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Async ValueTask Pooling in .NET 5

The async/await feature in C# has revolutionized how developers targeting .NET write asynchronous code. Sprinkle some async and await around, change some return types to be tasks, and badda bing badda boom, you've got an asynchronous implementation. In theory. In practice, obviously I've exaggerated the ease with which a codebase can be made ...

An Introduction to DataFrame

Last month, we announced .NET support for Jupyter notebooks, and showed how to use them to work with .NET for Apache Spark and ML.NET. Today, we're announcing the preview of a DataFrame type for .NET to make data exploration easy. If you've used Python to manipulate data in notebooks, you'll already be familiar with the concept of a DataFrame...

ConfigureAwait FAQ

.NET added async/await to the languages and libraries over seven years ago. In that time, it's caught on like wildfire, not only across the .NET ecosystem, but also being replicated in a myriad of other languages and frameworks. It's also seen a ton of improvements in .NET, in terms of additional language constructs that utilize asynchrony, ...

An Introduction to System.Threading.Channels

"Producer/consumer" problems are everywhere, in all facets of our lives. A line cook at a fast food restaurant, slicing tomatoes that are handed off to another cook to assemble a burger, which is handed off to a register worker to fulfill your order, which you happily gobble down. Postal drivers delivering mail all along their routes, and you ...

Announcing ML.NET 1.4 Preview and Model Builder updates (Machine Learning for .NET)

We are excited to announce ML.NET 1.4 Preview and updates to Model Builder and CLI. ML.NET is an open-source and cross-platform machine learning framework for .NET developers. ML.NET also includes Model Builder (a simple UI tool) and CLI to make it super easy to build custom Machine Learning (ML) models using Automated Machine ...

Create Interactive .NET Documentation with Try .NET

Try .NET is an interactive documentation generator for .NET Core. Using the dotnet try global tool you can now create interactive documentation too. This is an early preview of the dotnet try global tool so, please check our repository and NuGet package for regular updates.

Default implementations in interfaces

Default implementations in interfaces With last week's posts Announcing .NET Core 3.0 Preview 5 and Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 3, the last major feature of C# 8.0 is now available in preview. A big impediment to software evolution has been the fact that you couldn't add new members to a public interface. You would break ...

Announcing .NET Core 3.0 Preview 5

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 3.0 Preview 5. It includes a new Json serializer, support for publishing single file executables, an update to runtime roll-forward, and changes in the BCL. If you missed it, check out the improvements we released in .NET Core 3.0 Preview 4, from last month. Download .NET Core 3.0 Preview 5 right now on ...