Demystifying .NET Standard

Clearing up the confusion

David Pine

5 minute read

Intro Monday, August 14th was an amazing day to be a .NET developer! As the world celebrates another triumphant series of announcements from Microsoft, there is still confusion amongst the masses. What is this .NET Standard thing? What does it mean to target .NET Standard versus .NET Core, or even the .NET Framework? As a developer, what .NET should I target and why? Are Portable Class Libraries (PCLs) dead? Developer Community All of these questions have already been answered, you just have to know where to look.

Perusing C# 7.1

The language features you've been waiting for

David Pine

6 minute read

Earlier this year in March – Visual Studio 2017 was released. With this the world was given C# 7, checkout my post on “Exploring C# 7” here. In this post we will peruse C# 7.1, the first incremental release while C# 8 is being fleshed out. Async Main Since the release of C# 5, developers have either embraced the async and await keywords or fumbled along the way feebly attempting to comprehend them.

How to organize an amazing technical conference

Behind the scenes of MKE DOT NET

David Pine

6 minute read

Story Time This is my third year organizing MKE DOT NET, so I’ve been accumulating plenty of interesting stories. Last year I was fortunate enough to have convinced Scott Hanselman to be our keynote speaker. Yes, “the Scott Hanselman” - arguably the worlds most influential person in the tech industry. I was his ride to and from the airport and the conversations we had actually led to several key changes. As a result MKE DOT NET will be even better than ever before!