The week in .NET – .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, EF Core 1.1 – Docker – Xenko

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – Mitch Muenster – Stateless.

.NET Core, ASP.NET Core, EF Core 1.1, VS for Mac Preview, VS 2017 RC, SQL Server on Linux, Tizen, Google joins .NET Foundation, and Microsoft becomes a Linux Foundation platinum member

This week, at the Connect(); // 2016 event, we made a number of announcements, including Visual Studio 2017 RC, Visual Studio for Mac Preview, SQL Server on Linux Preview, .NET Core 1.1, Entity Framework Core 1.1, ASP.NET Core 1.1, Samsung adopts .NET in their Tizen OS, Google joins the .NET Foundation, and Microsoft becomes a Linux Foundation platinum member. Check out the announcement posts for all the details.

On .NET

Last week, Michael Friis and Glenn Condron were on the show to talk about Docker and .NET:

This week, we’ll speak with Chad Z. Hower a.k.a. Kudzu to talk about Cosmos, an operating system “construction kit” built with the IL2CPU compiler, C#, and X#, a homebrew language that’s part of the project. This week, because of the Thanksgiving week-end, the show is exceptionally on Wednesday, and begins at 10AM Pacific Time on YouTube. We’ll take questions on the video’s built-in chat.

Package of the week: mahapps.metro

mahapps.metro is a toolkit to build Metro-style WPF applications that’s used by the Xamarin Inspector, Xamarin Workbooks and Markdown Monster.

mahapps.metro

Tool of the Week: Xenko

Xenko is an open-source C# game engine that comes with a full toolchain and development environment.

Xenko Game Studio

Xenko’s new Script Editor Preview brings complete integration of script code in the Game Studio.

User group meeting of the week: Cognitive Services, AI as an API in Burlington, MA

The New England Microsoft Developers group holds a meeting on Thursday, December 1 at 6:30PM in Burlington, MA about Microsoft Cognitive Services and how they give easy access to sentiment analysis, speech recognition, picture and video tagging, search, spell check, and more.

.NET

ASP.NET

F#

New F# language proposals:

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

Xamarin

Azure

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, and on Chris Alcock’s The Morning Brew.