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Upcoming Events and Meetups

Aug 20

Toronto Mobile .NET Developers Group

Need help setting up your Xamarin development machine? We can help! Get ready for Xamarin Saturday with hands-on assistance from the community and BSI Labs!

Aug 20

Developers-BR

Neste meetup as palestrantes irão abordar sobre os desafios da mulher no mercado de tecnologia. As talks serão as seguintes: 19:00 - 19:30 - Welcome Coffee 1a. Palestra:

Aug 20

Greenville Spartanburg Developers' Guild

React Native and Progressive Web Apps are 2 ways to build applications that behave like native apps on a mobile device. This month we will have a double-header.

Aug 20

.NET DC User Group

Our Agenda: • 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Food & networking • 6:30pm - 8:00pm: Our featured speaker As the world eagerly awaits (pun intended) the release of .NET Core 3.0,

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Latest News and Blog

Scott Hanselman

.NET everywhere apparently also means Windows 3.11 and DOS

I often talk about how .NET Core is open source and runs "everywhere." MonoGame, Unity, Apple Watches, Raspberry Pi,

Scott Hanselman
Scott Hanselman

Updating my ASP.NET podcast site to System.Text.Json from Newtonsoft.Json

Now that .NET Core 3.1 is LTS (Long Term Support) and will be supported for 3 years,

Scott Hanselman

Yori - The quiet little CMD replacement that you need to install NOW

I did a post on the difference between a console, a terminal, and a shell a while back.

Scott Hanselman

The wires are crossed, literally! - Learning low level computing with Ben Eater's 6502 kit

I've blogged about the importance of the LED Moment. You know, that moment when you get it to blink.

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