The week in .NET – On .NET with Phil Haack, Readline

Bertrand Le Roy

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Happy 15th Birthday .NET! Happy 20th Anniversary Visual Studio!

This week marks the 15th anniversary since .NET debuted to the world. On February 13th, 2002, the first version of .NET was released as part of Visual Studio.NET. Read Beth Massi’s post, featuring a new interview of Anders Hejlsberg.

It’s also Visual Studio’s 20th anniversary. Julia Liuson tells the story.


In this week’s episode, we’re speaking with Phil Haack from GitHub:

This week, we’ll take a look back on the past 15 years of .NET with Beth Massi. We’ll stream live on Channel 9. We’ll take questions on Gitter’s dotnet/home channel and on Twitter. Please use the #onnet tag. It’s OK to start sending us questions in advance if you can’t do it live during the shows.

Package of the week: Readline

Readline is one of those libraries that do one thing, and do it well. Its purpose is to implement a user prompt in your console applications, with standard keyboard shortcuts, command history, and customizable auto-complete. It is built to be a .NET implementation of GNU Readline.

User group meeting of the week: Shared Security Responsibility in the Azure Cloud in Illinois

The Chicago Azure Cloud Users Group holds a meeting on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00PM in Warrenville, IL on the Azure Shared Security Model.




Check out F# Weekly for more great content from the F# community.





And this is it for this week!

Contribute to the week in .NET

As always, this weekly post couldn’t exist without community contributions, and I’d like to thank all those who sent links and tips. The F# section is provided by Phillip Carter, the gaming section by Stacey Haffner, and the Xamarin section by Dan Rigby, and the UWP section by Michael Crump.

You can participate too. Did you write a great blog post, or just read one? Do you want everyone to know about an amazing new contribution or a useful library? Did you make or play a great game built on .NET? We’d love to hear from you, and feature your contributions on future posts:

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 Chris Alcock’s The Morning Brew.


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