ring! - one ring to rule them all...
Ring brings order into the messy world of developing and debugging a cloud-ready microservice system side by side with maintaining and migrating legacy ones where you may have many different types of services (ASP.NET Core, Topshelf, WCF) hosted in many different ways (IIS Express, WindowsService, Exe) and scattered across many solutions and repositories.
The extension requires the ring dotnet cli tool.
How it works
Ring groups runnables (mostly services but not only) into workspaces. Workspaces are defined in TOML files. Workspaces are composed from runnables and other workspaces. A workspace can be loaded and started. Ring periodically runs a health check for every runnable, tries restarting the unhealthy ones, and reports the dead ones. Ring also exposes a web socket interface. Visual Studio extensions use it mainly for visualizing workspace/runnables states, turning services off/on for build/debugging if they're a part of the currently loaded project/solution.