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Botwin offers an interesting alternative option for routing with ASP.NET Core

NancyFx is a great alternative to ASP.NET if you want to make elegant little web apis like this...

Many Kinds of Messaging with Clemens Vasters

There are so many messaging options in Azure, how do you choose? While at ProgNet in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Clemens Vasters to talk through the strengths and weaknesses of each messaging service.

Announcing UWP Support for .NET Standard 2.0

Today, we are releasing huge updates to UWP for .NET developers. The really big improvement is adding support for .NET Standard 2.0. UWP developers now have access to ~ 20k more APIs. This release brings UWP to partity with the other .NET implementations that support .NET Standard 2.0.

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Seattle - .NET Everywhere with .NET Standard 2.0

Seattle Mobile .NET Developers Group

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Why .NET?

  • Samsung is embracing .NET because it is a completely open source project.

    Samsung
  • ASP.NET Core is open source, that allows us to contribute back to it if we have any performance issues which Microsoft review and together we make a better product.

    Ben Adams, Illyriad Games
  • Being able to develop a vast amount of Xamarin code, most of it only once, that serves multiple platforms is a great efficiency benefit for years to come.

    Michele Ivy, UPS
  • Using the same-size server, we were able to go from 1,000 requests per second per node with Node.js to 20,000 requests per second with .NET Core.

    John-Daniel Trask, Raygun CEO

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