The week in .NET – 5/24/2016
To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – 5/16/2016.
Last week on the show, we had Miguel de Icaza:
This week, we’ll speak with Maoni Stephens, who works on .NET’s GC.
Package of the week: Math.NET Symbolics
Math.NET is an impressive project. We’ve covered Math.NET’s numeric package before. Today, we’re looking at its symbolic package, that deals with the manipulation of symbolic mathematical expressions. With it, you can parse, format, and evaluate expressions, but also develop them, simplify them, differentiate them, etc.
Here’s an example that uses symbolic differentiation to build the Taylor expansion of an expression to a given degree:
Xamarin App of the week: MRW
Delivery drivers for Spain’s leading international transport company MRW use its Android app for proof of pick up, receiving orders, and scheduling. The app’s features include offline work, local storage, multi-threading, barcodes, geolocation, and payment. This complexity created time-to-market challenges that Xamarin solved.
Game of the Week: Crashing Season
Crashing Season is an action/arcade mobile game that blends cartoony low-poly graphics with fun and engaging game play. In Crashing Season, players will control up to 15 different silly animals and use their unique skill as well as the environment to fight waves of enemies. The goal of each level is to complete a series of challenges in order to progress. Players will also be able to earn extra rewards by challenging their friends in multiplayer game play.
User group meeting of the week: Introduction to F# with Nikhil Bartwhal
- Changes to project.json by Scott Hunter.
- Happy 25th birthday, VB by Anthony D. Green.
- JSON.NET now works with RC2 without “import” directives.
- Updating to RC2: Changes to EFCore, ASPNETCore, PostgreSQL driver & XUnit by Julie Lerman.
- .NET Core goes RC2 by Ed Charbeneau.
- How to debug .NET Core RC2 app with Visual Studio Code on Windows by Simone Chiaretta.
- .NET Core, a call to action by Mark Rendle.
- Using Windows Runtime in a .NET desktop application by jbe2277.
- Migrating ASP.NET 5 RC1 apps to ASP.NET Core by Christos Sakell.
- Converting an ASP.NET Core RC1 Project to RC2 by Shawn Wildermuth.
- Using EF6 with ASP.NET MVC Core 1.0 by Tony Sneed.
- Strongly Typed Configuration Settings in ASP.NET Core by Rick Strahl.
- How to use the IOptions pattern for configuration in ASP.NET Core RC2, and How to add default security headers in ASP.NET Core using custom middleware by Andrew Lock.
- Building a Static File Server in ASP.NET Core RC2 with the CLI by Bobby Johnson.
- Templates for building React.js front-ends in ASP.NET Core and MVC5 by Jon Smith.
- ASP.NET Core: Watching Code by Shane Boyer.
- ASP.NET Core distributed cache tag helper by David Paquette.
- A Dive into
Cloud<`T>by Eirik Tsarpalis
- Getting Started with Fable and Webpack, by Krzysztof Cieślak
- Setting up your environment to build an Android app with Xamarin.Forms, by Kimserey Lam
- Dynamic Recursive API with F#, by Lauri Taimila
Check out F# Weekly for more great content from the F# community.
- 10 Developer Takeaways from Xamarin Evolve by Sam Basu.
- James Montemagno interviews Joseph Hill, Xamarin co-founder, and VP of developer relations, on the Xamarin Podcast.
- The many flavors of HttpClient by Kerry W. Lothrop.
- Embedding Native Controls into Xamarin.Forms by James Montemagno.
- Xamarin.Forms Workbooks, and Xamarin Workbooks with Nugets by Craig Dunn.
- CRYENGINE 5.1 is here
- Unity Development with VS Code
- Build A Unity Game Part 3 – Video, by Stacey Haffner.
- (Unity 5) Let’s Make Rust! [Episode 01 – Introduction] – Video, by Gabe Kutuzov.
And this is it for this week!
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