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Upcoming Events and Meetups

Jul 20

.NET São Paulo

Acompanhe nesta mesa redonda (edição #27) do canal Coding Night um bate-papo descontraído e com polêmicas sobre a adoção de Docker e Kubernetes nas organizações, benefícios,

Jul 20

BDotNet-Bangalore .Net User Group

In this event, we will have 3 new speakers talking on 3 different exciting topics related to .NET Core,

Jul 20

München .NET Meetup

It's summer time, forget meetups and talks! Bring your beers, you food, your grill, your friends, anything you want and let's just have a nice summer time near Isar!

Jul 20

NYC Mobile .NET Developers Group

Join us for a special Saturday afternoon event with Scott Hanselman as we tour the last 10 years and explore the next 10 years of .NET. IMPORTANT:

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Latest News and Blog


The Morning Brew #2790

Software Announcing ML.NET 1.2 and Model Builder updates (Machine Learning for .


.NET App Developer Links - 2019-07-18

Advancing Microsoft Azure reliabilityC# - .NET Reunified: Microsoft's Plans for .


Migrating from WCF with Mark Rendle

WCF isn't coming to .NET Core 3 - what to do? While at NDC in Oslo,


Selection Sort - The Sorting Algorithm Family Reunion

Selection Sort is old, and he likes things done a certain way. It may not be efficient, but we still love him.


Graph Toolkit with Nikola Metulev

We talk with Nikola Metulev about Graph Toolkit. What it takes to join the boring technology club.

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