.NET Goes Open Source

Some big news in the .NET/Microsoft world today: the .NET runtime (roughly equivalent to the JVM in the Java world) will now be fully open source (MIT License) and cross-platform. This means .NET will be fully supported on the Mac and Linux. It looks like the aims of Mono, the current community-driven cross-platform open source implementation of .NET, […]

Recent Azure Highlights – November 2013

Earlier this week Scott Guthrie had a another round of announcements (just two weeks since the last round) of Azure awesomeness . Highlights included: Web Sites now support remote debugging WebSocket support for Azure Web Sites Continuous delivery support for Git in TFS Some takeaways for me are that Azure Web Sites are receiving the same TLC […]

.NET/Azure Folks: Learn Reactive Programming

On November 4th, the course Principles of Reactive Programming will start on Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/course/reactive. While the course is not taught in .NET, the principles are platform agnostic but is particularly targeted at building distributed and scalable systems. You can learn more about the characteristics of these systems here: http://www.reactivemanifesto.org. One of the course instructors is Erik Meijer, a former architect […]