Tech Junkie Blog: September 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

If you have been following along with the ASP.NET MVC tutorials you would have noticed that the URLs have a port next to them.  In this post we are going to get rid of that annoying port have a just the URL as localhost/{mycustomroute}

Monday, September 24, 2018

Yum is a update manager used by CentOS and other RPM-based Linux distributions.  It not only updates and install software from the defined repositories, it also takes cares of the dependencies.

One of the most common task that you will do is to keep your server up to date.  With yum it is quite easy because CentOS comes with many official repositories that enabled by default.  That means for the most part running software updates will not break your existing server.

Here are the steps to update your CentOS server.

1. To update your server, log into your CentOS instance and start a terminal session
2. Switch to super user privilege with the command sudo su

Monday, September 17, 2018

In the previous post we created a Admin Area, however we had to type in localhost/Admin/Home/Index to get to the Admin index page.  In this post we are going to make the Index page more user friendly.

To do that first let's assign the namespace to a local variable so that we can use it in multiple routes.

Open the "AdminAreaRegistration.cs" file in the /Areas/Admin folder and change the RegisterArea method to the following:

        public override void RegisterArea(AreaRegistrationContext context) 
            var namespaces = new string[] { typeof(NorthwindCafe.Areas.Admin.Controllers.HomeController).Namespace };

                new { action = "Index", id = UrlParameter.Optional },