Saturday, June 14, 2014

ASP.NET - Topshelf and Katana

ASP.NET - Topshelf and Katana: A Unified Web and Service Architecture:

"Katana project ( and the specifications provided by OWIN (, it’s now possible to self-host Web applications, taking IIS out of the equation, and still support many of the ubiquitous ASP.NET components such as WebApi and SignalR. The Web self-host can be embedded in a rudimentary console application along with Topshelf ( to create a Windows service with ease. As a result, Web and service components can live side-by-side in the same process,"
Unified Web and Service Architecture with Katana and Topshelf

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