Wynn caught up with Phil Haack to talk about NuGet and growing the .NET open source community at GitHub.

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Items mentioned in the show:

  • Phil Haack, GitHubber, Microsoft alumnus, .NET open source guy.
  • NuGet is a Visual Studio extension that makes it easy to install and update third-party libraries and tools in Visual Studio.
  • log4net is often an open source trojan horse in the proprietary enterprise.
  • NuGet features a command line interface and also integrates with SharpDevelop.
  • Wynn asks what impact the names .NET and C# have had on SEO and adoption of Microsoft technology.
  • C# is the #11 most popular language on GitHub.
  • Tiobe places C# as #3 overall.
  • Line endings in Git are everyone’s problem.
  • GitHub may or may not be working on (GitHub for Windows®)™.
  • Phil likes SignalR, an async signaling library for .NET to help build real-time, multi-user interactive web applications.
  • Jabbr is a chat client showcase for SignalR.
  • NancyFx is a lightweight, low-ceremony, framework for building HTTP based services on .NET and Mono.
  • OWIN defines a standard interface between .NET web servers and web applications, much like Rack for Ruby.
  • Sammy.js was also Rat Pack-inspired.
  • Phil thinks LINQ and Reactive Extensions (Rx) are some innovations in .NET that should influence the broader community.
  • The await keyword in C# 5 will accelerate async adoption in .NET.
  • Wynn <3’s Hubot and especially likes the Dude and Mustachify scripts.
  • David Fowler, developer on the ASP.NET team and who works on NuGet and SignalR inspires Phil.

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