Announcing the Windows Compatibility Pack for .NET Core

Porting existing code to .NET Core used to be quite hard because the available API set was very small. In .NET Core 2.0, we already made this much easier, thanks to .NET Standard 2.0. Today, we’re happy to announce that we made it even easier with the Windows Compatibility Pack, which provides access to an additional 20,000… Read more

UPDATE – Microservices and Docker containers: Architecture, Patterns and Development guidance (Updated for .NET Core 2.0)

Nov. 15th 2017 update Earlier this year, we published this eBook/guide and sample application offering guidance for architecting microservices and Docker containers based applications. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of .NET Core 2.0 and many other updates coming… Read more

UPDATE – Web Applications with ASP.NET Core Architecture and Patterns guidance (Updated for ASP.NET Core 2)

Nov. 15th 2017 update Earlier this year, we published an eBook/Guide and sample application offering guidance named Architecting Modern Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Microsoft Azure. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of ASP.NET Core 2.0 and Entity Framework… Read more

Announcing F# support for .NET Core and .NET Standard projects in Visual Studio

We’re pleased to announce that Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 4 now supports F# projects targeting .NET Core, .NET Standard, and .NET Framework through the .NET Core SDK. Some of you have noticed various levels of this support in the first, second, and third previews. We still had a few work items left to complete… Read more

Announcing .NET Standard 2.0

The .NET Standard 2.0 specification is now complete. It is supported in .NET Core 2.0, in the .NET Framework 4.6.1 and later versions, and in Visual Studio 15.3. You can start using .NET Standard 2.0 today. While this post demos .NET Standard in C#, it’s also supported in Visual Basic and F#. For more details, take a look at the… Read more

Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.0

Today we are releasing the final version of Entity Framework Core 2.0, alongside .NET Core 2.0 and ASP.NET Core 2.0. Entity Framework (EF) Core is the lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework, the popular Object/Relational Mapping (O/RM) framework for .NET. Getting the bits Prerequisites In order to develop .NET Core 2.0 applications (including… Read more

Web Applications with ASP.NET Core Architecture and Patterns guidance (Updated for .NET Core 2.0)

Updated for ASP.NET Core 2.0 (Nov. 15th 2017) Earlier this year, we published this eBook/Guide and sample application offering guidance for Architecting Modern Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Microsoft Azure. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of ASP.NET… Read more

Microservices and Docker containers: Architecture, Patterns and Development guidance (Updated for .NET Core 2.0)

Updated for .NET Core 2.0 “wave” of technologies (Nov. 15th 2017) Earlier this year, we published this eBook and sample application offering guidance for architecting microservices and Docker containers based applications. We have recently published updates to the eBook (2nd edition) and sample application to bring them in line with the latest releases of .NET… Read more

Introducing Support for Brotli Compression

This post was written by our software developer intern Denys Tsomenko, who worked on a Brotli compression library during his internship. Modern web-pages are getting larger and larger with huge CSS, HTML and JavaScript files. But the Internet connection isn’t always good and pages can load slowly. Web pages also often contain other materials such as… Read more