The week in .NET – 6/14/2016

Bertrand Le Roy

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – 06/07/2016.


Last week, we spoke with Daniel Egloff from QuantAlea about their very cool GPU technology that enables C# and F# code to be compiled for modern GPUs, thus unlocking massively parallel computations with performance that is out of reach of regular CPUs.

This week, we speak with Pratap Lakshman about MS Test.

Package of the week: ELMAH

ELMAH (Error Logging Modules and Handlers) is an application-wide error logging facility that is completely pluggable. It can be dynamically added to a running ASP.NET web application, or even all ASP.NET web applications on a machine, without any need for re-compilation or re-deployment.

Once ELMAH has been dropped into a running web application and configured appropriately, you get the following facilities without changing a single line of your code: logging of nearly all unhandled exceptions, a web page to remotely view the entire log of recoded exceptions, a web page to remotely view the full details of any one logged exception, including colored stack traces, in many cases, you can review the original yellow screen of death that ASP.NET generated for a given exception, even with customErrors mode turned off, an e-mail notification of each error at the time it occurs, and an RSS feed of the last 15 errors from the log.


Game of the Week: Endless Space

Endless Space is a 4X turn-based strategy game and the winner of the 2013 Unity Golden Cube and Community Choice awards. In Endless Space, players choose between expanding, exploring, exploiting or exterminating as they control their civilization while racing to colonize space and dominate the Dust market. Players can select one of eight civilizations and explore hundreds of star systems and planets. There is no lack of content or replayability in Endless Space, as you are able to control the game’s scope and generate random galaxies each time you choose to play.


Endless Space was created by Amplitude Studios using Unity and C#. It is currently available on Mac and Windows. More information can be found on their Made With Unity page.

User group meeting of the week: Introduction to ASP.NET Core 1.0 and the dotnet CLI in NYC

Next Monday, June 20 at 6:30, Maria Naggaga Nakanwagi will be at the New York Pluralsight Study Group for an introduction to ASP.NET Core and the .NET CLI.




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