Rumors of Windows Forms death have been greatly exaggerated

This morning on my twitter feed, this surprising tweet showed up: We made the history! πŸΎπŸŽ† The new addition to the Windows Forms UI control family in 15 years! Coming to you in .NET 5.https://t.co/MvPctRHI9y Massive shout outs to Konstantin (the author) for his work, patience and commitment! πŸ™‡ — Igor Velikorossov (@IgorRussKie) April 18, 2020 Apparently, .NET 5 brings support for Windows TaskDialog to Windows Forms, and that is relevant for several reasons. »

Nicola Iarocci

Eve 1.0 has been released

Seven years since the first commit, I am glad to announce that Eve v1.0 has been released. Check it out on PyPI. If you are using Eve, Cerberus, FatturaElettronica for .NET or any other one of my open source projects in a revenue-generating product, it would make business sense to sponsor my open source development. Learn how to do that at my GitHub Sponsors page. Happy holidays to all of you and have a wonderful start in the new year. »

Nicola Iarocci

FatturaElettronica for .NET v2.0

Today I pushed version 2.0 of FatturaElettronica to NuGet. This release comes with full support for Fattura Semplificata, something that has been on the back-burner for a while. Special thanks to Gaetano Pizzol for single-handly contributing this feature. Now for the bad news. Since we were to add a new invoice type whereas so far we only had one, I decided to take the plunge and break backward compatibility a little bit. »

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Building a RESTful WebApi with F# and NetCore

It is a common misconception that F# is just for data science, machine learning, and quantitative finance; in the .NET eco-system you turn to C# for enterprise and web development and, eventually, you’ll look at F# for serious number crunching. While it is undoubtedly true that functional languages are ideally suited for solving numerical problems, some of them - and F# in particular - are perfectly fine for tackling so many different domains other than scientific ones. »

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NuGet Gems: DeepEqual

This handy little package does one simple thing, and it does it well. According to its description, DeepEqual is: An extensible deep comparison library for .NET. I am sure you too have come across this a few times. You have some code that shuffles around objects, and at some point, you’d like to make sure that two instances of the same class are, indeed, equal. And no, you don’t mean “equal” as in reference equality. »

Nicola Iarocci