Paket is a package manager for .NET languages, intended to be an alternative for the popular NuGet. InfoQ reached out with Steffen Forkmann, co-creator of the project, to learn more about Paket's origin and features.
In a recent article, Jeff Handley outlined the roadmap for NuGet 3.x. From its humble beginnings as a way to distribute out-of-band ASP.NET MVC packages, NuGet is now considered to be a vital part of the .NET ecosystem and Visual Studio itself. The four primary areas covered in the roadmap are: Package Discovery, Package Trust/Incompatibility, API, and Package Installation/Build.
Telerik recently renamed OpenAccess ORM as Telerik Data Access with Improved User Interface and colored visual designer in addition to Telerik.DataAccess.Core NuGet, Telerik.DataAccess.Fluent and Telerik.DataAccess.Fluent.Sample NuGet packages.
NuGet 2.7 release was announced this week, with several performance improvements, new extensibility APIs, command-line restore, configuration defaults and several other features. In addition, a package recommendation service, called NuGet Concierge has been launched.
Davide Zordan has recently released a new package on NuGet which enables developers to build Windows Phone 8 and Silverlight applications enabled with gesture behaviors.
NuGet's latest brings C++ support along with improved Linux and Mono compatibility. Nearly all developers using NuGet will find new features to simplify their development tasks.
ScriptCS enables developers to write C# applications using a simple text editor. Compilation is performed by Roslyn and package management by NuGet.
Developers with MyGet accounts can now take advantage of a free public beta of MyGet Build Services. This service allows developers using services such as CodePlex, GitHub, or BitBucket to use MyGet as an automated build server.
MonoDevelop now has integrated support for NuGet while the Mono project sees various improvements with release 3.0.3.
List & Label 18 recently released by combit provides support for back side printing, NuGet, cross page export including integration with Amazon web services and Visual Studio 2012.
Microsoft has announced the availability of WCF Data Services 5.2.0 with support for UriParser and fixes to several bugs.
FriendlyUrls is a new ASP.NET feature that allows developers to easily use pretty urls in their web forms applications. It also makes it easier to manage both Mobile and Desktop views in the same project, similar to MVC. Scott Hanselman explains more.
According to Microsoft, Entity Framework 6.0 will provide support for async and can be implemented either using SaveChangesAsync() or ExecuteSqlCommandAsync() methods. Entity Framework 6.0 will also enable developers to perform async operations on IQueryable (IQueryable
Despite the version tag, NuGet 2.0 is actually a fairly minor release. Aside from improved tab completion in the package manager console, most of the changes revolve around packaging conventions.