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New career

After 30+ years in software development, I have finally worked out what I want to be when I grow up. Putting me at the dawn of a new career. As an Agile Coach.

I belief that Agile is much more than following a framework. And I belief that a lot of creativity and innovation power is wasted.

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Learning new tech

Over the last few years, I have been mainly involved with back end work. And I liked it.

I love designing user interfaces and experiences, but always felt implementing them a chore. Absolute placement sucks. It requires you to spend inordinate amounts of time on getting everything pixel perfect.

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Ends and means

Old quest

You might say my Linux quest failed miserably. I got defeated in the land of unexplained instructions and fairyland errors that had no right to exist.

But, you would be wrong. Using Linux as a platform for a website never was a real goal. It was a means to an end.

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Not quite running the samples on McCoy – my be… Linux VM

The status of the quest to get a bare bones ASP.NET 5 (aka vNext) website running on a shared Linux hosting account:

  • We have a bare bones site running locally on my Windows development machine.
  • We have a dedicated Linux virtual server with Mono,

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Suddenly we have lift off

Right. I like a challenge. This ASP.NET on Linux quest had me stumped though. And that was getting on my nerves. I had been following all the instructions and shaving a few Yaks on the go and yet it still refused to work.

Which is nonsens of course.

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DNX on Linux troubles aren’t over yet

Our quest to get a bare bones website running on a shared hosting Linux server, got stalled at trying to run the ASP.NET 5 examples on a (virtual) dedicated Linux server.

Running these samples of course is intended to prove that the machine could run a website known to work elsewhere.

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Deploying the bare bones site

The quest to get a bare bones ASP.NET 5 (aka vNext) website running on a shared Linux hosting account, is now at the stage where we should be able to deploy a website and see it in a browser.

Unfortunately, the documentation only has entries on how to deploy to IIS and for when you use Docker.

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On to Linux – part 2

Right, where were we?

The status of the quest to get a bare bones ASP.NET 5 (aka vNext) website running on a shared Linux hosting account:

  • We have a bare bones site running locally on my Windows development machine.
  • We have a dedicated Linux virtual server.

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On to Linux – the land of unexplained instructions

In my quest to get an ASP.NET 5 (vNext) website running on a shared Linux hosting account, the first step was to get the site running locally on my Windows laptop. It proved a bit of a challenge as my VS2015 initially refused to run it in the debugger.

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Fixing VS2015 when it doesn’t want to run an ASP.NET vNext website

The quest I announced earlier to get a bare bones ASP.NET 5 (aka vNext) website running on a shared Linux hosting account begins.

A couple of weeks ago, I already downloaded and installed Visual Studio 2015 RC and started it to have a look around. Since then only used it to create a couple of code examples while answering questions on the web.

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