With the recent release of .NET Core 3.0 and the continued interest in the red-hot Blazor project for doing Web development with C#, third-party vendors are cranking out related tooling.
gRPC services promise a lot: better performance, more sophisticated messaging, and a contract-based approach to Web Service development. If those sound good to you, here's how to get started.
After many developer complaints such as "Editor becomes so slow it's unusable after a while," the Visual Studio for Mac dev team revamped all of the IDE's editors and this week explained those changes.
".NET Core is the future of .NET. So let's get comfortable with creating, running, and testing applications using the command-line interface," says developer educator Jeremy Clark, who shares his favorite .NET Core features, quirks to watch out for and more.
The Practical Client
The release version of Blazor contains two surprising changes (surprising, at least, to Peter) -- changes that broke some of his code. Here are both of those "gotchas" with the workarounds that he implemented.
TypeScript 3.7, with a new Beta, is now feature complete, with the dev team polishing it up in advance of the official release coming early next month.
Microsoft introduced the first preview of the .NET Core Windows Forms Designer, which didn't make it into the recent .NET Core 3.0 release because of the "huge technical challenge" in porting the Windows-only desktop technology to the new cross-platform framework.
The Data Science Lab
Dr. James McCaffrey provides hands-on examples in introducing ML.NET, for machine learning prediction models, and AutoML, which automatically examines different ML algorithms, finds the best one, and creates a Visual Studio project with the C# code backing the best model, along with C# code that shows how to use the trained model to make a prediction.
You can store encrypted values in your ASP.NET Core configuration file and seamlessly decrypt the values as you retrieve them. But there are, at least, two issues that you'll need to address.
The development of client-side Blazor leveraging WebAssembly -- appropriately called Blazor WebAssembly -- has suffered a few hiccups, but Microsoft has big plans for the red-hot technology that enables C# Web development.
The new Entity Framework Core 3.0 GA release includes a new LINQ implementation that Microsoft explained in an announcement post.
Fresh on the heels of .NET Core 3.0, Microsoft's Scott Hanselman unveiled a months-long project to provide entry-level instructional videos on all things .NET, ranging from "What is C#?" to ".NET for Apache Spark 101."