Category: .NET

VIDEO: Building Modern Tools with System.CommandLine

Learn How the System.CommandLine Library Can Improve the Tools You Build Most .NET developers start their career off by writing the time-honored program “Hello World.” This simple console application paints a picture of simplicity when building out console applications. However, building out a robust command-line application that delights your users takes significantly more work. Features […]

.NET 5 VIDEO: A New Era in .NET

Developers, Start Your Migrations! .NET 5 Paves the Way for a Great Development Experience! For the past several years, Microsoft has invested heavily in .NET Core, their open-source, cross-platform development solution. As a result, those working with the original .NET Framework have been receiving fewer updates. While .NET Core and .NET Framework are language compatible, […]

Video: Developing with DevContainers

Quickly Create a Development Environment with DevContainers The goal behind DevContainers is not to solve the “works on my machine” problem. Rather, it allows developers to create a consistent development environment for projects. It’s important to note that these environments can be reused or shared with other team members. Check out the full video from […]

C# 9 VIDEO: Improvements and Features

C# 9 released in November of 2020 and is packed with features to improve your development experience. The new record types of C# 9 greatly simplify creating simple classes and bring first-class support for immutable types. The release also improves the language through additions to the pattern matching syntax, allowing for more flexible matching expressions. […]

LEGACY: Manipulate Threads with System.Threading

Using an older .NET framework? Check out these system.threading tips to directly manipulate threads without the task abstraction. While writing the 7th edition of Essential C# 8.0, I realized that it was time to pull out the content on system.threading- focusing instead on Parallel Extensions (System.Threading.Tasks). Parallel Extensions is generally preferred because it allows you […]

Migrating an Existing Application to ASP.NET Core 3.1 (VIDEO)

Discover how to get from an ASP.NET Core 2.1 project to the newest version of ASP.NET Core 3 in this video from the November 2019 Spokane .NET Users Group meetup. In this talk, I uncover the basic changes required to convert an existing application from ASP.NET Core 2.1 to ASP.NET Core 3.1. After the initial […]

Xamarin.Forms 4 and Its Time-saving New Features (Video)

What’s new and available for mobile applications like Xamarin.Forms 4? Oh, so much! Shell, Hot Reload, Hot Restart and Visual are just four of the new features in Xamarin.Forms 4 that will simplify and drastically reduce development time. Check out my full talk on Xamarin at IntelliTect’s 2019 event. Xamarin is Microsoft’s arm for mobile […]