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Here are the things that caught my eye recently in .NET. I’d love to hear what you found most interesting this week. Let me know in the comments or on Twitter.
gRPC vs HTTP APIs
ASP.NET Core now enables developers to build gRPC services. gRPC is an opinionated contract-first remote procedure call framework, with a focus on performance and developer productivity. gRPC integrates with ASP.NET Core 3.0, so you can use your existing ASP.NET Core logging, configuration, authentication patterns to build new gRPC services.
Perception of .NET
I thought this thread was fascinating. Very interesting to read some of the responses.
Rider with Kirill Skrygan
In this episode I interviewed Kirill about Rider and ReSharper from JetBrains. Some of you may know Kirill from his work on both the ReShrarper and Rider projects, and some of his work on the JetBrains open source projects.
Meet WebWindow, a cross-platform webview library for .NET Core
My last post investigated ways to build a .NET Core desktop/console app with a web-rendered UI without bringing in the full weight of Electron. This seems to have interested a lot of people, so I decided to upgrade it to newer technologies and add cross-platform support.
The result is a little NuGet package called WebWindow that you can add to any .NET Core console app. It can open a native OS window (Windows/Mac/Linux) containing web-based UI, without your app having to bundle either Node or Chromium.
I’ve also decoupled it from Blazor. You can now host any kind of web UI inside the window. The repo contains a sample that uses Vue.js, and another that uses Blazor.