Disable https for asp.net core 5.0 API project

As default asp.net api project created by CLI have https enabled by default. Disabling it is simple if you do it correctly :). Nowadays all backends relay on some sort of WAF (web application firewall) to do the security tasks for you so there is less need to support https in our projects.


First you remove the:


from Startup.cs to remove the http -> https redirection

and than you remove the applicationUrl https reference from launchSettings.json


TypeScript/Node.js build&run&debug configuration for Visual Studio Code

After reading allot of pages and pseudo professional opinions on SO, I came up with my simple build end debug configuration for Visual Studio Code.

You basically need three files. tsconfig.json to “compile” your .ts files to appropriate .js files.

tasks.json to actually start the compilation process inside the VSCode GUI

and launch.json to setup the launch end debug process of your nodejs app.

    "compilerOptions": { 
    "target": "ES6", 
    "outDir": "app", 
    "rootDir": "src", 
    "sourceMap": true, 
    "noImplicitAny": true, 
    "removeComments": true, 
    "preserveConstEnums": true 
"version": "2.0.0", 
"tasks": [ 
"type": "typescript", 
"tsconfig": "tsconfig.json", 
"problemMatcher": [ "$tsc" ], 
"group": { "kind": "build", "isDefault": true }, 
"label": "tsc: build - tsconfig.json" } 
"version": "0.2.0",
"configurations": [
"type": "node",
"request": "launch",
"name": "Launch Program",
"preLaunchTask": "tsc: build - tsconfig.json",
"program": "${workspaceFolder}/app/wallet.js"

take notice of the preLaunchTask which launches the compilation process

Need a node.js dev project?

Why clutter your mac or PC. Run it inside a container. Simple as:


But than you discover that your files mounted with the -v command inside the container are not available directly to the host OS if it’s on macOS. Basically is a container inside a container and you need another container to acces your files or synchronize your dev folder with the data folder inside the container:


Well, I’ll go with the sync command:

docker cp access_volume:/data local-data
# modify local-data
docker cp local-data access_volume:/data

[EDIT 20200925]: as per:


you can create a:

"mounts": [

inside your devcontainer.json to map your local folder inside the container.