Last Thursday, I attended an awesome ALT.NET meetup made up of 3 speakers here in Paris. It is organized every last Thursday each month. It is a great opportunity to give a talk/light talk for a friendly audience.
ALT.Net is a group of passionate .NET developers looking to improve the way software is developed. They recognize that there is no single solution to a problem but that there is a multitude of alternatives that can be applied in different situations.
Such a community is a place dedicated to sharing these alternatives, so that "alternative developers" can collectively learn, encourage and teach these new ideas. Meetings are organized monthly in Paris.
[TALK#1] Rui Carvalho : News, Development on VS for Mac and SQL Server Linux (sqlserveronlinux.com)
Rui — who is using ASP.NET Core on production — talked about a few updates on the latest news and announcements and did a small presentation specifically on these new alternatives that could change a lot about our way of working.
The speaker recommanded a nice tool for sql server on linux named sql-cli. It is easy to install it using node :
- npm install -g sql-cli
[TALK#2] Tomasz Jaskula : Developing in F# on .NET Core
Tomasz made a small introduction of development in F# on .NET Core. He wrote using Visual Studio Code on Mac a (FizzBuzz Kata) to show that F# is present on the new platform and that the alternative tools already present today are very functional. The code is hosted in Github here.
[TALK#3] Stephane Belkheraz : Caching in .NET Core
Stephane is writing a book on ASP.NET Core. He presented during his talk the different cache options on .Net Core that have evolved well.
The use of the Middleware Owin cache
.NET Cache with the MemoryCache object
MVC - HTML caching with TagHelpers Cache
MVC - Use the ResponseCache attribute
Use the session
The demos are hosted in Github here.
After the talks, I had a great fun to discuss with some of the attendees.