The week in .NET – 4/12/2016

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – 4/5/2016.

On.NET

We had to reschedule last week’s show, but we’ll be back this week with a new episode with PlayFab to talk about how the cloud can help make awesome games.

Project of the week: Math.NET Numerics

Math.NET is an open source initiative to implement mathematical computation in .NET. It includes numerical computing, symbolic algebra, geometry, and signal processing. This week, we’ll look at numerical computing.

Here’s how you can define matrices and vectors, manipulate them, and perform operations between them:

Notice how the vector’s coordinates are defined with an expression rather than plain numerical values.

You can also solve equation systems, do statistics, probability, and even fit curves. It really is a mathematical treasure trove.

It’s especially nice that the packages come with examples in C#, F#, and VB.

User group meeting of the week: Building a Robot Army & Encryption with .NET and SQL 2016

The Adelaide .NET User Group has a double feature on Wednesday, April 13 at 5:30 PM where you’ll learn both how to build a robot army, and about data encryption using .NET and SQL Server.

Xamarin App of the week: Storyo

Storyo creates beautiful, shareable video-stories automatically from the metadata in your photos (such as time and location) as well as other contextual information. With Xamarin, the team reduced engineering complexity by using a single, shared solution for video rendering on both iOS and Android, bringing their app to users in 170 countries faster.

Storyo on iOS & Android

Control of the week: SideDrawer for UWP and Xamarin

Telerik’s SideDrawer control is a nice implementation for a slide-out navigation UI for modern mobile applications. It works with Xamarin and UWP, which enables it to target Android, iOS, and Windows.

SideDrawer

.NET

ASP.NET

Get the latest ASP.NET news directly from the team with the ASP.NET Community Standup. There are also transcripts on the .NET Web Development and Tools Blog.

F#

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

Games

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