools become more and more popular, it’s not unusual that I find I have more than one command, bash, or PowerShell window open. Often, each window is serving a specific purpose. While I really like that I can integrate a command shell..."
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Steven Smith | 31 May 2017 13:45

How to remove untracked local files from git working tree?Subscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....There are two ways to get rid of untracked files from your git working tree. The first one, which many of us have done, is to simply go to a new folder (or delete the current one) and perform a fresh git clone operation. This “burn it to the..."
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Steven Smith | 25 May 2017 15:07

How do I Update a Nuget Package using dotnet CLISubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....The current version of the dotnet command line interface provides features to add a nuget package, but doesn’t expose a separate command to update them. However, you can actually achieve this by simply running the dotnet add package command,..."
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Steven Smith | 24 May 2017 19:55

Should I Use WebListener or Kestrel or IIS on Windows?Subscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Someone recently asked this question on GitHub, and I thought it was worth spreading this information more widely: I’ve been doing some research to figure out the best option to self host ASP.NET Web Api on Windows. Some articles recommend..."
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Steven Smith | 24 May 2017 13:50

Life Hack – Listen FasterSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I’ve been doing some traveling lately, which is when I tend to have time to catch up on listening to podcasts. I’m a fan of DotNetRocks, Hanselminutes, and Radiolab, among others. Unfortunately (or to be honest, fortunately), my daily..."
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Steven Smith | 22 May 2017 13:57

Science of Great UI ReviewedSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I’m reviewing Mark Miller‘s online course, The Science of Great UI. This course is the first in a series, with the forthcoming Design Like a Pro as the second, and several more planned after that. Mark’s pace in the course is very..."
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Steve Smith

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Kent, Ohio, USA