Richard Lander

Program Manager, .NET Team

Richard Lander is a Program Manager on the .NET team. He works on making .NET work great in memory-limited Docker containers, on Arm hardware like the Raspberry Pi, and enabling GPIO programming and IoT scenarios. He is part of the design team that defines new .NET runtime capabilities and features. Favourite fantasy: Dune and Doctor Who. He grew up in Canada and New Zealand.

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Announcing .NET 6 Preview 5

.NET 6 Preview 5 is now available.

Conversation about networking

Another great conversation with .NET engineers, this time about networking in .NET. They share their perspective on network protocols, the differences and benefits between HTTP 1 through 3, the architecture of the .NET networking stack, and how YARP has been a great stress test for the architecture and performance.

Conversation about diagnostics

Conversation with .NET engineers about diagnostics, profiling and observability. They share their perspective on performance, observability in production, the architecture of new features, and recent enhancements that they expect will get the most attention.

Conversation about containers

Conversation with .NET engineers who make .NET work great with containers. They share their perspective on OOMKill, performance, secure publishing, orchestrators, and why containers have become so popular.

Conversation about the .NET type system

Conversation with .NET engineers about the .NET type system. They share their perspective on value types vs structs, the murky boundary between C# and the CLR, upcoming type system enhancements, and also compare .NET and Java type systems.

Conversation about .NET interop

Conversation with .NET engineers about native, language, and operating system interop. They share their perspectives on modern programming languages, low-level concepts like calling conventions and marshaling, performance, comparing .NET and Java Interop, and a new project that adds support for Interop with Objective-C.

Announcing .NET 6 Preview 4

.NET 6 Preview 4 is now available.

Show dotnet: Investigating Alpine Linux CVEs in .NET container images

The results of a Alpine Linux CVE investigation and new guidance on using .NET images.

Conversation about ready to run

Conversation with .NET engineers about the ready to run executable format. They share their perspective on the origins of ready to run, the strengths and weaknesses of the format, and comparing it to both IL and Native AOT.

Conversation about PGO

Conversation with .NET engineers about profile guided optimization (PGO). They share their perspectives on how PGO works, how it improves even sophisticated compilers, other platforms that have good PGO systems, and what .NET is doing to provide better performance with PGO.

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