Running Node.js Web Apps on IIS with HttpPlatformHandler

Jun 11, 2022

When Microsoft developed HttpPlatformHandler more than a decade ago to enable non-Microsoft web technologies on Windows/IIS, they didn’t know that one day

  • Microsoft can embrace Linux in Azure
  • Some Microsoft users stick to IIS with their Java/Python/Node.js/Go applications.

Thus, HttpPlatformHandler still plays an important role in the ecosystem and won’t go away easily. However, the landscape keeps evolving so this post tries to capture some latest changes on Node.js and show you how to proper set up everything needed and more critically how to troubleshoot if issues occur.

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PowerShell with Oh My Posh as Default Shell on macOS

May 08, 2022

While I am using more and more macOS and PowerShell, the need of enriching the look-and-feel starts to reveal. So in this post, I will show you how to properly configure PowerShell with Oh My Posh as your default shell on macOS.

Figure 1: PowerShell on macOS
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Different Ways to Create VSCode Extension Dependencies

Sep 12, 2021

If you are developing your own VSCode extensions, you might find a need to specify dependencies on other extensions. There are more than one way to manage such relationship, so this post is going to discuss the pros and cons of each approaches, so that you can easily choose the right one for your case.

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