The week in .NET – 8/30/2016

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – 8/23/2016.

On .NET

Last week, Phillip Carter was on the show and gave some pretty neat intro-level F# demos.

This week, we’ll talk to Ayende Rahien from Hibernating Rhinos, about RavenDB and .NET. The show begins at 11AM Pacific Time on Channel 9. We’ll take questions on Gitter, on the dotnet/home channel. Please use the #onnet tag. It’s OK to start sending us questions in advance if you can’t do it live during the show.

Package of the week: F# Data

The F# Data library takes full advantage of F# type providers to help you read data from various providers such as CSV, or remote JSON or XML APIs.

Getting IntelliSense on data from a remote API

Tool of the week: NDepend

NDepend is one of the best ways to find architectural issues in a code base. It will identify problematic coupling and cycles in your dependency structure, and it will enable you to query code using LINQ queries.

Querying source code using LINQ

Game of the Week: Mervils: A VR Adventure

Mervils: A VR Adventure is an open-world RPG with platformer-like elements. Your story begins with your good friend, Merlin the Blue, an ancient wizard, foreseeing the return of a powerful enemy, known as “Balazar”. Geared with a few coins and a great sword, you begin the quest to defeat Balazar. Designed from the ground up for virtual reality, Mervils: A VR Adventure features character customization, a rich and evolving story, beautiful environments and challenging puzzles.

mervils_pirate_oculus1

Mervils: A VR Adventure was created by VitruviusVR using Unity and C#. It is currently available for the Oculus Rift on Oculus Home and HTC Vive on Steam and will be available for PlaystationVR in the fall.

User group meeting of the week: intro to Azure DocumentDB for .NET and SQL Server developers in Tallahassee

The Capital City .NET Users Group hosts an intro to Azure DocumentDB for .NET and SQL Server developers on Thursday, September 1 at 6PM in Tallahassee with Santosh Hari.

.NET

ASP.NET

F#

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

Xamarin

Games

And this is it for this week!

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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.

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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.