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blazor first preview
28/03/2018 - Jamie Taylor
Blazor's first public preview

Steve Sanderson and Daniel Roth recently announced the first public preview of Blazor - Steve announced it on Reddit and Daniel on the ASP NET Blog.

You'll remember that I wrote a little about Blazor a few weeks back. Since then I've been watching the news for anything and everything Blazor, and it's certainly starting to do the rounds.

Both Steve and Daniel have been on .NET…

Blazor - a new/old experiment
12/02/2018 - Jamie Taylor
Blazor - a new/old experiment

Blazor is the name of an experiment which Steve Sanderson has been running for eight months, namely: Can we run .NET in a web browser?

What is Blazor?

Essentially, Blazor uses WebAssembly to bootstrap a cut down Mono run time within the browser. It’s described in the official GitHub repository in the following way:

Blazor uses only the latest web standards. No plugins or tran…

.NET Core 2.0 Released
29/08/2017 - Jamie Taylor
.NET Core 2.0 Released

Recently, Microsoft have released a wide selection of new technologies, making the whole software development team at Audacia extremely excited:

  • .NET Standard 2.0
  • .NET Core 2.0
  • Entity Framework Core 2.0
  • ASP.NET Core 2.0
  • Visual Studio 2017 update 15.3

Since .NET Core (or .NET vNext as it was known at the time) was open-sourced it's development has flown, as evidenced by the …

JavaScript to TypeScript
10/05/2017 - Liam Ward
JavaScript to TypeScript

TypeScript is a language written by Microsoft. The latest version of TypeScript (2.3) was released on 27/04/2017.

TypeScript is to JavaScript what which SASS and LESS are to CSS - a super-set of the language with additional functionality to improve the coding experience. 

TypeScript is cross-compiled into JavaScript so that it can be used in web browsers. A map file is create…

Visual Studio 2017 Released
08/03/2017 - Philip Rashleigh
Visual Studio 2017 Released

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of our development environment of choice, Microsoft's Visual Studio.

Along with the celebrations of the last twenty years of coding with Microsoft technologies, and their gigantic impact on the software industry, the day also bought the release of the latest version, Visual Studio 2017.

The new version brings a huge array of new tools for we…

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