The week in .NET – .NET Architecture, .NET Core 2.0 status, Happy Birthday .NET with Matt Gertz, On .NET with Don Schenck on Red Hat, Fable

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.NET Architecture

There’s a new .NET Architecture web site, where you’ll find practical advice, best practices, and sample applications to help you implement different application patterns using .NET. Check it out!

.NET Core 2.0 status

2.0 bugs are mostly under control and we think we will hit our zero-bugs goal on 5/10 with the following exceptions:

  • Non-code bugs (e.g. documentation, infrastructure) which are needed for 2.0 are exempt from the zero-bugs-goal (label:Post-ZBB) – right now we have only 13 such bugs
  • The Networking team is tracking a few costly work items and will slip some of them until after 5/10

Recent work includes:

  • Running all our test assets against .NET Framework to identify compat differences – we have found and fixed several
  • Hardening our test assets, to reduce noise in CI / PR legs validation
  • Running all our tests under “GCStress”, to catch reliability issues in-house
  • Started testing on portable Linux builds (binaries that can be run on most Linux distros)
  • We reviewed all PlatformNotSupportedException in our code to ensure they are there on purpose
  • We reviewed all Linux-only disabled tests, to ensure they are by design
  • We started eliminating dead code (identified by ILLink tooling)
  • We re-enabled test runs on Windows Nano

.NET Core 2.0 active issues per team

.NET Core 2.0 active issues

Happy Birthday .NET with Matt Gertz

Matt Gertz is a group software engineering manager driving the developer experience for C#, Visual Basic, and F#. Matt has had a long, illustrious career at Microsoft starting in 1994. The amount of knowledge in his brain about .NET and languages is stunning and he still maintains a laid back, approachable attitude. In this quick interview he shares some of his fondest memories (and lots of codenames!) about .NET.

On .NET: Don Schenck on Red Hat

Last week, Don Schenck from Red Hat was on the show to talk about .NET on RHEL.

This week, we’ll speak with Alfonso García-Caro about Fable, the fabulous F# to JavaScript compiler.

Project of the week: Fable

Fable is an awesome project written by Alfonso García-Caro that compiles F# into (good) JavaScript.

Alfonso will be our guest on On .NET on Thursday if you want to learn more.

Meetup of the week: Cross-platform mobile application development using Xamarin and Azure in Charlotte, NC

The Modern Devs Charlotte group hosts a meeting tonight at 6:00PM in Charlotte, NC on cross-platform mobile application development using Xamarin and Azure.





New F# language Suggestions:

There is much, much more content available this week in F# Weekly. If you want to see more F# awesomeness, please check it out!





And this is it for this week!

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