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Throw TFMs at the wall and see what sticks?

Helpful tips if you want to build .NET 5 applications; a new fuzzer; and the galaxy brain meme comes to C#

.NET Framework is dead, long live .NET!

.NET 5 is released; VB.NET is... stable, and the hipster C# (F#) gets some updates.

EF Stands for "Ever Frantically" releasing code

Entity Framework Core team probably isn't sleeping, .NET 5 Drops tomorrow, and hardcoded special characters will be the death of us all.

Always use a culture when comparing strings, just like your mama taught you

We dive deeper into the non-bug bug around String comparison and globalization; and we wait patiently for .NET 5 to drop.

It's not a bug, just a feature you didn't expect

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.

Patch Tuesday? More like Replace Tuesday, amirite?

Microsoft fixes 87 security bugs, countless CVEs, and reminds us they have money to spend, just not on non-Microsoft Open Source Projects.

MARS Attacks

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.

Is it .NET or dotnet?

Two Conferences walked into a bar, one named .NET Conf and one named dotnetconf. Confusion ensues.

A Magic String that takes down your system

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 looking for a few good Daredevils

.NET 5 RC 1 is released; and the .NET community learns an uncomfortable truth: People would rather learn node than learn .NET.

CVEs mean always having to patch your systems.

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.

August 29, 2020 - Blazor, the new Silverlight?

.NET 5 Preview 8 is out; and a blog post asks: is blazor the future of development?

August 22, 2020 - Why we can't have nice things

Microsoft waits 2 years to patch an exploit in the wild, and other news from last week.

August 15, 2020 - Patch, Patch, Patch!

Microsoft releases updates to all its .NET ecosystem tooling to account for another big CVE; Microsoft humble-brags about OSS.

August 8, 2020 - You can build .NET when *I* say you can

Microsoft reminds everyone that Ignite is coming; .NET Core refuses to be built.

August 1, 2020 - .NET Foundation: Friend or Foe?

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?

July 25, 2020 - There's bugs in them releases

.NET 5 Preview 7 is out; and more info on CVE 2020-1147.

July 18, 2020 - Github tries out villany

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.

July 11, 2020 - Microsoft's Marketing Team Strikes Again!

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.

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