Microsoft has announced the general availability of .NET Framework 4.7. This version was released exclusively with the Windows 10 Creators Update (included in-box) last month. Now, with the general availability, the reach of .NET 4.7 is widened.
Visual Studio for Mac is a new member of the Visual Studio family for mobile-first, cloud-first development. This video preview shows how to get started with Visual Studio for Mac and explores its rich capabilities for developing mobile apps with Xamarin and cloud back-ends with .NET Core.
.NET Core is a fast, modular, cross-platform, and open source platform for developing general purpose applications. Currently, it supports console apps, Libraries, Web Applications/Services, Windows 10 UWP and Xamarin forms.
Entity Framework can do a lot for us as Microsoft developers. First of all, it is capable of exposing the database as a set of objects. It does so by utilizing a couple of key classes. First and foremost, you need to be aware of DbContext. This class is at the heart of Entity Framework Code-First.