.NET Foundation February Update

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.NET Foundation Updates


The .NET Foundation sponsored .NET Meetup Pro groups have been busy! Here are some quick stats:

62,900 Members (up over 2000 in the past 30 days)
Over 1700 RSVPs in the past 30 days
74 Events in the past 30 days
Largest Meetup: Dot Net North (Manchester, UK): The Twelve Factor App Methodology – Ian Cooper

Please help connect us with other groups you’re aware of that haven’t joined yet by dropping me a note [email protected] or leaving a comment below.​

.NET Foundation Project News

Roadmap Announcements for .NET Core 2.1, ASP.NET Core 2.1, EF Core 2.1

This month, the .NET, ASP.NET, and Entity Framework teams announced their 2.1 roadmaps in the following blog posts:

.NET Core 2.1 Roadmap

ASP.NET Core 2.1 Roadmap

Entity Framework Core 2.1 Roadmap

For a great overview, with updates and demonstrations from the program managers, see the following two videos:

.NET Core 2.1 Roadmap PT.1

.NET Core 2.1 Roadmap PT.2

A new experiment: Browser-based web apps with .NET and Blazor

The ASP.NET team announced a new experiment called Blazor. Blazor is an experimental web UI framework based on C#, Razor, and HTML that runs in the browser via WebAssembly. Blazor promises to greatly simplify the task of building fast and beautiful single-page applications that run in any browser. It does this by enabling developers to write .NET-based web apps that run client-side in web browsers using open web standards.

Read more about Blazor, including how to try out the bits and get involved, on the announcement post here.

Steeltoe Turns 2.0, Adds Support for ASP.NET Core 2.0, CredHub, and a SQL Server Connector

The Steeltoe project just announced a big release, including support for ASP.NET Core 2.0 and .NET Standard 2.0! Steeltoe is a great, recent addition to the .NET Foundation, with lots of powerful features to help you build cloud-native microservices on .NET. This release really rounds out the Steeltoe offering with solid .NET Core 2.0 support, so if you’ve been waiting to take a look, this release is a great time to jump in!

Take a look at the Steeltoe team’s announcement post here.

IdentityServer4 updates from NDC London

At NDC London 2018, The IdentityServer team made a lot of exciting announcements:

A new website (at https://identityserver.io)
The new ASP.NET Core v2 Authentication System
Improved support for OpenID Connect logout scenarios
Admin UI Community Edition
Ways you can support the IdentityServer project… and ways the IdentityServer project can support you

Read more in this post.

Chem4Word V3 – Release 3

Chem4Word 3.0 is available! The new version includes some dramatic enhancements over previous versions:

Up to 12,000% quicker drawing of chemical structures!
Simplified storage model allowing standard cut and paste!
The Gallery is now the new, database-driven Library. Store, manage and search for your favourite chemical structures! No need to overwrite your standard template to save structures.
Vastly enhanced Chemical Navigator shows structures clearly and in full colour.
Better integration with PubChem, CheEBI and Opsin online search tools.
Plug-in architecture allows developers to produce their own enhancements.
The new FlexDisplay component showcases how Windows Presentation Foundation can be used to produce high-quality chemical graphics.

And it’s all totally free!

Grab the latest release here.

Community Links and News

Weekly ASP.NET Community Standup

If you want to keep up to date with the latest ASP.NET news, join the Weekly ASP.NET Community Standup with Scott Hanselman, Damian Edwards and Jon Galloway. This is a live video meeting every Tuesday, with demos of new features and prototypes, live Q&A, weekly community links, and more. Get the schedule, catch recent shows, and join the live standups at https://live.asp.net

Dotnetos – .NET Performance Tour (Poland)

Here’s a fun, free event tour if you’re in or near Poland: the Three Dotnetos (Łukasz Pyrzyk, Szymon Kulec, and Konrad Kokosa) are putting on a 5 city tour. Get more information on the site: https://dotnetos.org/

Recent Standout Community Posts

Here are some recent posts we’ve featured on the ASP.NET Community Standup:

Blazor: a technical introduction

Use Ajax to perform CRUD operations in ASP.NET Core Razor Pages | BinaryIntellect Knowledge Base

Adding HTTP Headers to improve Security in an ASP.NET MVC Core application | Software Engineering

BlueMilk is Ready for Early Adopters | The Shade Tree Developer

Introducing BlueMilk: StructureMap’s Replacement & Jasper’s Special Sauce | The Shade Tree Developer

Adam Storr – ASP.NET Core WebHooks – Running the AzureAlertWebHook

Documentation · T4MVC/R4MVC Wiki

Fritz.LiveStream/aspNetCoreWorkshop at master · csharpfritz/Fritz.LiveStream

Optimising ASP.NET Core apps in Docker – avoiding manually copying csproj files

Issues · aspnet/KestrelHttpServer

A to-do list for new ASP.NET Core projects · Biarity

Shayne Boyer: Workshop gets an update – JavaScript Services, Docker, Kubernetes and Helm!
ASP.NET Core Anatomy – How does UseStartup work? – Steve Gordon
Securing an ASP.NET Core MVC application which uses a secure API | Software Engineering
Exploring the ApiControllerAttribute and its features for ASP.NET Core MVC 2.1 | StrathWeb. A free flowing web tech monologue.
Reinventing MVC pattern for web programming with F#
SaturnFramework/Saturn: Opinionated, web development framework for F# which implements the server-side, functional MVC pattern
Stacktrace improvements in .NET Core 2.1 – Age of Ascent
.NET Core 2.1 Roadmap | .NET Blog
Entity Framework Core 2.1 Roadmap | .NET Blog
ASP.NET Core 2.1 roadmap | .NET Web Development and Tools Blog
.NET Core 2.1 Roadmap PT.1 | On .NET | Channel 9
A new experiment: Browser-based web apps with .NET and Blazor | .NET Web Development and Tools Blog
Serverless ASP.NET Core 2.0 Applications | AWS Developer Blog

(3) Jan 23, 2018 – ASP.NET Core 2.1 Features with Glenn Condron – YouTube

Using the dotnet Angular template with Azure AD OIDC Implict Flow | Software Engineering

Creating GitHub pull requests from the command-line with Hub

Loading an Object From SQL Server Using Dapper | Dave Paquette


Multi-tenant web apps with ASP.NET Core and Postgres

Elegant WhatsApp integration with .NET Core

Connect with the .NET Foundation on the interwebs!

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The .NET Foundation is also on YouTube. Watch community standups and design reviews as well as code-focused shows and interviews across our multiple playlists.


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