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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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Windows.Forms Comes to 64-bit Mac OS X

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 28, 2018

Mono has long provided a pure C# implementation of Windows.Forms for MacOS, Linux, and Windows. Unfortunately with Mono's move to 64-bit by default, the MacOS support for Windows.Forms has suffered. Thanks to a community contribution, Miguel de Icaza is now powering ahead with a new, 64-bit Carbon based version of Windows.Forms.

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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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Avalonia Beta 1 Brings Many Improvements over WPF

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Feb 27, 2018

Avalonia describes itself as a “cross platform .NET UI framework inspired by WPF, with XAML, data binding, lookless controls and much more." Having just reached its first public beta, it is already showing some interesting improvements over the venerable WPF version of XAML.

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Update on the “Fluent UI” Or Ribbon Design

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Feb 27, 2018

Two weeks ago we reported on the “fluent UI”, or ribbon design, that Microsoft sued Corel over. Since then we have been able to get an update from Microsoft.

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Json.NET No Longer Has over 120 Dependencies

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Feb 26, 2018

Json.NET, the official JSON parsing and serialization library for .NET, required a whopping 122 packages on .NET Standard 1.3. With the release of Json.NET 11 for .NET Standard 2.0, that has dropped to 0.

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Highlights for the Upcoming .NET Framework 4.7.2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Feb 20, 2018

Though most of the attention is on .NET Core, development continues on the original .NET Framework. Microsoft has recently released a preview of .NET Framework 4.7.2 with updates to ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, WPF, and even Windows Forms.

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Where .NET Core 2.1 is Headed

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

Microsoft's Scott Hunter has presented the company's plan for .NET Core 2.1. The CLI tooling look to receive significant improvements for developer ease of use.

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An Early Look at Avalonia, a Cross-Platform UI Toolkit for .NET

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

An often-cited hole in the .NET Core ecosystem is the lack of any true cross-platform UI toolkit. While there have been attempts at a multi-platform in the past such as Silverlight and Xamarin Forms, no one has yet achieved a full XAML-style cross-platform option. Avalonia is making the attempt with plans to support Windows, Linux (GTK), MacOS, Android and iOS. However, they need your help.

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Basecamp Releases Stimulus 1.0 JavaScript Framework

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

Basecamp's new Stimulus 1.0 targets a modern take on HTML pages augmented with light amounts of JavaScript, rather than the creation of full-featured JavaScript applications. Basecamp calls it “a modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have.”

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Visual Studio 15.6 Preview 4 Sharpens F# Functionality

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 13, 2018

Microsoft continues to make evolutionary changes in Visual Studio 15.6. The 4th preview of the IDE has been released, and with it comes a primary focus on improving F# support.

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Blazor Now an Official Microsoft .NET and WebAssembly Project

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 12, 2018

Microsoft has taken another step towards .NET running in the browser by adopting Blazor from its creator Steve Sanderson. By doing so, Microsoft adds another piece to their WebAssembly/.NET stack, giving .NET developers a higher order abstraction to build browser-based apps with.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Event Grid

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 02, 2018

Microsoft introduced Event Grid last year in August, and now it is generally available (GA). The Azure Event Grid is a service which enables developers to manage events in a unified way in Azure.

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TypeScript 2.7 Now Available

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

TypeScript 2.7 has been released with several major features and bug fixes. Some of the highlights include support for assignment checks on class properties, fixed length tuples, and improved type inference for object literals. Overall the changes in this release make improvements to the type system, ES2015+ features, and the overall TypeScript developer experience.

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Using Mono to Compile C# to WebAssembly

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jan 30, 2018

The Mono Project is working on changes to the Mono compiler that will let C# developers target WebAssembly. A look at an early version of the software shows how easily developers can make use of this new platform.

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