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C# 8 Small Features

While most of the attention is on big ticket items such as default interface methods and nullable references, many small features are also be considered for C# 8. Here is a sampling of things that may make it into future version of C#.

A complete containerized .NET Core Application microservice that is as small as possible

OK, maybe not technically a microservice, but that's a hot buzzword these days, right? A few weeks ago I blogged about Improvements on ASP.NET Core deployments on Zeit's now.sh and making small container images. By the end I was able to cut my container size in half.

Typing is not a programming bottleneck

I sometimes give programming advice to people. They approach me with a software design problem, and, to the best of my ability, I suggest a remedy. Despite my best intentions, my suggestions sometimes meet resistance. One common reaction is that my suggestion isn't idiomatic, but recently, another type of criticism seems to be on the rise. The code that I suggest is too verbose. It involves too much typing. I'll use this article to reflect on that criticism.

C# 8 Concerns

In the following post I'm going to talk about two concerns I have with features planned for C# 8.

FlubuCore: A cross platform build and deployment automation system

"FlubuCore - Fluent Builder Core" is a cross platform build and deployment automation system. You can define your build and deployment scripts in C# using an intuitive fluent interface. This gives you code completion, IntelliSense, debugging, FlubuCore custom analyzers, and native access to the whole .NET ecosystem inside of your scripts.