The Amazon Filler Items Searching Website is Upgraded

I released a simple ASP.NET MVC website using Amazon service 2 days ago. I might call it MyFiller project version 1. In the 1st version, I actually have not finished all features which I wanted. So in past 2 days, I modified something on it. Now I can call it version 2.

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What is .FFU File ?

If you recently research Windows 10 IoT with some hardware board such as Raspberry Pi, you should see the .FFU file, and you might realize you can not get enough information from Google search to know the .FFU file information.

Actually, .FFU file is more known by those Windows IoT developers, they download Windows 10 IoT Core package, and they will see .FFU file on the computer folder.

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Hate installations? Use Lightweight IIS and SQL Server

When you build an ASP.NET application, you might fee some boring works which you have to install a SQL Server database , no matter you can install SQL Server Express version, but you still have to install it. and also, if you want to try your application without using Visual Studio, you have to install IIS or set the existing IIS in your Windows system.

Now you will no more hate the above 2 works: Microsoft has provided you 2 new great products:

1: IIS Developer Express (This was called by Microsoft’s Scott Gu before, now the formal name is IIS Express, or include version number such as IIS 7.5 Express):
 A lightweight web server, a lightweight IIS, even it is compatible with IIS 7.5

2: SQL Server Compact Edition:
 A lightweight file-based SQL Server database.

About IIS Express (From Scott Gu’s blog):

    It’s lightweight and easy to install (less than 10Mb download and a super quick install)
    It does not require an administrator account to run/debug applications from Visual Studio
    It enables a full web-server feature set – including SSL, URL Rewrite, Media Support, and all other IIS 7.x modules
    It supports and enables the same extensibility model and web.config file settings that IIS 7.x support
    It can be installed side-by-side with the full IIS web server as well as the ASP.NET Development Server (they do not conflict at all)
    It works on Windows XP and higher operating systems – giving you a full IIS 7.x developer feature-set on all OS platforms

Actually, IIS Express has been released. You have 2 ways to get it:

1: If you use WebMatrix, IIS Express has been included with WebMatrix, you just need to install WebMatrix only;
2: If you want to install IIS Express only;
 
All details info, please read Microsoft Official site here about IIS Express

About SQL Server Compact Edition (SQL Server CE – This was Scott Gu’s called before, now the version called SQL Server Compact 3.x)

Below content copied from MS Official site:

SQL Server Compact is a free SQL Server embedded database ideal for building standalone and occasionally connected applications for mobile devices, desktops, and Web clients.

Top Features:

    Free to use and distribute
    Supports desktops and mobile devices
    Small footprint for easy deployment
    Fully embeddable architecture
    No administration required
    Single file, code-free database format
    Support for ClickOnce, XCopy, MSI, CAB, and non-admin embedded installation options
    Supports all Microsoft Windows embedded, mobile, desktop, and server operating systems
    Supports a rich subset of Transact-SQL syntax and SQL Server data types
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 integration
    Supports ADO.NET, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to Entities, and the ADO.NET Entity Framework
    Supports multiple concurrent local connections

All detail information please read MS Official site here about SQL Server Compact

BTW: DO not forget to visit Scott Gu’s blog, it is always helpful very much !