dotNET Weekly Date: 2017-Aug-22 Week: 34 Year: 2017
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Apologies to those who come to this blog looking for rants about the perils of global state or unit testing. Today, we talk taxes.

There are not much examples available about ASP.NET Core and acquiring access token.

The .NET Standard 2.0 specification is now complete. It is supported in .NET Core 2.0, in the .NET Framework 4.6.1 and later versions, and in Visual Studio 15.3. You can start using .NET Standard 2.0 today.

Today we have several releases to talk about: there’s the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3, the release of .NET Core 2.0, and a release of Visual Studio for Mac version 7.1.

We’re excited to announce that Azure Functions tools for Visual Studio are out of preview! The tools are now included in the Azure workload of Visual Studio 2017 Update 3. Just update your existing VS 2017 installation to Update 3–there’s no need to use the preview channel or manually install the Functions tooling extension.

Akka.NET Adds .NET Standard / .NET Core Support; Releases Akka.Persistence from Beta; and More

.NET Core 2.0 is available today as a final release. You can start developing with it at the command line, in your favorite text editor, in Visual Studio 2017 15.3, Visual Studio Code or Visual Studio for Mac. It is ready for production workloads, on your own hardware or your favorite cloud, like Microsoft Azure.

Serverless compute is the latest advancement in Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities in the cloud.

Understanding the difference between the String type and StringBuilder class is really important particularly when you have a massive number of Strings (thousands or millions) to be assigned within a loop.

I’m a huge fan of ASP.NET Core. It’s a great iteration on the ASP.NET platform and it should be your default choice for any new web development. I’m also a big fan of apps that don’t take a week to load.

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.NET Core History
.NET Core History
Explore the history of .Net Core with Keith Williams (@zogface), and learn how to successfully develop and deploy on it with minimal maneuverings. In this talk you'll get two years of professional .NET Core experience distilled down into one juicy, brain-oxygenating session.