Zure Digest is a collection of Azure and other development-related links, curated by the Azure Guild of the Zure. This edition focuses on the most interesting highlights, especially from Ignite and .NET Conf. 2021. Enjoy!
The introduction of full JMS 2.0 compliance for Service Bus Premium in the beginning of 2021 is convincing more and more customers to drop their existing, expensive JMS message broker products, in some cases even on-premises clusters, and replace them with Azure Service Bus, for existing workloads. Those workloads have often been built with the assumption of message size limits exceeding the prior Azure Service Bus limit of 1 MByte per message, which was a blocker for adoption. With the new maximum message size of 100MByte, the vast majority of customers are now unblocked for their migrations.
Since OpenAI, an AI research and deployment company, introduced its groundbreaking GPT-3 natural language model platform last year, users have discovered countless things that these AI models can do with their powerful and comprehensive understanding of language. For instance, a sports franchise that’s developing a new app to engage with fans during games could use the models’ ability to quickly and abstractly summarize information to convert transcripts of live television commentary into game highlights that someone could choose to include within the app.
At Ignite, we announced Azure Container Apps, a serverless application centric hosting service where users do not see or manage any underlying VMs, orchestrators, or other cloud infrastructure. Azure Container Apps enables executing application code packaged in any container and is unopinionated about runtime or programming model. Applications can scale in response to HTTP requests, events (e.g. storage queue messages, Kafka topics, etc.), or simply run as always-on background jobs. Azure Container Apps addresses specific requirements for microservices including encrypted service to service communication and the independent versioning and scaling of services.
Develop web applications with real-time messaging using Azure Web PubSub, a fully managed service that supports native and serverless WebSockets. Create loosely coupled, scalable applications—including chats, live broadcasting, and IoT dashboards—with the publish-subscribe messaging pattern. Keep your focus on functionality while Web PubSub manages the flow of data and content to your webpages and mobile applications.
.NET Conf is a free, three-day, virtual developer event that celebrates the major releases of the .NET development platform. It is co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft, and sponsored by the .NET Foundation and our ecosystem partners. Come celebrate and learn about what you can do with .NET 6.
Welcome to .NET 6. Today’s release is the result of just over a year’s worth of effort by the .NET Team and community. C# 10 and F# 6 deliver language improvements that make your code simpler and better.
I am really excited to announce that we’ve reached general availability for Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6, both of which are now available for download. Visual Studio 2022 will help you go from idea to code faster than ever. Developer productivity and quality-of-life improvements are at the heart of Visual Studio 2022, and we’re excited for you to try it out.
Today, we are happy to announce the release of C# 10 as part of .NET 6 and Visual Studio 2022. In this post, we’re covering a lot of the new C# 10 features that make your code prettier, more expressive, and faster.
.NET 6 is now released! ASP.NET Core in .NET 6 includes everything you need to build rich modern web UI and powerful back-end services. Here’s a sampling of the great new features and improvements in ASP.NET Core for .NET 6
NuGet 6.0 is one of many releases in our .NET unification journey. Our NuGet tooling helps developers discover new .NET packages to use for their .NET applications, while making package management easier during your daily development
The Azure Functions team is excited to announce the general availability (GA) of Azure Functions 4.0. This is the latest release of Azure Functions that supports: .NET 6, Node.js 14, Python 3.7-3.9, Java 8 & 11, PowerShell 7.0, and other languages and runtimes using custom handlers.
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