Runar Ovesen Hjerpbakk

Science-based software development

Simple cross platform REST-service with .Net, Vagrant og Docker

My former Bachelor student and now co-worker, Andreas Mosti - @amostii, is an industrious young man. This was his first talk at Trondheim Developer Conference, but I doubt it will be his last.

The slides can be viewed at speakerdeck.

.Net is not constrained to Windows. Mono, and Xamarin, makes it easy to run C#, F# and the other CLR languages on almost all platforms.

Client side C# apps on iOS and Android are already popular (just look at me), and now the server side is following suit. star

The modern cloud infrastructure in short gives you two options: Windows Server and Azure, or *nix and all other services.

No need to learn Java or Go, just go C#. Even on *nix.

Small big data, aka micro service all the things.

Multiple server frameworks already supports mono. For instance Nancy for hosting REST-services. star

Topshelf can run your service as a console app for testing, or host it as a system service when running live. star

Dapper is a Mono-ready simple and lightweight data access.

Vagrant enables you to specify your development environment in a structured fashion. The environment can be restored if you break it, and creating a new one is fast and easy. It removes the fear of breaking your environment, enabling fearless experimentation. star

Docker - a package manager for infrastructure. Or a lightweight VM. VM v 2.0. star

One container per dependency, orchestrate and scale with Docker-Compose.

C#: Code anywhere, deploy to anything.