Agility, flexibility and composition: Unlike traditional ASP.NET, Katana decouples components, which are independently updatable by NuGet. Rather being restricted to the functionality built into your server or framework, you can now compose together multiple middleware and frameworks to get only what you need.
In the previous post, we introduced our new JSON editor in the CTP 2 release of Visual Studio 2013 Update2. In the RC version of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, we added intellisense support for JSON Schema v3 and v4. This will make working with complex JSON structures based on a schema much easier.
To deploy a Code First database to an Azure Web Site, you can use the Execute Code First Migrations check box in the Publish Web wizard:
When you select that check box, Visual Studio configures the destination web site so that Entity Framework automatically deploys the database or updates it by running the MigrateDatabaseToLatestVersion initializer on application start,
With the release of Visual Studio 2013 last October, we introduced the concept of Scaffolding to Web Application projects. Scaffolding is the framework on which code generation for MVC and WebAPI is built. For more information on Scaffolding or the MVC Scaffolders check the following blog post: http://www.asp.net/visual-studio/overview/2013/aspnet-scaffolding-overview.
Today, the Visual Studio team announced the release of RC version of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 . Our team added a few useful features and did some bug fixing in this update to improve the web development experience. This blog will contain all of the features introduced in CTP2 and a few updates.