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Last Week in .NET

Author: George Stocker

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A podcast that details the happenings around the .NET ecosystem, generally a week at a time. I can neither confirm nor deny that there will be attempts at humor involved.

For any confusion caused to fishermen thinking they've gotten a new podcast devoted to the tools of fishing, I am sorry. This is about the technology stack. Naming is hard.
23 Episodes
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Solarwinds got hacked; and dozens of US Government Agencies were infiltrated. Microsoft navel-gazes into its eco-system problems; and there's a little bit of "If it's good for Apple it's good for us" going on too.
A nasty RCE has been patched; .NET 5.0.1 has been released; and there's a new site that lets you find blogs for any tech stack.
December 6th was the 31st anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre; we dive into some Microservices tools and framework improvements in .NET 5; and Windows Terminal may get... Stories?
Microsoft now spies on your productivity in O365; lots of helpful packages abound this week around tough problems; and everyone is hung over from too much turkey.
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.
MARS Attacks

MARS Attacks

2020-10-1308:04

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?

Is it .NET or dotnet?

2020-10-0606:31

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?
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