I don’t know if I told you this, but Khalid Abuakmeh is on a mission to change the name from .NET to dotnet.
I get it. I do. .NET is hard to search for, people end up typing .net or dot net or dotnet anyway, so why not just make the name what the people type?
I can see their point of view. It’s not like the .NET name means anything anyway, I mean, heck, even Microsoft couldn’t explain it.
But ultimately, rebranding efforts are hard enough with a company good at (what amounts to) consumer marketing. And that’s an area of growth for Microsoft.
With that aside, let’s get into what happened Last Week in .NET.
There were a flurry of releases last week (speaking of, what do you call multiple releases? Is it a flurry?) with .NET 7.0 RC 1, [.NET 6.0.9](https://github.com/dotnet/core/blob/main/release-notes/6.0/6.0.9/6.0.9.md and .NET 3.1.29 all getting version bumps. All of these releases address a CVE with the model binder under the CVE Number CVE-2022-38013.
I give it about 2 years until Microsoft dumps version numbers entirely and moves to CalVer. This is simply an unsustainable Pace of version numbers. 📅
Because we all need a little fun in our life; a joke design ended up making the N-Gage what it was. Also, if you’re of the demographic that doesn’t know the G-word in that article, I recommend… No, I strongly recommend… No, let me try again: DO NOT GOOGLE THAT WORD. There. I warned you. 🐐
The current work in progress to get Linux (?) controls working on MAUI. I want to believe. 🛸
The .NET foundation is removing its $100 membership fee. I’d rather they keep the $100 membership fee and act like an independent open source foundation instead of a mouthpiece for whatever antics Microsoft is up to in the .NET space. It’s not even subtle at this point. 💸
Entity Framework 7 RC 1 is out, and I’m glad they dropped the ‘core’ moniker because this isn’t just the essentials any more, this rivals the size of EF 6. 👣
Custom Dev Container Features for when you want to install development needs via Docker for VS Code. 🚢
Uber was hacked in part because the attacker told them he was hacking them and they thought it was a joke. I can’t add a punchline to that. 🙊
.NET 7 static AOT Initialization being demonstrated in drawing a circle, with … no code to compute the circle. I agree with Miguel on this one, that’s… impressive. 🤯
Geoff Huntley explains why it’s legally problematic to use VS code. I’m not saying I agree with the viewpoint, but I agree we need to look at these things more critically. 🤨
Sorry for the lateness on this one, I’m currently going through a surprise Bathroom Remodel.