The week in .NET – 3/29/2016

Bertrand Le Roy

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – 3/22/2016.

Build conference

The Build conference is this week! Stay tuned to this blog for announcements. You can find the list of sessions on Channel 9, which is also where you’ll be able to watch the videos.


Last week on On .NET, we had Richard Kiene from Joyent to talk about running .NET Core on the Joyent cloud. This week, we’ll speak with John Kemnetz about the C# extension for VS Code. For the first time on the show, we’ll have some demos this week.

Project of the week: Foundatio

Foundatio is an open-source set of building blocks for loosely-coupled, distributed apps. It defines a set of interfaces for caching, queues, distributed locks, messaging, jobs, file storage, metrics, and logging. Each interface has in-memory, Redis, and Azure implementations.

Here’s for example how you can enqueue and dequeue a simple work item:

Control of the week: Telerik’s ListView for UWP

Telerik’s ListView control for UWP is a great and versatile component that can display responsive lists of items, featuring virtualization, animations, grouping, sorting, and filtering.

Telerik's ListView for UWP

User group meeting of the week: .NET Core at TRINUG.NET

TRINUG.NET has a meeting in Raleigh, NC, on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00PM where you’ll see how to setup a Linux host, install .NET Core on it, then play with Entity Framework, connect to a MySql server, and run a Web application utilizing all that.




Check out F# Weekly for more great content from the F# community.

And this is it for this week!

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This week’s post (and future posts) also contains news I first read on ASP.NET’s community spotlight, on F# weekly, on ASP.NET Weekly, and on Chris Alcock’s The Morning Brew.


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