dotNET Weekly Date: 2017-Aug-15 Week: 33 Year: 2017
View in browser

Articles we enjoyed

Microsoft.AspNetCore 2.0.0 officially released!


6 years ago Erik Meijer and I were talking about how JavaScript is/was an assembly language. It turned into an interesting discussion/argument (some people really didn't buy it) but it still kept happening. Currently WebAssembly world is marching forward and is supported in Chrome, Firefox, and in Development in Edge, Opera, and Safari.


Akka.NET is a C# and F# implementation of the popular distributed actor model framework originally developed on the Java Virtual Machine by Lightbend.


The term performance generally refers to the execution speed of a program. You can sometimes increase execution speed by following certain basic rules in your source code.


Today, we are happy to announce an early access build of .NET Framework 4.7.1.


We are proud to announce the availability of the Azure App Service plugin for Jenkins, which provides Jenkins native capability to continuously deploy to Azure Web Apps.


.NET Standard 2.0 is final. You can now start producing .NET Standard 2.0 libraries and NuGet packages.


One of the standard services added when you call AddMvc() or AddMvcCore() in an ASP.NET Core MVC application is the ApiExplorer. In this post I'll show a quick example of its capabilities, and give you a taste of the metadata you can obtain about your application.


- Instantly test any C#/F#/VB snippet or program - Query databases in LINQ (or SQL) — SQL/CE/Azure, Oracle, SQLite & MySQL - Enjoy rich output formatting, optional autocompletion and integrated debugging - Script and automate in your favorite .NET language - Super lightweight — single 15MB executable! - Standard edition free, with no expiry


JavaScript is a great language. It has a simple syntax, large ecosystem and, what is the most important, great community. At the same time, all we know that JavaScript is a quite funny language with tricky parts. Some of them can quickly turn our everyday job into hell, some of them can make us laugh out loud.


Videos we favorited
.NET Core 2.0 Released!
.NET Core 2.0 Released!
Join Scott Hunter and members of the .NET Team as they introduce you to all the new features in .NET Core 2.0, our cross-platform, open source .NET. .NET Core 2.0 implements .NET Standard 2.0 which delivers on the promise of .NET everywhere and expands the API surface area to over 35,000 members so that sharing libraries across all .NET workloads is much easier.

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 Released
Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 Released
Big day for .NET developers. Visual Studio has been updated to version 15.3 with a focus on improving accessibility, particularly using Visual Studio with the most popular screen readers.  In addition, .NET Core has also been updated to version 2.0, focusing on performance improvements and expanding the set of APIs available via .NET Standard 2.0. You can also watch Scott Hunter's video, demonstrating all the cool features the new release of .NET Core brings:

Updates to the Windows as a Service model
Updates to the Windows as a Service model
With Windows 10, there is a shift to delivering Windows as a Service.


Libraries and Tools to the rescue


Big day for .NET developers. Visual Studio has been updated to version 15.3 with a focus on improving accessibility, particularly using Visual Studio with the most popular screen readers.  In addition, .NET Core has also been updated to version 2.0, focusing on performance improvements and expanding the set of APIs available via .NET Standard 2.0. You can also watch Scott Hunter's video, demonstrating all the cool features the new release of .NET Core brings:



Whack Whack Terminal is an experimental free plugin for Visual Studio 2017 that aims to bring a full terminal inside of Visual Studio.



Warden.NET is an easy to use process management library for keeping track of processes on Windows.