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  • Helping the City of Santa Monica with Orchard Core consulting

    8/23/2021 6:12:14 PM

    Did you visit Santa Monica before, either in real life or by checking out Del Perro Pier in the video game GTA V? If you did, then you know that the city is famous for its sandy beaches, palm trees, sunshine all year round, and... A new Orchard Core website!

  • 3D before GPUs Part 1: Dungeon Master

    7/29/2021 1:49:00 AM

    In this series, I'll reverse-engineer algorithms from video games dating back to that time when the CPU was all you had. Today, we're looking at Dungeon Master, a fantastic game by FTL that set the gold standard for RPGs for the years to follow. It looked amazing, and still does to this day. It changed everything.

  • Lombiq is 8 years old!

    5/26/2021 10:05:00 PM

    Today is Lombiq’s 8th birthday. On this special occasion, we have gathered 8 important factors of our company's life. We are glad that we took these steps at that time otherwise we might not be able to celebrate with our strong community here today.

  • Fix Docker VS Code Error: connect EACCES /var/run/docker.sock

    5/2/2021 4:31:32 PM

    After installing VS Code on Ubuntu 20.04 as well as the Docker VS Code extension, the VS Code extension displayed an error when it attempted to list the various Docker containers and images as well as connect to the Docker registry. The VS Code error displayed connect EACCES /var/run/docker.sock and questioned me if Docker was actually running. I've never received this error when using the Docker...

  • Install Azure Storage Explorer on Ubuntu 20.04 using Snap

    4/30/2021 5:16:59 PM

    As a Microsoft developer, I mainly use Azure for all my cloud services needs, whether this be for ASP.NET Core MVC, Web API, and Razor Pages development or Orchard Core development. Azure Storage is a critical piece of the Azure cloud services along with the Azure Web App Service and SQL Server Database services in most of my development projects. More complex projects will use Azure Functions,...

  • Orchard Core .NET5 and C# 9

    4/19/2021 1:11:00 PM

    When .NET5 and C# 9 was released I eagerly began developing ASP.NET Core web applications and web API's using the new features. The C# 9 Record Types are especially handy as well as features in EF Core 5 like better handling of many-to-many relationships. As an Orchard Core developer I eagerly awaited for .NET5 and C# 9 support in Orchard Core as well. It took longer than I had hoped, but in the...

  • Install .NET5 on Ubuntu 20.04

    4/7/2021 8:13:16 PM

    Although I have and continue to spend the majority of my time developing .NET5 ASP.NET Core web applications and web API's on macOS, I've noticed that I very much enjoy developing applications on Ubuntu. Originally I installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro, because the majority of the computer science students I tutor also use Ubuntu. Being a huge fan of the JetBrains developer tools, I was excited...

  • Orchard Core SEO Feature

    4/5/2021 3:18:48 PM

    In one of the recent pre-release versions of Orchard Core there is a new Orchard Core SEO feature to help Orchard Core developers and administrators manage meta tags commonly used by search engines and social media sites. The Orchard Core SEO feature does 3 things at this time. First, it helps one enter common and custom meta tags used by search engines to help index your Orchard Core website and...

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