Understanding Microsoft’s Support Policies for .NET Core

Microsoft’s support for .NET Core 2.0 will end on October 1, 2018. Why? To answer that question, let us explore Microsoft’s .NET Core support policy. Each release of .NET Core is designated as either a “Current” release or a “Long Term Support (LTS)” release. Current Releases A Current release is one that includes new features […]

GitHub Continues to Grow in 2017

GitHub has been around nearly 10 years, and they recently completed their annual look at the State of the Octoverse. Use of GitHub has grown to 24 million developers across 200 countries. 6.7 million new developers joined GitHub in the last year. GitHub is now comprised of over 67 million repositories, 25.3 million of which […]

.NET Conf 2017 Videos

This year’s .NET Conf, a free virtual conference for everyone interested in .NET development, recently took place. The three day event was live streamed on Microsoft’s Channel 9 website, and was co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. There were sessions on a variety of topics, such as .NET, ASP.NET, Visual Studio, Entity Framework, WinForms/WPF/UWP, Xamarin, C#, […]

Publishing New npm Packages Now Require Email Verification

Starting on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017, you will be required to verify your email address in order to publish new packages. This change applies to new packages only – You will not need to verify your email address to publish new versions of existing packages. With the popularity and growth of npm, it has increasingly […]

Download Free Microsoft E-books [2017]

Every year, Eric Ligman from Microsoft posts links to free Microsoft e-books that you can download. This year he has posted links to more books than ever before, on a variety of topics such as Azure, Dynamics CRM, .NET, Xamarin, Windows, Office, Power BI, PowerShell, SharePoint, SQL Server, and more. I have found a number […]