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.NET Core Completes Move to RyuJIT

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 22, 2018

The .NET Core CLR team has announced that their next-generation just-in-time compiler RyuJIT is now completely powering the .NET Core platform. This change makes four architectures available (x86, x64, ARM32, and ARM64) to .NET Core developers. Furthermore, all will benefit from a fast modern compiler design.

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FAKE 5 Build Task Tool Brings .NET Core Support

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 18, 2018

Fake 5 was recently recently released after several several months of previews. This new version of the build tool for .NET applications brings a rewrite of the core, as well as many internal improvements and features. InfoQ reached out to Matthias Dittrich, maintainer of Fake, to learn more about all the changes and features.

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ML.NET 0.2 Adds Clustering, New Examples

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 16, 2018

Microsoft's ML.NET is a multi-platform machine learning framework that runs on .NET Core. First debuted in May during Build, its second release adds several new features and a separate GitHub repo demonstrating how to put the framework to use.

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Entity Framework Core 2.1 Release Adds Improved SQL Query Generation

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 04, 2018

Entity Framework Core 2.1 has been released, bringing with it many features existing EF developers have long waited for. EF Core 2.1 adds support for SQL GROUP BY, support for Lazy Loading, and data seeding, among others.

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.NET Core 2.1 Delivers Improved Performance and Deployment Options

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  May 31, 2018

.NET Core 2.1 has been released by Microsoft, expanding the number of platforms it supports, improving performance (both at compilation and runtime), and provides new app deployment options for developers.

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Build 2018: .NET Overview & Roadmap

by Michael Stiefel Follow 5 Followers on  May 17, 2018

At Microsoft Build 2018, Scott Hunter, director program management, .NET and Scott Hanselman, director community, .NET gave a session on the future of .NET. The thrust of the presentation was that .NET can be the platform for building any kind of application: desktop, web, cloud, mobile, gaming, IoT or AI. Your existing language skills are not wasted and can be used in new areas.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.7 Brings Full C++17 Compliance

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  May 11, 2018

Microsoft has released a seventh update to Visual Studio 2017. Notable additions in this release include full C++17 compliance, an improved installer, and general quality of life changes that should benefit most developers.

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Microsoft 365 and the Future of App Development: Microsoft Build 2018 Second Day Keynote

by Michael Stiefel Follow 5 Followers on  May 08, 2018

The second day keynote focused on how Microsoft 365 is the future of app development. Although the talk was focused on the merging of Enterprise Mobility Services, Microsoft Office, and Windows 10 in Microsoft 365, the underlying Microsoft Graph platform will have much wider use as ubiquitous computing, the union of data and AI, and multi-sense and multi-device experiences become more prevalent.

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.NET Core 3 Will Add Windows Desktop App Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  May 08, 2018

During Microsoft's Build developer conference, the company announced that .NET Core 3 will include support for Windows Desktop apps. This means developers can use .NET Core to write Windows platform apps that use WinForms, WPF, or UWP.

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.NET Core 2.1 Preview 2 Boasts Improved Networking

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 27, 2018

Microsoft continues to work on advancing .NET Core 2.1, and the latest preview exhibits significant speed improvements, rewritten networking code based on pure .NET sockets, and general improvements to the tooling.

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Visual Studio 2017 Debuts 15.7 Preview

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 05, 2018

Microsoft continues to iterate on the development of VS2017 and has recently released its preview of 15.7. This preview debuts support for TypeScript 2.8, NuGet package signatures, and adds Step-back debugging to .NET Core projects.

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Exploring Global Tools in .NET Core

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 16, 2018

One of the new features to debut in .NET Core 2.1 Preview was Global Tools. Global Tools is a way to write .NET Core console apps that can be packaged and delivered as NuGet packages. If .NET Core runs on the target platform, then a properly packaged Global Tool will work there.

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EF Core: Unifying SQL and NoSQL Databases

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Mar 02, 2018

One of the original goals of EF Core was to develop a model wherein both SQL and NoSQL style databases could be used with little or no change to the code. Microsoft is taking the first steps towards that goal with an experimental EF provider for Azure Cosmos DB.

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Fixing .NET’s HttpClient

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Mar 01, 2018 1

As we reported back in 2016, .NET’s HttpClient has some serious issues. With the introduction of HttpClientFactory in .NET Core 2.1, some of those issues have been mitigated.

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EF Core 2.1 Roadmap: Views, Group By, and Lazy Loading

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Feb 28, 2018

Entity Framework Core continues to make progress towards catching up with the original Entity Framework. On the roadmap for EF Core 2.1 are features such as views, group by, and lazy loading.

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