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  • Virtual Panel: What's Next for .NET?

    A lot happened in the last year in the .NET ecosystem. Putting aside the details, the bigger picture is difficult to grasp. There is movement in all aspects: cross-platform, cloud, mobile, web apps and universal apps. Developers wonder where all of this is going to lead and what will be required to get there.

  • Getting Started with ASP.Net Performance Monitoring and Optimization

    “This web page is slow” is a common and regular complaint about web sites, especially since web applications started replacing desktop applications. While the web brings some desirable characteristics such as global delivery, it also brings its share of challenges at the performance level.

  • F# in Numbers: A Look at the Annual F# Survey Results

    In April, for the second time, fsharpWorks organized the F# community survey. Over 600 developers completed the survey in 2016 (which is 15% more than in 2015). The survey provides an insight into the brains of the F# community. In this article, I'll summarize some of the results.

  • Interview and Book Review: BDD In Action

    "BDD In Action" is a book that aims to cover the full spectrum of BDD practices from requirements through to the development of production code backed by executable specifications and automated tests.

  • F# Deep Dives Review and Author Q&A

    F# Deep Dives, edited by Tomas Petricek and Phillip Trelford, is a new book aimed at showing what is the business value that using F# brings in practice. The book presents 11 real industrial scenarios and the way F# allowed field experts to solve them using a functional-first approach. InfoQ has interviewed Tomas Petricek, co-editor of the book.

  • Simplifying F# Type Provider Development

    Type Providers are an essential element for F#’s extensibility model, but creating new ones can be a chore. Dave Fancher shows how to take the tedium out authoring Type Providers using some simple inline factory methods.

  • Visual Basic 14 Language Features

    Visual Basic, just like Visual Studio, will be skipping directly from version 12 to version 14. Though many of these features are also new to C#, there are quite a few enhancements meant specifically to smooth some of VB’s rough edges. Here are some of the more interesting we were able to find.

  • The Book of F# - Review and Interview with Dave Fancher

    The book of F#, authored by Dave Fancher examines the concepts associated with F# with the help of comprehensive explanation and relevant source codes. Towards the end of the book, Fancher provides coverage of advanced topics such as asynchronous and parallel programming.

  • Oleg Shilo on CS-Script and Notepad++

    When you just want to try out some code, Visual Studio can feel like overkill. So some developers turn to lightweight editors such as Notepad++ for their scripting needs. Oleg Shilo talks about his project to add better CS-Script plugin for Notepad++.

  • Run .NET and Node.js code in-process with Edge.js

    Tomasz Janczuk has created Edge.js, which allows users to combine the power of .NET with Node.js. Curious about how to add non-blocking communication to your .NET project? Looking for a way to move computationally intensive code out of your Node thread? Janczuk's article provides a great starting point on how Edge works and the benefits it can bring to your next application.

  • From C# to Objective-C with Somya Jain

    A shift has been occurring in the business world. Many consulting companies that traditionally write line-of-business applications in .NET are now being asked to build applications for iOS. And while .NET and Java will still be viable for years to come, there are a lot of opportunities for teams that are willing to cross-train. Somya Jain explains what that entails for C# developers.

  • F# mobile development with WebSharper

    Functional programming languages can lead to novel ways of thinking about application development. There is just something about using a different paradigm that puts engineering problems into a new context. In such a spirit, Adam Granicz shows how F# and WebSharper can be used to tame mobile development.

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