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C# 8 Small Features

by Jonathan Allen Follow 595 Followers on  Sep 19, 2018 6

While most of the attention is on big ticket items such as default interface methods and nullable references, many small features are also be considered for C# 8. Here is a sampling of things that may make it into future version of C#.

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Studio 3T: SQL Exploration for MongoDB

by Jonathan Allen Follow 595 Followers on  Jun 12, 2018 5

Studio 3T offers an SQL-based user interface for MongoDB. This includes in-place data editing, query performance information, and a SQL to code converter for JavaScript (node.JS), Java, Python, and C#.

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Build 2018: The Future of C#

by Jonathan Allen Follow 595 Followers on  May 21, 2018 14

Number one on the list of future C# features is Nullable Reference Types. But also on the table are enhancements to pattern matching, array slicing, asynchronous iterators, default interface methods, and possibly even records.

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New Features in C# 7.3

by Jonathan Allen Follow 595 Followers on  May 18, 2018

Though a comparatively minor release, C# 7.3 addresses some long outstanding complaints from C# 1 and 2 such as overload resolution and generic constraints that work with enums and delegates.

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Using C# to Target GPUs

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

The new Hybridizer technology provides C# developers with a way to target the CUDA platform and take advantage of GPUs for increased performance. Thanks to Hybridizer, developers are not forced to use C or C++ to write high-performance GPU code.

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5th Update to Visual Studio 2017 Expands Debugging Tools

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017

The fifth update to Visual Studio 2017 has reached general availability and brings another batch of improvements to Microsoft's popular developer tool. Version 15.5 focuses on improvements to the debugger tools, faster C#/VB solution loading times, and expanded C++17 support.

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Realm Extends its .NET Stack Support with Realm .NET

by Sergio De Simone Follow 17 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017

After introducing support for .NET Core last summer to build mobile applications using C#, Realm announced Realm .NET, a set of new components that allow developers a better integration with their .NET stack.

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Microsoft Previews Nullable Reference Types in C# 8

by Abel Avram Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017 2

Microsoft has made available Nullable Reference Types as preview for developers who want to try the new feature and provide feedback.

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Catching up with C# 7.1 and C# 7.2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 595 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

Back in August, C# 7.1 was quietly released along with Visual Studio 15.3, but it’s not quite ready. In this report we’ll look at a subtle compiler bug and what’s next in store for the soon to be released C# 7.2.

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C# 7.2 and 8.0 Roadmap

by Jonathan Allen Follow 595 Followers on  Jun 07, 2017

Features are already being lined up for C# 7.2 and 8.0 including nullable reference types and limited multiple inheritance.

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An Early Look at C# 7.1: Part 2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 595 Followers on  Jun 06, 2017

Yesterday we looked at Async Main and Default Expressions. Our tour of C# 7.1 continues with the proposals titled Infer Tuple Names and Pattern-matching with Generics.

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.NET Core 2.0 Preview Released, Includes Visual Basic Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  May 11, 2017 4

Microsoft has announced the release of .NET Core 2 Preview 1. This brings .NET Core into compliance with .NET Standard 2 and adds Visual Basic support to .NET Core for the first time.

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.NET Futures: Asynchronous Streams

by Jonathan Allen Follow 595 Followers on  May 01, 2017

Since async/await was announced for VB/C#, developers have been asking about an asynchronous version of IEnumerable. But until C# 7 and ValueTask, that was potentially challenging from a performance standpoint.

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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day Two Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 15 Followers on  Apr 30, 2017

Day Two of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held in Philadelphia. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Kyle Daigle (engineering manager at GitHub), Holden Karau (principal software engineer at IBM), and Karen Kinnear (JVM technical lead at Oracle).

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C# Futures: Relaxed Overrides

by Jonathan Allen Follow 595 Followers on  Apr 26, 2017

A commonly requested feature in .NET is the ability to use covariant return types. An example of this would be overriding “virtual object Clone()” with “override Widget Clone()”. From a type safety perspective, this is perfectly acceptable, but C# doesn’t currently allow it.

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