We tried it last month, and feedback was good. That’s why we have a second edition of our NuGet and NPM community news from the past few weeks. In this post, we bring you some interesting blog posts and articles, curated by our MyGet founders Xavier and Maarten. Follow @MyGetTeam on Twitter for more!
The NuGet team released a new documentation site, with new quick-start tutorials and end-to-end scenarios. A nice improvement from the old docs, check it out!
The folks at Cake started a blog series on which services they are using and for what purpose. We're honored that their first post is titled "How does Cake use MyGet?".
Cori Drew mentioned searching for "nuget kitten dies puppy". Still using msbuild package restore? That is a great search indeed! If you haven’t done yet, learn about switching to proper NuGet package restore.
Using Azure Automation? Tao Yang wrote a blog post demonstrating how to Script Azure Automation Module Imports Directly from MyGet or PowerShell Gallery, re-using components in automation workflows.
The Dotnet Watch Tool is covered in a blog post by Muhammad Rehan Saeed. He demonstrates using it to shorten the feedback loop while developing, by automatically loading changed source files without having to rebuild the entire project.
David Fowler is experimenting with "channels" (or "zero copy streams"), making the good old Stream object in .NET obsolete. He released a preview feed on MyGet, where you can experiment with Channels. David posted some samples as well.
Sitecore CMS now supports NuGet for distributing Sitecore packages. They wrote an extensive FAQ on how to work with their feeds and how to install packages into your web application. And even nicer: they are hosted on MyGet. Thanks guys!
The new Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 added OneGet support for basic authentication against secured package feeds, as well as proxy support. That's pretty neat, as you can now distribute custom PowerShell modules using private feeds.
Npm 2.15.11 and 3.10.8 have been released. The version 2 branch does not seem to have any noteworthy changes apart from some dependency updates. The version 3 branch got some updates to npm shrinkwrap, and some bugfixes.
Tierney Coren wrote 11 Simple npm Tricks That Will Knock Your Wombat Socks Off. In this post, he demonstrates some of the lesser used but really helpful commands npm offers, like opening a package's GitHub repo in the browser. Or automating _npm init_ with useful defaults. And 9 more of those!
Ashley G. Williams has presented A Brief History, a great presentation on modular design. What goes into a module? How do you decide? Tip: it's not about what goes in modules, it's how we compose them all together.
Tim Severien wrote a tutorial on using ESLint to monitor code quality and detect common code issues, resulting in higher quality code. A nice, thorough explanation on how to set up ESLint and use it.
Let’s see if we can do this type of post next month as well. If you have any news to share or have other feedback, let us know using the comments below or reach out on Twitter.