The week in .NET – 8/9/2016

Bertrand Le Roy

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – 8/2/2016.


Last week on the show, we had Frank Krueger to talk about his amazing Continuous C# and F# IDE for the iPad.

This week, we’ll speak with Francisco Monteverde about PlasticSCM.

Package of the week: OxyPlot

OxyPlot is an open source and cross-platform plotting library.

Here’s how you’d plot the cos function in a Universal Windows application:

A cosine plotted in a phone emulator

Tool of the week: .NET API Catalog

.NET API Catalog is a new tool that makes it easy to explore .NET APIs and figure out what support exists for each API on each version of .NET: .NET Framework, .NET Standard, Mono, or even Silverlight. I particularly like the hackable URLs that enable you to easily reach any API from its long name.

The tool runs on Azure, with an in memory object model that is pulled from Azure Blob Storage. The deployment of the web site is fully automated and is happening each time a commit happens to our internal CoreFxTools Git repo, which is hosted on VSTS, without disrupting service.

Game of the Week: Dreamfall Chapters

Dreamfall Chapters is the latest sequel to the hit adventure games The Longest Journey and DreamFall: Longest Journey. The Longest Journey series takes place in two parallel universes, known as Stark, a cyberpunk future Earth, and Arcadia, a magical fantasy realm. You take on the role of two heroes as you follow their unlikely journey to save both worlds. Experience a deep and engaging story that is shaped with your decisions, and make no mistake, those decisions will have consequences that matter! Dreamfall Chapters is broken into five episodes, each of which show you how your decisions ranked against those that other players made.

Make no mistake: the Dreamfall series is one of the very best in the point-and-click adventure genre. It has amazing and deep storytelling. A personal favorite, very highly recommended.


Dreamfall Chapters was created by Red Thread Games using Unity and C#. They also use Azure for their online server. Dreamfall Chapters is available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux via Good Old Games and Steam as well as PlayStation 4.

User group meeting of the week: IOT RpiCar and ASP.NET Core + Docker in Bucharest, Romania

Join the ADCES group and Victor Hurdugaci on Tuesday, August 9 at 7:00PM at the AFI PARK 2, Bucharest, Romania for a session about IOT RpiCar and ASP.NET Core + Docker.




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