Microsoft unveils .NET Tech Community Forums – Visual Studio Magazine
Microsoft unveils .NET Tech Community Forums
Microsoft, in the process of unifying everything related to .NET with the upcoming .NET 6, has also unified the .NET communities, the latest move in this direction being the introduction of new forums.
The .NET Tech Community Forums site is now live and serves as a one-stop-shop for all .NET developer topics and discussions.
The new site was prompted by feedback from developers following last year’s introduction of Microsoft Q&A for .NET.
âWe have heard comments from our developer community that space is needed to have more interactions beyond Q&A,â said James Montemagno, senior program manager, .NET Community, in an article by blog of November 4. “You told us that you are looking for a dedicated forum where you have technical discussions, talk about best practices, discuss new versions and share practical tips.”
And that’s exactly what’s happening now, although the brand new site as of this writing only shows 67 members, nine spaces, eight threads, and no blog posts.
One of those members is Scott Hanselman, Microsoft’s leading community architect for the platform and web tools, who wrote an article yesterday titled “Who Uses Hot Reload?” Other articles covered C # 10, ASP.NET Core, Blazor and more.
The site allows developers to follow topics of interest to them via RSS or email updates, join other communities around special products or topics, create a profile and earn achievements.
âNo matter if you are a web developer, mobile and desktop developer, in microservices, data, machine learning, or just starting out, there is a discussion space for you!â said Montemagno. “Just join the .NET tech community, choose a discussion space, start a new discussion, and collaborate with other .NET developers!” ”
David Ramel is editor and writer for Converge360.