• Welcome Google and Congratulations Samsung!

    Today, at Microsoft’s Connect() event in New York we announced some important news regarding the .NET Foundation Technical Steering Group. First of all, I’m thrilled to welcome Google to the .NET Foundation Technical Steering Group joining Microsoft, Red Hat, JetBrains, Unity and Samsung to help bring greater innovation to the .NET platform. Google has been one of the most active contributors outside of Microsoft to .NET Foundation projects over the past two years as well as helping to drive the ECMA Standardization process for C#. .NET …

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  • Welcome BenchmarkDotNet

    Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming BenchmarkDotNet into the .NET Foundation. It's a powerful cross-platform library which helps you to measure the performance of your source code with the high level of precision even when you are working with very rapid operations. It's already used by a number of great .NET projects, with a growing community of contributors. In this guest post, Andrey Akinshin from the BenchmarkDotNet project explains more and how to get started. -- Martin BenchmarkDotNet Benchmarking is really hard (especially …

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  • The 2016 AAS WorldWide Telescope Competition

    Want to share astronomy by making a tour, interactive experience, or video using WorldWide Telescope? You should — and then you should enter it in the first American Astronomical Society’s first WorldWide Telescope Competition! The AAS is hosting its first-ever competition for products created using WorldWide Telescope. Since WWT became part of the .NET Foundation and joined the AAS family, we’ve seen it used for some great science communication by authors submitting video abstracts for their research articles, as well as some spectacular …

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  • Welcome Polly

    Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming the Polly project into the .NET Foundation. For those of you that are not familiar, Polly is a fluent, thread-safe .NET resilience and transient-fault handling library, with full sync and async support. It's great for use when building fault-tolerant systems and microservices and the library is getting picked up by more and more .NET projects so thrilled that they decided to become part of the .NET Foundation family.  Today also marks their V5.0 release into Alpha which brings a number of great features …

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  • New Community Director, Rachel Reese

    With the acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft and .NET Foundation Director Miguel de Icaza getting his blue badge, we wanted to make some changes to the .NET Foundation Board of Directors so that the entire board was not made up of Microsoft employees. Happily, Miguel has agreed to stay on the board as one of the two Microsoft representatives alongside Scott Hunter at Microsoft who now has responsibility for the ASP.NET team and the .NET compiler & framework teams. Joining the .NET Foundation Board of Directors is Rachel Reese. Rachel is a long- …

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  • Samsung joins the .NET Foundation Technical Steering Group

    At the end of March, we announced the creation of the Technical Steering Group in the .NET Foundation. This was created to help open up how technical decisions are made in the .NET platform as well as keep everyone on the same page as to the direction of the combined projects that make up the core components of .NET. As V1.0 of .NET Core ships today and the tooling enters Preview 2, it is more important than ever that major stakeholders in the future of .NET can get together regularly and discuss the future direction of the platform overall.  …

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  • Welcoming Reactive Extensions for .NET

    I'm proud to announce that Reactive Extensions for .NET has joined the .NET Foundation Family. While Rx.NET has been open source for a long time, this move signifies that the project is moving from one driven primarily by Microsoft to true cross-community ownership. Legends of .NET open source, Oren Novotny andBrendan Forster join Bart De Smet and Matthew Podwysocki as the new maintainers of the project so you know it's in the very best hands in the business. We'll all be working to move things over in the next few days as we all get ready …

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  • Free as in Cake

    I love most forms of Cake and I've also been a bit of a build automation nut for nearly two decades now. So you can imagine my delight when I was able to combine these two passions with the CakeBuild.net project. At NDC Oslo today, Gary Ewan Park from the Cake project team announced that Cake was joining the .NET Foundation family. In this guest post, Gary explains more about the project. If it looks like it will be useful to you, I encourage you to give it a try and get involved in the growing community. --Martin What is Cake? Cake is a …

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  • Welcoming Protobuild to the .NET Foundation

    As .NET becomes more common cross-platform, a new generation of tools is emerging to help developers manage common workflows when using the same .NET code across multiple operating systems, runtimes and devices. Protobuild is one of these awesome emerging new tools and I've very proud to welcome them into the .NET Foundation.  In this guest post, June Rhodes from the Protobuild project team explains more about the project. If it looks like it will be useful to you, I encourage you to give it a try and get involved in the growing community. -- …

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  • Welcoming WiX Toolset to the .NET Foundation

    The WiX toolset project holds a special place in my heart. I've built many installers in my time using the toolset and had nothing but positive interactions with the community as a developer, but also the WiX toolset was one of the very first open source projects that came out of Microsoft. Rob and his team blazed a trail that we where then able to follow with .NET and so many other open source projects afterwards. That is why I'm especially thrilled that now I get to work more with the project as they have decided to make the .NET Foundation …

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  • Welcoming Xamarin to the .NET Foundation

    At Xamarin Evolve this morning, .NET Foundation Director Miguel de Icaza officially open sourced the Xamarin SDKs for Android, iOS, and Mac and contributed them to the .NET Foundation under the MIT license. This includes Mono runtime ports for iOS and Android, bindings to the native APIs on these platforms, the basic command-line build tools, and a full, cross-platform UI stack in Xamarin.Forms. Today’s open source release delivers on Scott Guthrie’s announcements at //build last month and our shared vision of open source .NET on every single …

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