.NET Foundation November 2019 Update

Here's the November 2019 .NET Foundation update. Every month, we'll give you a quick overview of the .NET Open Source landscape, including top project news, events, community links and more.

This month's update includes:

  • Action Group Update: Outreach Team
  • .NET Foundation Project Updates
  • Meetups

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Action Group Update: Outreach Team

We sent out a survey to hear from .NET developers all over the world the best ways the .NET foundation could help them in their careers. Thank you to everyone on this list for sharing with us what you'd like to see from the foundation. We got 232 responses. Of respondents 34.9% of them were already foundation members. Here are some things we learned:

  • 55.7% of responders and the top answer to this poll was "Help me to contribute to open source" This is exciting to learn as it presents a clear way for the foundation to add value to the community. Both to new contributors and projects under our umbrella. 
  • The second two most requested ways the foundation could help community members were conference sponsorships with 43.5% of the votes and speaking opportunities with 39.2% of the vote. There is also a lot of opportunities for us there. 

We've scheduled a follow up meeting to discuss next steps. You can join that meeting and share your availability here. Here are some pull quotes we enjoyed reading from this anonymous survey:

I attended the .net virtual conference. That was amazing. I wished if the time zone matches with mine for the conference. Tried to find the clues for the treasure hunt. But I couldn't. I missed many things. Come to India. Plan the next developer conference in India. I am eagerly waiting for it because I am a dotnet developer and I love .net. Thank you. I wish I could get a .net sticker(goodie) from you.

Your focus in this is on underrepresented groups, which is very good. While not a member of an unrepresented group, I totally support what you're doing because action and values associated with diversity and inclusion makes our professional community better.

Despite becoming opensource and free, I believe Dotnet technologies still don't have their place in schools and among computer science majored students, although many enterprises rely on .net, it doesn't have the place that it should have among students. Yet, to think about it these students are the workforce of the future so if they don't get a chance to become familier with .net in schools they may not use it when they enter enterprise world. Therefore, I believe it is of high value for .net foundation and Microsoft to dedicate some resources and put some effort in order to establish .net in universities.

Thanks for the .NET Foundation. Please keep up the great work and engagement with the community.

-Sara Chipps (Director, Outreach team leader)


.NET Foundation Project Updates

Steeltoe 2.4 Boosts .NET Microservices Development with a Code Generator, New Getting Started Guides, and More

The Steeltoe framework helps .NET developers create cloud-native applications. As its feature set grows, so does its popularity (5.8 MM downloads and counting). Much of this innovation comes from your feedback, community contributions, and all-round improvements in the .NET runtime. The latest version, Steeltoe 2.4, boosts .NET microservices development with a code generator, new getting started guides, and more.
 


Polly

Polly version 7.2.0 has been released!

  • New concurrent method support on PolicyRegistry - targets managing a dynamic set of circuit-breakers for use cases when the set of downstream nodes may be changing dynamically, eg in distributed systems scale-out.
  • Better .NET Framework support: Re-added explicit targets in Polly nuget package for .NET Framework 4.6.1 and 4.7.2, to avoid large dependency graph when consuming Polly from .NET 4.6.x - 4.7.1.

Meetups

Our .NET Foundation sponsored .NET Meetup Pro groups are continuing to grow worldwide. Here are some quick stats:

  • 340 Groups
  • 61 Countries
  • 260K Members

Our .NET Meetup Pro group helps developers find your group, as well as get involved with local events like .NET Conf Local. If your meetup hasn't joined yet, you can right here.


Connect with the .NET Foundation online

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