.NET Core and More

T12 .NET Standard, .NET Core, Why and How?


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Laurent Bugnion

Cloud Developer Advocate


.NET Standard is the new way to create portable assemblies. After learning about portable class libraries in the past years, it is now time to upgrade our game and start coding for Linux, Mac OS and other platforms in addition to Windows. More and more libraries are getting ported to .NET Standard, sometimes really easily and sometimes more painfully. In this session, Laurent Bugnion, the creator of the popular open source MVVM Light Toolkit, will help you understand why .NET Standard can benefit you. We'll talk about ASP.NET Core, see how easily we can containerize and deploy our web applications to Linux on Azure. Finally Laurent will also talk about his experiences converting his open source framework to .NET Standard.

You will learn:

  • Understand what .NET Standard and .NET Core are
  • Prepare yourself to convert your own libraries to .NET Standard
  • Hear "from the field" how to work around issues