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  • .NET News Roundup - Week of April 26th, 2021

    This past week was marked by Microsoft joining the Bytecode Alliance. InfoQ examined this and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of April 26th, 2021.

  • Azure Functions Support for node.JS 14 and .Net 5 Is Now Generally Available

    Microsoft recently announced its Function as a Service (FaaS) offering Azure Functions now supports Node.js 14 and .NET 5. Developers can develop and deploy function applications leveraging the latest long-term supported (LTS) version of Node.js and the latest version of .NET.

  • .NET News Roundup - Week of March 15th, 2021

    It's been a busy week for the .NET community, with the release of the new Azure SDK, multiple Akka.NET plugins, and the streaming of Include 2021, a digital event host by Microsoft focused on diversity and inclusion. InfoQ examined these and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of March 15th, 2021.

  • Visual Basic 16.9 in .NET 5

    Since the The .NET Language Strategy was published in 2017, the general belief in the .NET community was that Visual Basic was effectively a dead language. But Microsoft has been quietly working on extending the life of the language.

  • New Features for Windows Forms 5.0

    For the first time since .NET 2.0, Windows Forms, a.k.a. WinForms, has received new features that are not High DPI-related.

  • .NET 5 Breaking Changes for WPF/Windows Forms

    The final topic in our .NET 5 Breaking Changes series is WPF and Windows Forms. These desktop technologies were unavailable before .NET Core 3.0, as earlier versions of .NET Core focused on web-based applications via ASP.NET Core.

  • .NET 5 Breaking Changes for ASP.NET Core

    In part 3 of our .NET 5 Breaking Changes series, we look at ASP.NET Core.

  • .NET 5 Breaking Changes: Historic Technologies

    In part two of our .NET 5 coverage, we take a look back at historic .NET technologies that never made the jump to .NET Core. What’s interesting about these technologies is their APIs were copied across, hinting that Microsoft was considering a .NET Core implementation of them in the future.

  • .NET 5 Runtime Improvements: from Functional to Performant Implementations

    During a no-slides presentation at .NET Conf 2020, software architects from the .NET runtime team presented several .NET 5 runtime improvements and how they achieved them, including ARM64 support, HTTP/3, and single-file applications.

  • .NET 5 Breaking Changes to the Base Class Library

    The upcoming release of .NET 5 introduces many breaking changes. While the vast majority of them involve edge cases or previously incorrect behavior, some may take developers by surprise. In the first of this multi-part series, InfoQ looks at the Base Class Library.

  • Microsoft .NET Conf 2020: .NET 5, C# 9.0, F# 5.0, and More

    At the 2020 edition of .NET Conf, streamed online last week, Microsoft released the much-awaited .NET 5, along with new major .NET language versions (C# 9 and F# 5), ASP.NET 5, and EF Core 5.0. New versions of Visual Studio 2019 were also released, with support for .NET 5 and improved Git tooling. The event also featured sessions covering tools and frameworks such as Blazor and Project Tye.

  • Microsoft Releases .NET 5

    Earlier today, at .NET Conf 2020, Microsoft released .NET 5. The new release focuses on improvements of .NET Core 3.1: smaller single-file applications, support for Windows ARM64, and more capable JsonSerializer APIs are among the key features of .NET 5, along with many considerable performance improvements. New major language versions (C# 9 and F# 5) are also featured as part of this release.