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Seems like there’s a lot of action(s) happening over on GitHub.  How do I get a piece of that action(s)?  Wheee!  Puns!  (I’ve been cooped up in my house too long.) So if you’re a .NET Core developer or an ASP.NET…(Read More)


My latest Pluralsight course just went live a couple of days ago — Architecting an ASP.NET Core MVC Application for Unit Testability. I’ve been wanting to write this course for at least a couple of years now. I like to think of is as the missing modules from all my TFS and DevOps classes…(Read More)


Are you trying to deploy your Entity Framework Core migrations and you’re trying to deploy them WITHOUT having the source code?  Yah.  It’s hard to deploy EF Core migrations using just the DLLs in the published output of your .NET Core project, huh? If you’re deploying from a Team Foundation Server (TFS…(Read More)


We’ve got a new version of .NET Core and a new version of Entity Framework Core (EF Core).  Unfortunately, EF Core 2.1 hasn’t made it any easier to deploy database migrations from DLLs rather than from the source code.  (sigh)  Deploying EF Core migrations from DLLs is a key feature for DevOps…(Read More)


If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I’m obsessed with being able to deploy Entity Framework Core (EF Core) migrations from published (“dotnet publish”) DLLs instead of from the project code.  Why?  Because if you care about DevOps-y things like automated deployments — especially in Visual Studio Team Services…(Read More)


(UPDATE 7/5/2018: If you’re using EF Core 2.1, you’ll probably want to read the updated version of this post.) In a previous blog post, I discussed how difficult it is to deploy Entity Framework Core migrations from the compiled binaries of your project.  It’s still difficult to do.  You…(Read More)


Hey y’all.  I did a talk at Microsoft’s .NET Conf 2017 yesterday.  The video will be up on Channel 9 soon at this link. DevOps with ASP.NET Core, EF Core, & TFS2017 DevOps is all about software delivery. Create an automated, streamlined path from development to testing to deployment – that’s basically…(Read More)


I just wrapped up doing my new Entity Framework Core for Enterprise Applications talk at VSLive Redmond 2017.  I had a lot more content that I could have ever possibly covered in 75 minutes.  As promised, here are the slides and EF Core code samples for that talk. Entity Framework for Enterprise Applications What do…(Read More)


Have you tried doing a “dotnet ef migrations” or “dotnet ef database update” command for Entity Framework Core and gotten this error? System.IO.FileLoadException: Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Diagnostics.DiagnosticSource, Version=4.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=cc7b13ffcd2ddd51’. The located assembly’s manifest definition does not match the assembly reference…(Read More)


I just wrapped up doing my new Entity Framework Core for Enterprise Applications talk at VSLive Austin 2017.  I had a lot more content that I could have ever possibly covered in 75 minutes.  As promised, here are the slides and EF Core code samples for that talk. Entity Framework for Enterprise Applications What do…(Read More)