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System.IO in .NET Core 2.1 sneak peek

Now that .NET Core 2.1 Preview 1 has released it is time for a preview of what you can expect to see in Preview 2 and beyond in the System.IO namespace. The 2.1 release changes are the largest changes in quite some time.

Blazor and .NET Core hosting – the future’s bright

In a past life, I was a web developer. In this post, I’d like to take an outsiders perspective on a couple of developments that I think will be hugely disruptive in the coming years. The first of these is .NET Core making it possible to run .NET websites on cheap hosting. The second is Blazor, which promises to let us use .NET for front-end web scripting – replacing Javascript. This post is a bit more soapbox-y than usual, so bear with me!

Visual Studio 2017 15.6 Release Notes

In 15.6, we continued improving solution load performance, specifically for scenarios when design time build results are cached. Large C# and Visual Basic solutions will load twice as fast as before when a solution has already been opened on a machine.

The ‘in’-modifier and the readonly structs in C#

C# 7.2 got two very important features for high-performance scenarios -- the readonly structs and the in parameters. But to understand why this additions are so important and how they're related to each other we should look back in history.

How generics were added to .NET

Before we dive into the technical details, let’s start with a quick history lesson, courtesy of Don Syme who worked on adding generics to .NET and then went on to design and implement F#, which is a pretty impressive set of achievements!!