Helpful tips if you want to build .NET 5 applications; a new fuzzer; and the galaxy brain meme comes to C#
.NET 5 is released; VB.NET is... stable, and the hipster C# (F#) gets some updates.
Entity Framework Core team probably isn't sleeping, .NET 5 Drops tomorrow, and hardcoded special characters will be the death of us all.
We dive deeper into the non-bug bug around String comparison and globalization; and we wait patiently for .NET 5 to drop.
There's a b^H^H I mean feature with string.IndexOf in .NET 5, and there exists at least one person out there combining Blazor with ABAC. In a way, we're all stronger through this adversity. I think.
Microsoft fixes 87 security bugs, countless CVEs, and reminds us they have money to spend, just not on non-Microsoft Open Source Projects.
Glaring bug with MARS (Multiple Active Result Sets) on EF / SqlClient for Linux on .NET Core; and a whole bunch of stuff that's less bad. Except for the Labor Dept.'s bonehead move.
Two Conferences walked into a bar, one named .NET Conf and one named dotnetconf. Confusion ensues.
A special magic string that can destroy systems that save your passwords in plain text, and we're partying like it's 1999 because up is down, and Code Project is back.
.NET 5 RC 1 is released; and the .NET community learns an uncomfortable truth: People would rather learn node than learn .NET.
Two major CVEs in the wild, one patched; EF Core gained some quarantine weight, but I'm not one to judge. I eat junk food, and EF Core adds features. We all deal with these "unprecedented times" in our own way.
.NET 5 Preview 8 is out; and a blog post asks: is blazor the future of development?
Microsoft waits 2 years to patch an exploit in the wild, and other news from last week.
Microsoft releases updates to all its .NET ecosystem tooling to account for another big CVE; Microsoft humble-brags about OSS.
Microsoft reminds everyone that Ignite is coming; .NET Core refuses to be built.
Stack Overflow releases its performance metrics; Hacker News Cries. The .NET foundation released its "State of the Foundation" report, and I go deep into what the .NET foundation is, who it's for, and I ask the question: Are they the interest group we need them to be?
.NET 5 Preview 7 is out; and more info on CVE 2020-1147.
This week on Last Week in .NET: .NET patches a pretty bad CVE that exploits XML; Github tells its non-US employees at NPM to take a paycut (by up to 50%) or work somewhere else; and Microsoft releases more previews of its forthcoming WinUI.
This Episode in Last Week in .NET, We talk about .NET Maui, UTC dates, release notes for .NET 5 Preview 6 and the continuing embarrassment for Microsoft that is the AppGet Debacle.