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Three FREE Training Courses on ASP.NET Core from Microsoft Virtual Academy

This time last year we did a Microsoft Virtual Academy class on what was then called "ASP.NET 5." It made sense to call it 5 since 5 > 4.6, right? But since then ASP.NET 5 has become .NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0. It's 1.0 because it's smaller, newer, and different. As the .NET "full" framework marches on, on Windows, .NET Core is cross-platform and for the cloud.

Analysing Pause times in the .NET GC

Over the last few months there have been several blog posts looking at GC pauses in different programming languages or runtimes. It all started with a post looking at the latency of the Haskell GC, next came a follow-up that compared Haskell, OCaml and Racket, followed by Go GC in Theory and Practice, before a final post looking at the situation in Erlang.

An In Depth Guide Into a Ridiculously Simple API Using .NET Core

NET Core is great. It is one of the best products of Microsoft’s shift to a more open source, cross platform company and whilst still limited in comparison to the traditional .NET framework there are still plenty of avenues for powerful development using C# or F# thanks to libraries such as ASP.Net Core and Entity Framework Core.

New features of C# 7.0

In my last blog post I discussed Tuple Types and how, in my opinion, they make scenario's such as returning multiple values from a method a lot easier than some of the previous alternatives. In this post I'd like to introduce you to another new feature of C# 7.0 that goes hand in hand with Tuples, Deconstruction.

New Year, New Devs: Sharpen your C# Skills

At the beginning of each new year, many people take on a challenge to learn something new or commit to reinforcing existing skills. Over the next two blog posts, we will guide you through two amazing, free, developer training video series: C# fundamentals and UWP Development.