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C# Futures: Read-Only Local Variables

by Jonathan Allen Follow 334 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017 1

Not too long ago the proposal for read-only local variables was revived. This is a much more modest feature than the read-only references proposal, but the two are complementary.

.NET Follow 175 Followers

C# Futures: Read-Only Local Variables

by Jonathan Allen Follow 334 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017 1

Not too long ago the proposal for read-only local variables was revived. This is a much more modest feature than the read-only references proposal, but the two are complementary.

.NET Follow 175 Followers

C# Futures: Read-Only References and Structs

by Jonathan Allen Follow 334 Followers on  Apr 19, 2017 2

In C++ we have a feature known as “const”. This can be applied to parameters so that the caller knows that function will not modify the parameter and/or the object the parameter references. Under this proposal, C# would get something similar.

.NET Follow 175 Followers

C# Futures: Read-Only References and Structs

by Jonathan Allen Follow 334 Followers on  Apr 19, 2017 2

In C++ we have a feature known as “const”. This can be applied to parameters so that the caller knows that function will not modify the parameter and/or the object the parameter references. Under this proposal, C# would get something similar.

.NET Follow 175 Followers

C# Futures: Nullable Reference Types

by Jonathan Allen Follow 334 Followers on  Apr 17, 2017 2

No, the headline isn’t a typo. One of the new proposals for C# is to assume that all reference variables are non-nullable by default. Under the new syntax, you would need to explicitly indicate when a reference variable is nullable, just as you do for value types.

.NET Follow 175 Followers

C# Futures: Nullable Reference Types

by Jonathan Allen Follow 334 Followers on  Apr 17, 2017 2

No, the headline isn’t a typo. One of the new proposals for C# is to assume that all reference variables are non-nullable by default. Under the new syntax, you would need to explicitly indicate when a reference variable is nullable, just as you do for value types.

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.NET Futures: Type Classes and Extensions

by Jonathan Allen Follow 334 Followers on  Apr 12, 2017 1

Another feature being considered for future versions of .NET are type classes. Referred to as “shapes” in the Shapes and Extensions proposal, they would greatly increase the capabilities of .NET generics.

.NET Follow 175 Followers

.NET Futures: Type Classes and Extensions

by Jonathan Allen Follow 334 Followers on  Apr 12, 2017 1

Another feature being considered for future versions of .NET are type classes. Referred to as “shapes” in the Shapes and Extensions proposal, they would greatly increase the capabilities of .NET generics.

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.NET Futures: Multiple Inheritance

by Jonathan Allen Follow 334 Followers on  Apr 10, 2017 2

A controversial new proposal for .NET suggests the introduction of a limited form of multiple inheritance via abstract interfaces. This feature was inspired by Java’s default methods.

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.NET Futures: Multiple Inheritance

by Jonathan Allen Follow 334 Followers on  Apr 10, 2017 2

A controversial new proposal for .NET suggests the introduction of a limited form of multiple inheritance via abstract interfaces. This feature was inspired by Java’s default methods.

.NET Follow 175 Followers

.NET Core Tools 1.0 Released with Full C# Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 13, 2017

The .NET Core Tools has produced its first 1.0 release. Focused on C#, the tools provide .NET Core developers easy-to-build applications for .NET Core and ASP.NET Core. While their release coincides with the launch of Visual Studio 2017, this is a multiplatform toolset supporting Windows, Linux, and Mac OS systems.

.NET Follow 175 Followers

.NET Core Tools 1.0 Released with Full C# Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 13, 2017

The .NET Core Tools has produced its first 1.0 release. Focused on C#, the tools provide .NET Core developers easy-to-build applications for .NET Core and ASP.NET Core. While their release coincides with the launch of Visual Studio 2017, this is a multiplatform toolset supporting Windows, Linux, and Mac OS systems.

.NET Follow 175 Followers

Microsoft's Plans for the Future of .NET

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 03, 2017 5

Microsoft develops C#, Visual Basic, and F# in public but doesn't always share its plans for these popular languages. Mads Torgersen has provided some new guidance on where Microsoft plans to take these languages in the future.

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Microsoft's Plans for the Future of .NET

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 03, 2017 5

Microsoft develops C#, Visual Basic, and F# in public but doesn't always share its plans for these popular languages. Mads Torgersen has provided some new guidance on where Microsoft plans to take these languages in the future.

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Testimonial on Using F# by Microsoft's Project Springfield Team

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 02, 2017

Project Springfield is a fuzz testing service for finding security critical bugs in software. William Blum, principal software engineering manager on the Springfield team at Microsoft Research, explains how adopting F# helped the team build the cloud service.

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