The week in .NET – .NET Conf, Material Design in XAML Toolkit

Bertrand Le Roy

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.NET Conf, September 19-21. Call for Content is Open!

.NET Conf

.NET Conf is a free, 3 day virtual developer event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. Over the course of the three days developers have a wide selection of live sessions that feature speakers from the community and .NET product teams. These are the experts in their field and it is a chance to learn, ask questions live, and get inspired for their next software project.

Call for content is now open! Learn more about how you can present to the .NET community.

Package of the week: Material Design In XAML Toolkit

The Material Design In XAML Toolkit theme and control library implements Google’s Material Design language in XAML, for all major WPF Framework controls. It also adds new controls to support controls specific to Material Design, such as multi-action buttons and cards.

Material Design in XAML Toolkit

Meetup of the week: Decomposing a monolith into Microservices with the Open Web Interface for .NET in New York, NY

How do you build a microservice? What technologies does the .NET realm offer for us? And what if you don’t want to deploy each service independently? In this talk, Dennis Doomen will show you some of the pros and cons of microservices and how you can leverage OWIN and .NET to move your monolith into a bright new future.

Please join the New York ALT.NET Software Development Group on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM.





There is more content available this week in F# Weekly. If you want to see more F# awesomeness, please check it out!





Game development

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, and on The Morning Brew.


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