[Last Week in .NET #101] – Remodeling dotnet

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. ๐Ÿ“…

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. ๐Ÿ

The current work in progress to get Linux (?) controls working on MAUI. I want to believe. ๐Ÿ›ธ

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. ๐Ÿ’ธ

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. ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Custom Dev Container Features for when you want to install development needs via Docker for VS Code. ๐Ÿšข

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. ๐Ÿ™Š

.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. ๐Ÿคฏ

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. ๐Ÿคจ

Sorry for the lateness on this one, I’m currently going through a surprise Bathroom Remodel.

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