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The week in .NET – 5/31/2016

To read last week's post, see The week in .NET – 5/24/2016. DotNetConf 7-9 June Are you ready to rediscover .NET? Well, dotnetConf is back! Immerse yourself in the world of .NET and join our live stream for 3 days of free online content June 7 - 9 featuring speakers from the .NET Community and Microsoft product teams. Watch and ask ...
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Large Object Heap Uncovered (an old MSDN article)

I wrote this article in 2008 and the MSDN website no longer has it so I am making it available here. Please note that it has been quite a while and some things related to LOH have changed quite a bit. See the GC ETW blog entries I wrote for the current tooling options. Also note that obviously some of the links mentioned in this article may ...

Tuple Tuesday!

One of the central features we're trying to add to both VB and C# in the near future is tuples. If you've never heard of a tuple it's a primitive data structure for combining values together that many other programming languages have supported for years, including .NET's F#, but has been suspiciously absent from Visual Basic. A tuple is ...
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Making it easier to port to .NET Core

In my last post, I talked about porting to .NET Core and requested feedback from our community on what their experience was and what we could improve. This sparked many great conversations with our users. Based on these conversations as well as our experience working with first- and third-party partners, we've decided to drastically simplify...
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Announcing WCF Connected Service for .NET Core RC2 and ASP.NET Core RC2

With the availability of .Net Core RC2 and ASP.NET Core RC2 we are pleased to announce an update to the WCF Connected Service Preview for ASP.NET 5 Visual Studio extension tool for generating SOAP service references for clients built on top of WCF for .NET Core RC2. This update brings some improvements to the user experience when navigating ...

The week in .NET – 5/24/2016

To read last week's post, see The week in .NET – 5/16/2016. On.NET Last week on the show, we had Miguel de Icaza: This week, we'll speak with Maoni Stephens, who works on .NET's GC. Package of the week: Math.NET Symbolics Math.NET is an impressive project. We've covered Math.NET's numeric package before. Today, we're looking at its ...
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Job support in the GC

I've noticed that more and more of our customers started to use job objects to restrict some form of resources for their processes such as CPU and memory. So I wanted to talk about the kind of support the GC offers to help with your managed processes running in a job object. The first thing to notice is that a managed process actually just ...
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Changes to Project.json

This post was written by Scott Hunter. Last week we announced the schedule for RC2 / RTM of .NET Core and ASP.NET. Now that we have shipped RC2 I want to give more details on the .NET Core tooling moving from .xproj / project.json to .csproj / MSBuild. MSBuild When the ASP.NET team started building ASP.NET 5 (now ASP.NET Core) one of the key ...
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On.NET show

So apparently CLR has this show on YouTube called On.NET which I was not aware of till yesterday. In any case, I have been invited on the show for the next episode which is 10am-11am next Thursday (05/26). This is streaming on YouTube so you can ask questions during the air time. So if you do have questions for me, you could ask them during ...
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Happy 25th Birthday, VB!

That’s right! Today marks the 25th (“Silver Anniversary”) since VB first debuted to the world. It seems like just yesterday I’d only been at Microsoft a little over a year when VB turned 20. Looking back at the progress of 5 years—a complete revamp of the IDE and debugger, a trove of new language features, and millions of lines of ...
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