The week in .NET – On .NET with Beth Massi, NeinLinq

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.NET Foundation

The .NET Foundation has a new Executive Director, Jon Galloway. Jon replaces Martin Woodward.


In last week’s episode, we’re speaking with Beth Massi to celebrate .NET’s 15th anniversary:

This week, Eric Mellino will be on the show to demo CrazyCore, a game engine written on .NET Core. We’ll stream live on Channel 9. We’ll take questions on Gitter’s dotnet/home channel and on Twitter. Please use the #onnet tag. It’s OK to start sending us questions in advance if you can’t do it live during the shows.

Package of the week: NeinLinq

NeinLinq provides helpful extensions for using LINQ providers such as Entity Framework that support only a subset of .NET functions, reusing functions, rewriting queries, even making them null-safe, and building dynamic queries using translatable predicates and selectors.

Here’s an example of a Linq expression that uses a custom function that would otherwise get rejected as not translatable:

User group meeting of the week: Unit Testing in Edmonton, AB

The Edmonton .NET user group is meeting on Wednesday at 6:00PM for a session on unit testing.



I’m at the Orchard Harvest conference this week, watching some awesome talks from kickass speakers such as Sébastien Ros, Taylor Mullen, Nick Mayne, and others. I’ll be talking today about .NET Core, .NET Standard 2.0, and C# 7. I’ve also been live-blogging the whole thing. All the talks are recorded and will be available soon.


New F# Language Suggestions:

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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, and the UWP section by Michael Crump.

You can participate too. Did you write a great blog post, or just read one? Do you want everyone to know about an amazing new contribution or a useful library? Did you make or play a great game built on .NET? We’d love to hear from you, and feature your contributions on future posts:

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.