Understanding the .NET ecosystem: The evolution of .NET into .NET 7

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  • .NET Runtime

    .NET is a cross-platform runtime for cloud, mobile, desktop, and IoT apps.

    Rider is pretty much the only decent option for me, if Linux is a requirement. However not even Rider supports .NET Hot Reloading (Edit and Continue), because Microsoft hasn't implemented runtime support for it in Linux. Doing so would probably work against their vested interest in rolling in Visual Studio subscriptions. Yet EnC is a significant timesaver for my projects, to the point where I find it hard to work without it.


    So there's no 100% perfect C# development solution for me except going back to Windows and Visual Studio. As they want it to be.

  • omnisharp-vim

    Vim omnicompletion (intellisense) and more for C#

    https://github.com/OmniSharp/Omnisharp-vim is a thing, but I don’t know how good it is. I would probably go with VSCode or Rider (and their respective Vim plugins), as they are quite productive for .NET.

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  • try-convert

    Helping .NET developers port their projects to .NET Core!

    dotnet upgrade assistant or dotnet try-convert can help with that.

    - dotnet try-convert: https://github.com/dotnet/try-convert

  • ASP.NET Core

    ASP.NET Core is a cross-platform .NET framework for building modern cloud-based web applications on Windows, Mac, or Linux.


  • CoreWF

    WF runtime ported to work on .NET 6


  • wcf

    This repo contains the client-oriented WCF libraries that enable applications built on .NET Core to communicate with WCF services.


  • csharp-language-server

    Roslyn-based LSP language server for C#

    Sadly, OmniSharp (the LSP for vscode and nvim) isn't all that great. The performance is incredibly bad, easily orders of magnitude worse than VS and Rider.

    There is this alternative LSP, which I plan to try out still: https://github.com/razzmatazz/csharp-language-server

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