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Katana License Lifts Windows-only Restriction

Over the past few months, a great deal of attention has been paid to the following clause used in most of the licenses associated with the NuGet packages that we and other teams at Microsoft ship. “ a. Distribution Restrictions. … Continue reading 

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Help me understand my network

(preface: I love my wife who, upon reading what I had originally written, suggested that I calm down and edit out some of the intro to this post) I’m in the midst of a home networking _situation_ right now, and … Continue reading 

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Installing Neo4j in an Azure Linux VM

I’ve been playing with Neo4j a lot recently. I’ll be writing a lot more about that later, but at a very very high level, Neo4j is a graph database that in addition to some language-specific bindings has a slick HTTP … Continue reading 

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Versioning RESTful Services

I’ve talked about this in various venues and also cover it in my Pluralsight REST Fundamentals course, but the topic of how to version RESTful services has been popping up a bunch recently on some of the ASP.NET Web API … Continue reading 

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New Web Optimization Pre-Release Package on NuGet

Today we pushed a new [pre]release of ASP.NET Web optimization to nuget.org – version 1.1.0-alpha1. This release includes some bug fixes and also a few new features that we wanted to share sooner than later. You may have also noticed … Continue reading 

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