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Announcing Entity Framework Core 5.0 Preview 3

Today we are excited to announce the third preview release of EF Core 5.0. The third previews of .NET 5 and ASP.NET Core 5.0 are also available now. Prerequisites The previews of EF Core 5.0 require .NET Standard 2.1. This means: How to get EF Core 5.0 previews EF Core is distributed exclusively as a set of ...

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 ...

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