The week in .NET – 3/15/2016

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – 3/8/2016.

On.NET

Last week, we had Nick Craver on the show to talk about StackOverflow. It was lots of fun, and I highly recommend watching if you’re interested in getting an inside look at how StackOverflow is being maintained and kept a high-performance site. Exceptionally this week, we won’t have a show.

Package of the week: Quartz.NET

Scheduling background jobs in an application can be tricky business. Quartz.NET takes care of the details for you: it manages thread pools, schedules and triggers jobs, all from a simple fluent API:

User group of the week: Florida.net

Florida.net has an open hack night with breakout sessions on Wednesday March 16 at 7:00PM.

.NET

ASP.NET

F#

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

Games

Game of the week: Overload

Overload is a 6-degrees-of-freedom shooter by the original creators of Descent. Players can destroy robots, rescue hostages, blow up the reactor and must find the exit before the whole place goes up in smoke. While Overload is still in the early development, a playable teaser is available on Steam and their website.

Overload

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
ASP.NET’s community spotlight,
on F# weekly,
on ASP.NET Weekly,
and on Chris Alcock’s The Morning Brew.