Introducing GravatarHelper.NetStandard

In this article, we will talk about a simple .Net Standard library for Gravatar and how to use it. So let`s get started.


Before moving on to the details of GravatarHelper.NetStandard library, let`s first briefly talk about what is .Net Standard library and some resources which I found useful while learning about it.

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How to Open .Net Core Projects Created Using Command Line Tooling In Visual Studio 2015


In this article, we will talk about how to open .Net Core projects created using command line tooling in Visual Studio 2015. To know more about .Net Core command line tooling, refer to my article on Getting Started With .Net Core Command Line Tooling. In this article, we will create a simple .Net Core console application using command line tooling and then will see how to open that application in Visual Studio 2015.


  1. Download .Net Core.
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What`s New In Visual Studio 2017 RC

In this article, we will talk about some of the new features or enhancements in existing features in Visual Studio 2017 RC. So let`s get started.


Microsoft announced Visual Studio 2017 RC (previously known as Visual Studio “15”) at Microsoft Connect (); 2016. There are lots of new features included in Visual Studio 2017 RC. To download Visual Studio 2017 RC click here. So let`s go through some of the features. 

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Getting Started With .Net Core Command Line Tooling

In this article, we will talk about how to get started with .Net Core Command Line Tools. So let`s get started.

What is .Net Core?

It is a general purpose cross platform development platform supported by Microsoft.


  1. Cross Platform
  2. Provides command line tools.
  3. Open Source
  4. Supported By Microsoft.

In this article, we will talk about the command line tooling provided by .Net Core.

Getting Started:

.Net Core 1.0 command line tool chain is a cross platform tool which allows us to develop .Net core applications using command line interface. It`s first RTM release was announced on June 27, 2016. It is the primary layer on which other higher level tools are built. We can use the .Net core command line interface on Windows, Mac and various flavors of Linux including RedHat. For more information on supported opearating system click here. Commands are same on each supported platform. Means even if I use Mac machine to learn the command line tooling, I can use the same commands on Windows or Linux machine and continue learning.

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List of Android Versions

In this article, we will go through the android operating system versions. The main purpose of this article is to note down all the major versions with API levels, so that we can reference it whenever needed.


Names of android versions follows a simple pattern. Versions are named alphabetically from A up to N. As of writing of this article current android version is Nougat (API level 24).  Each major release version is named after something sweet. Below is the list of android versions. 

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