May
10
2018

Our Favourite Blog Posts from April

by Jack

This month there's lots of exciting news coming out of Microsoft Build 2018. But there were also plenty of interesting articles last month - here are our favourites.

BlazeDown: An Experiment with Markdown and Blazor - Ed Charbeneau

https://www.telerik.com/blogs/blazedown-experiment-with-markdown-and-blazor

Ed Charbeneau has been experimenting with Blazor, a .NET web framework, to create a .NET markdown editor that runs in the browser. You can try it out here.

Sneak Peek at WebAssembly Studio - Michael Bebenita

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/04/sneak-peek-at-webassembly-studio/

WebAssembly is the magic that makes .NET run in the browser. This article shows off an online IDE that Mozilla have created to teach people about WebAssembly. You can compile their sample program, written in C, to WebAssembly and then inspect the output. What's nice is that you can hover over keywords to find out what they can do. Try writing your own functions and see how they are compiled to WebAssembly.

First Steps with Nullable Reference Types - Jon Skeet

https://codeblog.jonskeet.uk/2018/04/21/first-steps-with-nullable-reference-types/

C# 8, which is still in preview, introduces nullable reference types. Jon Skeet shares his thoughts as he updates one of his libraries to use this new feature.

What's New for Xamarin Developers in Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.7 Preview 3 - Pierce Boggan

https://blog.xamarin.com/visual-studio-2017-version-15-7-preview-3/

Visual Studio keeps getting better. We're excited about the improvements that will make building cross platform apps even easier, especially the improved IntelliSense for Xamarin Forms.

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