Azure notification hub can be used to send push notification to your client app. It supports sending push notification to application build with Xamarin (but not only restricted to it). I create a notification hub in Azure using FREE TIER for a work related project, with intention to be used by team to work and test push notification in their application development. Development environment setup gave assumption that the usage will be quite less so free tier will suffice the need here. When you install the application (the one which has integrated Azure Notification Hub) on first run application will register the device with the Azure notification hub service (based on permission available) and that will count against "Active Device" in your hub server statistics. Last night, team member complained that he is now getting: 'The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.'.', Exception=System.Net.WebException: The » Read more

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Quick note: Below case only affects developers using VS2015 (only) and AzureSDK for .NET - v2.8.2 seems to fix the problem. Link: Azure SDK for .NET v2.8.2 Many of you are using Azure Mobile Service as your service back-end for the mobile device applications. It has been there for a while now and it is pretty awesome. Azure and Microsoft recently shifting towards the concepts of App Mobile Service resource to do the Mobile Service stuffs with the same pattern that applies to ASP.NET MVC and WebAPI. Flash back For everyone who has a hosted Azure Mobile Service in their Azure Account should be seeing this new option called "Migrate to App Service" when that resource is selected in Classic Azure Portal: This is an in-place upgrade to the App Service provided by Azure team. When you click on that option you see details of » Read more

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The brand new version ASP.NET 5 (a.k.a ASP.NET vNext) can be developed and hosted on all three major platform - Windows, Linux and MacOS. Getting started with ASP.NET 5 (TODO: Link to be updated with new Post for .NET tools) is not so hard after all and is definitely fun to play early. The biggest break through that comes to .NET and ASP.NET world is the capability to write and host anywhere. Yes you can now develop and host a ASP.NET Web application - MVC or WebAPI even SignalR on any platform - Windows, Linux and MacOS. This has always been the de-facto standard for windows since long using Visual Studio (prior VS2015) but it can be fun on Linux and MacOS also using your favourite editors or Visual Studio Code. Following step needs to be performed on a brand new spinning Linux » Read more

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These days Redis sparkle in my eyes, for lots of reason but the basic and most important reason is that it is deaam fast. Now we all know this can bring up an never ending debate but I am not going to be part of it because its fast and here I am not referencing it with comparison to other data-stores available. Redis is an open source, advance key-value store. This key thingy can be strings, hashes, lists, sets and / or sorted sets. Quite a list :) Note: This post was tested and written for Redis Version 2.8.3. This may or may not work for other or latest version of Redis Server. I was impressed when I queried who is using Redis and the long list of clients libraries for most of the language available to work with Redis as your Key-Value store. It is made to run on » Read more

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