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  • 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.

  • Uno Platform 3.1 Released

    Earlier this month, Uno released version 3.1 of their multi-platform UI framework for .NET developers. The highlight of the new release is the extended support for Linux, built using a Skia-based backend. Other relevant features include new controls (such as WinUI TreeView and TabView), WinUI Color Picker support for mobile applications, and Prism 8.0 templates.

  • Microsoft Releases Entity Framework Core 5.0 RC 1

    Last week, Microsoft released Entity Framework Core 5.0 RC1, the first "go live" release of the framework before its official debut in November, together with .NET 5. This release candidate contains all features planned for EF Core 5.0, including: transparent many-to-many mapping, general query enhancements, and overall improvements in performance, migrations, and deployment experience.

  • Microsoft Releases .NET 5.0 RC 1

    Earlier this week, Microsoft released .NET 5.0 RC1, the first "go live" release of .NET 5 before its official debut in November. .NET 5 is a unified platform for the .NET ecosystem, wrapping together all of its components into one cross-platform package. The new release includes many improvements from .NET Core 3, including new language versions (C# 9 and F# 5) and support for Windows ARM64.

  • Microsoft .NET Conf: Focus on Microservices

    Yesterday, the third edition of the .NET Conf: Focus series took place, this time featuring microservices development with .NET. The event targeted developers of all stripes, with live coding demonstrations and comprehensive coverage on related concepts and tools. The focus conferences are free, one-day livestream events featuring speakers from the community and .NET product teams.

  • MSMQ and .NET Core

    Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) is currently not available for .NET Core. While other message queuing systems are generally preferred, many enterprise applications were based on MSMQ and this creates a problem for teams looking to migrate from .NET Framework to .NET Core or the upcoming .NET 5. But a recent pull request for Reference Source may change the situation.

  • Microsoft Releases gRPC-Web for .NET

    Last week, Microsoft released a production-ready implementation of the gRPC-Web protocol for .NET. Initially supported as an experimental feature, the component is now part of the grpc-dotnet project. The new component makes gRPC usable in the browser, allowing web applications to communicate directly with gRPC services without using an HTTP server as a proxy.

  • MAUI: a Multi-Platform App UI for .NET

    Last month, during the 2020 edition of Build, Microsoft announced the roadmap for .NET MAUI, a multi-platform framework for building native device applications. The new framework comes as an evolution of Xamarin.Forms, providing native features for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.

  • Microsoft Build 2020: Highlights

    Last week Microsoft held the 10th edition of Build, its annual conference aimed at developers using Microsoft technologies. The online event included multiple important announcements and releases, such as the general availability of Blazor WebAssembly, updates on the upcoming .NET 5, Azure Static Web Apps, and new projects related to IoT and Artificial Intelligence.

  • Microsoft Releases Blazor WebAssembly 3.2.0 RC

    Earlier this week, Microsoft released Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 RC. This is the last planned preview release of Blazor WebAssembly, and it contains all features expected for its official general availability. The production-ready release is scheduled for sometime in May.

  • Stack Overflow Migrate Architecture from .NET Framework to .NET Core

    Stack Overflow has recently completed migrating their system architecture from .NET Framework to .NET Core. This is the platform that powers not only Stack Overflow but also 170+ question and answer communities as well as private Q&A sites for companies.

  • Microsoft .NET Conf: Focus on Xamarin

    Last week, the second edition of the .NET Conf: Focus series took place, focusing on Xamarin. Xamarin extends the .NET platform with tools and libraries specifically for building mobile apps. The focus conferences are free, one-day livestream events featuring speakers from the community and .NET product teams. The first event of the series was earlier this year in January, focused on Blazor.

  • .NET Interactive: Jupyter Notebooks with .NET Core - Preview 2

    .NET Interactive is the new name for Try .Net. This suite of APIs and command-line tools allows you to create interactive notebooks and documents combining rich text, code and data. One of the main use cases for .NET Interactive is embedding code into a Jupyter Notebook.

  • Large Collection Performance in Entity Framework and EF Core

    Entity Framework Core offers significant performance improvements over Entity Framework 6. As this article shows, none are so readily apparent as when dealing with large collections.