09 April 2015

8 Free Online Courses to Grow Your Tech Skills

8 Free Online Courses to Grow Your Tech Skills

Memory issues with IISExpress process on Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio 2015 comes with IIS Express, which enables the localhost to serve as a web server without having to set up the app in Windows IIS. I was building a C#/MVC/Bootstrap site that kept crashing IIS Express. Some research revealed that we can run the server in 64-bit mode: Just go to Tools > Options > Projects and Solutions > check the box for "Use the 64 bit version of IIS Express for web sites and projects."

Memory usage by IIS Express went from over 700MB to 8MB now. Much better.

Publishing to an Azure website from Visual Studio 2015

This was trickier than expected. We thought it had to do with permissions, but even with Owner access to the Azure site, it still gave errors (a code 99 with Grunt, having nothing on Google about it). Well, I was trying to get Less installed on Visual Studio, and an article revealed that Grunt wasn't installed; nor was Bower.

The article walked me through installing Grunt and Bower, which help with running jobs and managing client-side packages, respectively. Then I still got this error:
INVOKEPOWERSHELL(0,0): Error : Unrecognized link extension 'contentLibExtension'.
Some more digging revealed a StackOverflow post with the answer. It had to do with an old version of the msdeploy.exe file. And then the publish worked like a charm.

23 March 2015

Create fade transition for the Bootstrap Carousel

This required a lot of work and has been documented in this Stackoverflow answer.