.NET Fringe: A Great Role Model for Community Oriented Conferences

A few of us just went to a smaller .NET conference in Portland, called .NET Fringe. For me, it was the third time I attended .NET Fringe. I’ve realized that this conference has gained a special place in my heart, so thought it would be worthwhile writing up why that is. My goal isn’t to… Read more

Why you should use F#

Why you should use F# This post was written by Phillip Carter and Mads Torgersen. Both work on languages on the .NET team. At Build 2017, we presented a tech talk entitled “Why You Should Use F#”. However, not everyone can attend Build, and many attendees were unable to find a position in the room… Read more

The week in .NET – Visual Studio 2017, .NET Core SDK, F# 4.1, On .NET with Phillip Carter, Happy Birthday from John Shewchuk, FNA, Pyre

Previous posts: On .NET with Eric Mellino, Happy Birthday from Scott Hunter, OzCode. On .NET with Beth Massi, NeinLinq. On .NET with Phil Haack, Readline. Visual Studio 2017, .NET Core SDK 1.0, F# 4.1 Yesterday, we had a big product launch! Visual Studio 2017 is here, and with it come the releases of .NET Core… Read more

The .NET Language Strategy

The .NET Language Strategy I am constantly aware of the enormous impact our language investments have on so many people’s daily lives. Our languages are a huge strength of the .NET platform, and a primary factor in people choosing to bet on it – and stay on it. I’ve been here on the .NET languages… Read more

The week in .NET – .NET Foundation – Serilog – Super Dungeon Bros

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – .NET, ASP.NET, EF Core 1.1 Preview 1 – On .NET on EF Core 1.1 – Changelog – FluentValidation – Reverse: Time Collapse. On .NET: Martin Woodward on the .NET Foundation Last week, Martin Woodward was on the show to talk about the .NET Foundation:… Read more

fsharpConf 2016

Join us this Friday, March 4th on Channel 9 for the first ever fsharpConf! Tune in starting at 8:30am PST (16:30 GMT). Inspired by dotNetConf, fsharpConf is a free, online-only, day-long conference featuring an awesome lineup of talks from the F# community. Check out the fsharpConf site for more details, and follow @fsharpConf on Twitter…. Read more

[Guest Post] Announcing F# Support in Visual Studio Code with Ionide

This is a guest post by Krzysztof Cieślak, an F# community developer and contributor to the Ionide project including its Visual Studio Code extension. To learn more about F# and engage with the community, head to fsharp.org. To learn more about the Ionide project, head to ionide.io. Ionide is a suite of packages for the… Read more

What’s New in Visual Studio Update 1 for .NET Managed Languages

Hold on to your hats, cowboys and cowgirls! A lot of exciting things are coming out of the .NET Managed Languages team for Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. Read on to learn more about new IDE features, interactive C#, new code analysis management, Visual F# improvements, and the new F5 experience for Roslyn open source… Read more