Notes from the ASP.NET Community Standup – July 19, 2016

This is the next in a series of blog posts that will cover the topics discussed in the ASP.NET Community Standup. The community standup is a short video-based discussion with some of the leaders of the ASP.NET development teams covering the accomplishments of the team on the new ASP.NET Core framework over the previous week. Within 30 minutes, Scott HanselmanDamian EdwardsJon Galloway and an occasional guest or two discuss new features and ask for feedback on important decisions being made by the ASP.NET development teams.

Each week the standup is hosted live on Google Hangouts and the team publishes the recorded video of their discussion to YouTube for later reference. The guys answer your questions LIVE and unfiltered. This is your chance to ask about the why and what of ASP.NET! Join them each Tuesday on live.asp.net where the meeting’s schedule is posted and hosted.

This week’s meeting is below:

Jon Galloway is out and about, Hunter is off in Boston… but we do have a list of cool links for the week.

Community Links

Laurent shares his experience using Microsoft Azure with Docker Cloud

Filip announced that WebApiContrib is being migrated to ASP.NET Core

Steve Desmond recorded a speedrun of his upgrade from RC2 to ASP.NET Core RTM

Muhammed shared some ideas about fluent interfaces in ASP.NET Core

Julie Lerman’s presentation from .NET Fringe about using ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core on a Mac is now available

ASP.NET Monsters talk about ViewComponents on their latest episode

Dominic wrote about the progress with IdentityServer

Jonathan published an article about doing all of his .NET work on a Mac with VSCode

Jerrie Pelser wrote about using roles with JWT Middleware … and also covered using parameters with OpenID

Luca wrote about using TypeScript in Visual Studio

Unobtrusive client-side validation in Angular is demonstrated in a project on GitHub

A GitHub project from SuperLloyd was published that supports serialization in .NET Core

The ASP.NET Monsters have launched a contest called ‘The Summer of Config’

The Roadmap

Scott and Damian spent some time reviewing the .NET Core roadmap that was posted to the .NET Blog.  Damian made it clear that not all components are going to be updated on each release because the framework is composed of many components and not all of them are effected.

Scott asked if the changes to support enhancing the ASP.NET Core build and publish process for performance are coming in the next release.  Damian pointed out that the investigation is underway and that a number of the components that will help this process are coming in the very near future.

After some review of the features described on the roadmap, Damian highlighted that SignalR planning has started.  There is an open issue on the SignalR repository for planning that discusses the current features under consideration.  The other ASP.NET facet that is being explored is bringing ASP.NET Web Pages to ASP.NET Core, tentatively called ‘MVC View Pages’ due to their View-only architecture.  The issue tracking planning for that featureset is in the MVC issues list.  A prototype is under construction to support the goals outlined for View Pages.

The Raspberry Pi demo previously shared on the standup is a scenario that the team wants to enable with the next release.  This lead the team to discuss the use of the term ‘support’, and in this case its being used to refer to “a possible configuration that you are not prevented from using” and NOT “call Microsoft paid support services for instructions”.  Similarly the team is working on enabling Alpine Linux to be usable with .NET Core.

The rest of the details on the roadmap are on the .NET Blog.