As the Labor Day weekend dwindles in the rear-view mirror we’re forced to confront reality: we’ll have to bid farewell to the felicities of summer and gear up for a new school year. It’s a bittersweet ritual of the season.
For .NET web developers there’s a significant new entry in the course catalog: Microsoft is moving ASP.NET Core 3.0 to general availability. The big announcement is set for September 23rd at .NET Conf 2019.
Haven’t bought your tickets yet?
No problem! .NET Conf is virtual this year, so everyone will be attending in the same class of service: no terrorizing cab rides, no standing in long lines, and no taking off your shoes unless you want to get comfortable.
If you feel the need to share the experience with your fellow techies in meatspace there are local events scheduled around the world. For UK developers, Twilio’s own Layla Porter, a regular contributor to the Twilio blog, is hosting a watch event in Milton Keynes with food and drink!
If you’re a freshman ASP.NET developer, a major version release might make you might feel like you’re showing up for the first day of class in your pyjamas. Fear not: we have a few selections to add to your reading list to get you prepped:
Shawn Wildermuth took his first look at ASP.NET Core 3.0 and here’s what he found.
Blogger and Twilio Voices contributor Andrew Lock also took a look under the hood of the ASP.NET Core 3.0 startup process. In Part 2 of the series he looks at differences in Startup.cs across the 3.0 project templates.
If you want to keep up with breaking news about ASP.NET—and we mean “breaking” in the literal sense of the word—definitely follow aspnet/Announcements on GitHub. Nate McMaster and crew provide a heads-up (or “duck and cover”) on breaking changes in the framework.
Rick Anderson and the super-awesome team at docs.microsoft.com have put together a step-by-step guide for converting from ASP.NET 2.2 to 3.0. There’s also a guide to what’s new in the latest-and-greatest version of C#.
If you’re into microservices, Shayne Boyer, Glenn Condron, and Ryan Nowak, have an episode on Channel 9 that you won’t want to miss.
As the days grow shorter and colder in the Northern Hemisphere you can keep warm and get smart on ASP.NET Core 3.0 by the glow of your monitor. And be sure to tune in here to twilio.com/blog for tips on building the future of communications with Twilio and ASP.NET Core 3.0.
If you’re a blogger or educator who’s interested in joining the list of boldface names published through the Twilio Voices program contact tech editor A. J. Saulsberry at firstname.lastname@example.org about writing your first essay. He grades on the curve.