The week in .NET – 6/28/2016

Bertrand Le Roy

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – 6/21/2016.

We shipped!

We are excited to announce the release of .NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0, available on Windows, OS X and Linux! .NET Core is a cross-platform, open source, and modular .NET platform for creating modern web apps, microservices, libraries and console applications.

This release includes the .NET Core runtime, libraries, and tools as well as the ASP.NET Core libraries. We are also releasing Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code extensions that enable you to create .NET Core projects. You can get started at

The Visual Studio team also released Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 today. You need that release to build .NET Core apps in Visual Studio.

Finally, we invite you to check out the new .NET Core documentation web site, the ASP.NET Core documentation web site, and our great new interactive C# tutorial.


Last week, we had Jeremy Kuhne on the show to talk about long path support in .NET.

This week, we’ll have a special show with Scott Hunter to talk about the .NET Core 1.0 release. As usual, we’ll take questions from the audience.

Package of the week: MyTested.AspNetCore.Mvc – Fluent testing framework for ASP.NET Core MVC

Even though ASP.NET MVC has been designed to be testable, any help writing tests for routes and controllers is useful. The MyTested.AspNetCore library makes writing such tests easy and fun.

Here’s how you’d test that a route is calling into the right controller action, with the correct model:

And here’s how you’d test a controller action:

Xamarin app of the week: ParentLove

ParentLove is a baby activity tracking application for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. It’s clearly a work of love, and it’s built with Xamarin!


User group meeting of the week: Building Smart Apps with Microsoft Cognitive Services in Boston

On Thursday, June 30 at 6:15PM, the Boston Mobile C# Developers group is hosting a meeting where you’ll learn how to build smarter apps that can analyze images and text, perform speech recognition, linguistic analysis, provide recommendations, and more – all with just a few lines of code.





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 The ASP.NET Community Standup, on Weekly Xamarin, on F# weekly, on ASP.NET Weekly, and on Chris Alcock’s The Morning Brew.

Xamarin links by Dan Rigby, and F# links by Phillip Carter.


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