ASP.NET Core MVC - Common Components/(Partial)Views across applications

By the end of this post you'll have an understanding of how to share common View Components and (Partial)Views across different Web Applications in ASP.NET Core MVC. I'm in the process of building a website, I'm lazy and don't like writing things twice/maintaining two slightly different copies of code/components. I recently found the need to share components across two different web applications (they're really 2 parts of the same goal - »

Entity Framework Core - Custom Migrations

In this post I'm going to cover the steps needed when setting up Entity Framework Core Custom Migrations. Custom Migrations are not always needed in an application. Entity Framework Core will get most people/businesses quite far with their standard "out-of-the-box" functionality. However there are times where EntityFramework does not support a specific scenario, as I came to find out recently. Example code for this post can be found here: »

Quitting my job

Skydive Instructor: "You've just jumped out of a perfectly good plane at 14,000ft" As of the 28th April, I'm officially jobless....well that's a bit of a stretch, I've got a job....full time in fact, I'm just not getting paid for it. Back in February, I handed in my 1 month's notice, for my (then) current place of work. I'd been there since finishing University (Summer 2011). 5 years and 10 months is »