We are happy to release .NET 6 Release Candidate 1. It is the first of two “go live” release candidate releases that are supported in production. For the last month or so, the team has been focused exclusively on quality improvements that resolve functional or performance issues in new features or regressions in existing ones.
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Today, we are releasing the .NET September 2021 Updates. These updates contains reliability and other improvements. See the individual release notes for details on updated packages.
You can download 5.0.10 and 3.1.19 versions for Windows, macOS, and Linux, for x86, x64,
The .NET 6 project started in late 2020 as we were finishing .NET 5 where we started the journey to unify the .NET platform runtimes, libraries, and SDK. .NET 5 proved to be a very successful release, the first of the annual November releases,
The release of EF Core 6.0 is right on the horizon (as I write this). The team has been hard at work adding features. One area of focus is the Azure Cosmos DB experience. We received feedback that many developers would prefer to use the provider for Cosmos DB but are waiting for certain key features.
The post Taking the EF Core Azure Cosmos DB Provider for a Test Drive appeared first on .NET Blog.
For .NET 6, we have made FileStream much faster and more reliable, thanks to an almost entire re-write. For same cases, the async implementation is now a few times faster!
We also recognized the need of having more high-performance file IO features: concurrent reads and writes,
The Community Toolkit team is excited to announce the first pre-release two new .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) Toolkits:
As announced last month, these libraries are the evolution of the Xamarin Community Toolkits. They contain .NET MAUI Extensions,
The post Introducing the .NET MAUI Community Toolkit (Preview) appeared first on .NET Blog.
You might be completely new to .NET, or a seasoned C# / VB.NET developer who wants to expand their horizons. Either way, F# is a great language to learn.
F# makes it easy to write succinct, robust, and performant code. It has a lightweight syntax that requires very little code to build software.
.NET 6 is on the way, and I wanted to share some of my favorite new APIs in .NET and ASP.NET Core that you are going to love. Why are you going to love them? Well because they were directly driven by our fantastic .NET developer community!
Delegates are widely used in C# (and .NET, in general). Either as event handlers, callbacks, or as logic to be used by other code (as in LINQ).
Despite their wide usage, it’s not always obvious to the developer what delegate instantiation will look like.
Four years ago, around the time .NET Core 2.0 was being released, I wrote Performance Improvements in .NET Core to highlight the quantity and quality of performance improvements finding their way into .NET. With its very positive reception, I did so again a year later with Performance Improvements in .NET Core 2.1,