If you develop for Windows you have to know about .NET Core (and if you don't develop for Windows why the heck are you reading this blog?). Well, in case you've been under heavy sedation, let me fill you in: .NET Core is the open source version of the .NET Framework, giving it reach from Windows to Linux and MacOS. Up to now, .NET Core has been interesting only to people who wanted to develop for UWP or ASP.NET but that's all changed with Version 3, which is available as a release candidate now. Among other goodies are support for C# 8.0, ReadyToRun (R2R) executables, and support for Winforms and WPF apps.
Let's start with some Mobilize updates:
- We love .NET Core and are already supporting ASP.NET Core 2.2 with the current version of WebMAP. You can clone our sample app from GitHub and check it out yourself. But that's not all. We're announcing support for .NET Core 3 in all our products with general availability in Q1 2020.
- Want to learn more about .NET Core 3? Check out our new starter kit for people wanting to move legacy desktop apps to .NET Core.
The 2019 .NET Conf is your one-stop shopping for all things .NET and this year's on-line conference runs Sept. 23-25. Get 3 days of announcements, demos, how-tos, and other coolness, including a virtual treasure hunt where you can win some pretty nice swag. How about an Oculus Rift, Xbox One, Surface Go for starters? Check out the rules and details here.
Can you say party?
Well, I can't promise Nigel Tufnel, but I can promise Jeff Fritz and some cool interviews with folks from Progress, Syncfusion, PreEmptive, DocuSign, Twilio and more (including me). And all throughout our Twitch CodeParty we'll have giveaways, interviews, coding, basically everything except England's Loudest Band. Hey--get your Twitch account now because you're going to need it to enter the contests. Two--yep two--parties:
- Sept. 23 at 5:00 pm Pacific (UTC-8) for West Coasties
- Sept 25 at 4:00 am Pacific (UTC-8) for everybody else.
Remember, it's all online (hey, it's a virtual world--that's why you need to win that Rift--so follow along with the live stream and on Twitter at #dotNETConf. Because this one is going to go all the way to 11.