The week in .NET – 7/12/2016

To read the last post, see The week in .NET – 6/28/2016.

On .NET

Last week, we had Mukul Sabharwal on the show to talk about .NET Core usage at Bing.

This week, we’ll have Lucas Meijer from Unity Technologies on the show.

Package of the week: LinqToTwitter

LINQ to Twitter is an open source library that enables querying Twitter using standard LINQ syntax.

Here’s an example of a query that returns search results where people are tweeting about LINQ to Twitter:

Game of the week: Assault Android Cactus

Assault Android Cactus is a fast paced arcade style twin stick shooter. In Assault Android Cactus, players must battle waves of enemies and giant robots while avoiding having their battery fully drain. (You are androids, after all!) Players can select between nine playable androids, each of which has a distinct set of abilities that require a different play style. Assault Android Cactus supports both single player and local-player co-op modes.

AssaultAndroidCactus

Assault Android Cactus was created by Witch Beam Games using Unity, JavaScript and C#. It is currently available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Wii U and PlayStation 4. More information can be found on their Made with Unity page.

User group meeting of the week: The latest on .NET and ASP.NET with Scott Hanselman

On Wednesday, July 13 at 12:00PM, the Adelaide .NET User Group is hosting a meeting where you’ll hear an update on the progress of .NET, .NET Core and ASP.NET Core.

.NET

ASP.NET

F#

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Xamarin

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