The week in .NET – 4/5/2016
To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – 3/29/2016.
Last week was a thrilling one for the .NET community, with lots of exciting announcements made at the Build conference. We decided to move the show to avoid being in direct competition with Build’s live stream. On Monday, we recorded a show with John Kemnetz on the new experimental support for C# debugging in VS Code. We tried something a little different this time: instead of our usual one hour discussion, we did a short 20 minute live screencast. Let us know what you think in the comments. This week, Beth Massi and Maria Naggaga are taking over the show.
Package of the week: Autofac
With dependency injection baked right into ASP.NET Core, it’s more important than ever to master this technique that can reduce coupling in your applications. ASP.NET provides a minimal container, but is also open for optional replacement containers. Autofac is a popular IoC container that is now compatible with .NET Core.
The following code shows how you’d register an implementation of an
IOutput interface from the initialization phase of your application, so that it can later be resolved from other components.
You can then inject an
IOutput into your controllers and services:
This is a simple use case for Autofac, but check-out the documentation for more elaborate examples. We also have quite a few dependency injection articles this week; check-out the ASP.NET section.
Interestingly, Autofac is the IoC container used in the Orchard CMS.
Wellington, New Zealand Code Camp
On Saturday April 9th 2016 come and join with some of New Zealand’s top technical speakers for a free one day conference.
- Xamarin for Everyone by Nat Friedman.
- Announcing the .NET Framework 4.6.2 Preview by Stacey Haffner.
- .NET at Build 2016 – Open, Cross-platform and FREE by Rich Lander.
- What’s New for C# and VB in Visual Studio by Kasey Uhlenhuth.
- Mobile App Development made easy with Visual Studio and Xamarin by John Montgomery.
- Mono Relicensed MIT by Miguel de Icaza.
- .NET Overview (Build session Video) by Scott Hanselman and Scott Hunter.
- A Vision For Visual Studio 2015: Take on Dependencies; stay Productive by Michael C. Fanning and Joe Morris.
- Faster, Leaner, Focused on Your Development Needs: The New Visual Studio Installer by Tim Sneath.
- IConfiguration in .NetCore by Ryan Southgate.
- Refactoring Essentials 4.0 Comes With Roslyn Code Converter by Christoph Wille.
- Visualization and comparison of sorting algorithms in C# by Mark Monnin.
- Reduce Coupling: free your code and your tests by Jon Hilton.
- Dependency Injection in ASP.NET Core by Jeffrey T. Fritz.
- Setting Up Dependency Injection in Web API with StructureMap by Matthew Jones.
- The Subtle Perils of Controller Dependency Injection in ASP.NET Core MVC by Filip W.
- Docker and ASP.NET Core (video) by Shawn Wildermuth.
- ASP.NET Core Password Options and Custom Validators by Eric L. Anderson.
- Building Advanced Tag Helpers (video) by the ASP.NET Monsters.
- Try F# on .NET Core!
- Beyond Lists, by Phil Trelford.
- Functional Architecture, by Mark Seemann.
- Microservices Chaos Testing at Jet, by Rachel Reese.
Check out F# Weekly for more great content from the F# community.
- Unity Joins the .NET Foundation – by Jonathan Chambers.
- Visual Studio Tools for Unity (Video) – Jb Evain and Robert Green.
And this is it for this week!
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