The week in .NET – Happy birthday .NET with Robin Cole, TinyORM, 911 Operator

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On .NET

This week on the show, we’ll speak with Don Schenck about Red Hat. We’ll take questions on Gitter, on the 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 show.

Happy birthday .NET with Robin Cole

In February we got together with many Microsoft alumni and current employees for a huge .NET Birthday bash. We spoke to Robin Cole, who joined Microsoft in 2005 working on many projects including Expression and Visual Studio. In this quick interview, she shares her thoughts on developers and designers and exciting future ahead.

Package of the week: TinyORM

TinyORM is a new micro-ORM for .NET that automates connection and transaction management, that is simple and easy to use correctly.

Game of the Week: 911 Operator

911 Operator is an indie simulation game. Ever wanted to see what it was like to be a 911 operator? Well, now you can! In 911 Operator, you’ll manage emergency lines by answering incoming calls and reacting appropriately. Give first aid instructions, dispatch emergency respondents or even choose to ignore the call which could very well be from a prankster. In 911 Operator, you can play in any city of the world by using Free Play mode to download real maps, which of course includes real addresses, streets and emergency infrastructure.

911 Operator

911 Operator was created by Jutsu Games using C# and Unity. It is available on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux.

Meetup of the week: Global Azure Bootcamp in Miami, FL

The dotnetmiami user group hosts their Global Azure Bootcamp this Saturday at 9:00AM in Miami.

.NET

ASP.NET

C#

F#

New F# language Suggestions:

There was a major F# conference two weeks ago, F# eXchange. You can view all of the talks online here. If you wish to see all the new and exciting areas where F# is going, please watch them. They’re entirely free.

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

VB

Xamarin

Microsoft Engineering is offering a limited number of technical sessions to help your team build better apps faster, and avoid the common pitfalls in going mobile. The Go Mobile Tech Workshops are dedicated sessions for your team covering everything from your technology stack and architecture to the latest in Visual Studio 2017 and DevOps best practices. These workshops help your team get ahead with current projects and prepare for what is coming next in app development.

Apply here.

Azure

UWP

Game Development

And this is it for this week!

Contribute to the week in .NET

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, 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?
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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 The Morning Brew.