The week in .NET – 6/21/2016

Bertrand Le Roy

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – 6/14/2016.


Last week, we spoke with Pratap Lakshman about MS Test, and about running tests for .NET Core in general.

This week, we’ll speak with Jeremy Kuhne about long path support.

Package of the week: Stuntman

Testing and debugging user-specific scenarios can be cumbersome. Switching between users in a test environment should be fast and easy. Stuntman is a library for impersonating users during development that leverages .NET Claims Identity.

Switching users with Stuntman

Control of the week: Telerik DataForm for Xamarin

The Telerik DataForm for Xamarin control enables the creation of rich mobile forms with validation, collapsible groups, and custom editors.

Telerik DataForm for Xamarin

Book of the week: Machine Learning Projects for .NET Developers by Mathias Brandewinder

Machine Learning Projects for .NET Developers Machine Learning Projects for .NET Developers will teach you how to build smarter .NET applications that learn from data, using simple algorithms and techniques that can be applied to a wide range of real-world problems. You’ll code machine learning logic in F# in the familiar setting of Visual Studio. If you’re new to F#, this book will give you everything you need to get started. If you’re already familiar with F#, this is your chance to use the language in an exciting new context.

Game of the Week: Smashy Brick

Smashy Brick is a casual new age take on Breakout or Arkanoid which features 90 beautiful hand crafted levels. Instead of moving a paddle left to right, players draw trampolines that must be timed and angled perfectly in order to smash the bricks. Smashy Brick features the ability to unlock up to 12 characters with unique abilities. Don’t be fooled by the cute characters and environment, the levels can be quite challenging at times!


Smashy Brick was created by Bulldozer Games using Unity and C#. It is currently available for free on iOS and Android. More information can be found on their Smashy Brick page.

User group meeting of the week: HoloLens in Miami

On Thursday, June 23 at 6:30PM at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami, dotnetmiami hosts a meeting where you’ll be able to try HoloLens and learn how to write applications for it.




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And this is it for this week!

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