Wednesday July 27th
This is the next in a series of blog posts that will cover the topics discussed in the ASP.NET Community Standup. The community standup is a short video-based discussion with some of the leaders of the ASP.NET development teams covering the accomplishments of the team on the new ASP.NET Core framework over the previous week.
To read last week's post, see The week in .NET - 7/19/2016. Last week, we had Rowan Miller on the show to talk about Entity Framework. This week's show has been canceled and is anticipated to return next week. OpenPop.NET is an open source implementation of a POP3 client and a robust MIME parser written in C#.
We've travelled many new roads in the process of releasing .NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0. Developing the projects in the open and delivering to Mac and Linux have been exciting experiences and the feedback we continue to receive shows that the excitement is shared by many.
EF Core 1.0.0 was released June 27 along with ASP.NET Core. Even before that date, more goodies were added and fixes were made that were not able to get into that package. For example, we've got DbSet.Find back now in the nightly builds and a fix for a big performance problem [that affected a narrow set of...
Some time ago I wrote about Moving Beyond Enums and published an article on ASPAlliance by the same title. Unfortunately the latter article was largely screenshot-based, and those images seem to have disappeared, so I thought I'd revisit the topic here. Enums are simple value-type flags that provide very minimal protection from invalid values and no behavior.
A few months ago, Jeremy mentioned that SSH support for Git repos was in private preview. I'm happy to announce that it is now available to everyone in both TFS and Team Services. You can now connect to any Team Services repo using an SSH key, which is particularly helpful if you develop on Linux or Mac.
Tuesday July 26th
They are still working on the "dotnet new" templates, but you can also get cool templates from "yo aspnet" usingn Yeoman. The generator-aspnet package for Yeoman includes an empty web app, a console app, a few web app flavors, test projects, and a very simple Web API application that returns JSON and generally tries to be RESTful.
A customer had a question, forwarded to the operating system group via the customer liaison. "My customer is developing an IDE and they want to implement the IntelliSense feature. We have been unable to find any documents explaining how to do this. Is there an API for this, or can you recommend a third-party SDK?"