Issue: 2020 - Vol. 17 - Issue 1 - .Net 5.0

  • Beth talks about her coding journey and why she’s so excited about .NET 5.
  • Microsoft's release of .NET 5 will be a shared code base for .NET Core, Mono, Xamarin, and future .NET implementations. So which target framework names (TFMs) should you use? This article explains when you should target .NET Standard 2.0 or when you should go straight to .NET 5.
  • The C# compiler that ships with the .NET 5 SDK has been updated and streamlined; but C# 9.0 is supported only on .NET 5.0. Read this overview of the best C# 9.0 feaures to support native cloud applications, modern software engineering practices, and more concise readable code.
  • Julie’s pretty excited about the new features in EF Core 5. You will be too when you read about the bugs fixed, over 200 new features (including many-to-many support and the ability to filter when eager loading with the Include method) and minor enhancements and support for previous versions.
  • Learn to use Project Tye, an experimental developer's tool that makes the experience of creating, testing and deploying microservices easier in .NET. Note that Tye's deployment target is only to Kubernetes.
  • Learn about .NET for Spark and ML.NET to help .NET 5 applications better use big data and machine learning (ML). This article includes a code walkthrough.
  • Microsoft has updated F# 5 with new features that include FSI in .NET Core and support for packages in NuGet. Plus F# 5 now supports Jupyter Notebooks as well as Visual Studio Code Notebooks, and more.
  • Learn about new enhancements to Xamarin.Forms 5 to support new screen sizes, orientatonss and postures supported in the Surface Duo.
  • Learn about new .NET 5.0 projects: single file apps and ARM64. Single file apps enable you to create standalone, true xcopy, single-file executables. ARM64 projects let you build applications that will run faster on hardware that uses ARM chips (phones, Surface Pro X, the Samsung Galaxy Book S and the Apple Silicon-based Mac line).
  • Learn about new features available in Blazor using .NET 5 including the Blazor WebAssembly SDK, new built-in support for virtualization, CSS isolation, lazy loading and built-in features that reduce or eliminate JavaScript interop code required.
  • Overview of how to use Visual Studio 2019 to consume Azure services from a .NET app and deploy your app to Azure using the revamped Connected Services experience. Get started using Connected Services to add service dependencies to your application.
  • This article describes the differences between .NET 5 and .NET Core 3.x and describes breaking changes from the upgrade. Overview of how to upgrade existing WinForms and WPF applications to .NET 5.