dotNET Weekly Date: 2016-Dec-20 Week: 51 Year: 2016
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How the MVC Razor engine can be used to parse the razor view when the view is stored as text in a database or somewhere else outside an application.


The popularity of JavaScript has led to a very vibrant ecosystem of technologies, frameworks, and libraries. Along with all the amazing diversity and energy in the ecosystem comes a high degree of confusion for many. What technologies should you care about?


Docker is a very generous platform. It works hard to make applications think they are running on a normal server, and it doesn't make any demands on how the app should work. Pretty much anything that can be installed unattended and runs without a UI can be Dockerized.


Every week I analyze a handful of websites for rendering performance. The main culprit blocking rendering is JavaScript execution.


Microsoft is making sure its developers are supplied with the latest set of tools. The company announced it is bringing location-based services to Azure with TomTom, making it easier to send and receive WebHooks with ASP.NET, and improving Visual Studio Code.


In this post, we will dig into the new routing features in Core. If you have a background in ASP.NET MVC and Web API, routing shouldn't be a new concept for you.


Videos we favorited
Free Intermediate ASP.NET Core 1.0 Training on Microsoft Virtual Academy
Free Intermediate ASP.NET Core 1.0 Training on Microsoft Virtual Academy
Again, start with Introduction to ASP.NET Core 1.0, and explore this new technology even further in Intermediate ASP.NET Core 1.0.


Libraries and Tools to the rescue


The UWP App Experiences are beautiful, cross-device, feature-rich and functional app samples built to demonstrate realistic app scenarios on the UWP platform across PC, Tablet, Xbox and more.



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This is a portable .NET class library which provides a set of tools that make it easy to access the Bing Maps REST services in .NET based apps.