ReSharper Ultimate 2018.3 Available

JetBrains work hard to make .NET coders happy - learn more about the latest and last 2018 update of popular tool
20 December 2018   568

JetBrains released last 2018 update for its .NET tools. In particular, the ReSharper Ultimate  received automatic annotation of arguments and definition of the code format, as well as TypeScript 3.0 support and earlier - Visual Studio 2019.

When calling methods, the code editor now annotates the value of the argument with the parameter name. This allows you to better understand what it is responsible for.

The developers have configured automatic detection and "alignment" of the code format. In addition, there was an autodetection of the style of the names used. Typically, ReSharper follows the naming conventions proposed by Microsoft. However, now, if the developer deviates from them, the editor himself adapts to the new principles and does not display warnings about the mismatch of names.

To simplify unit testing, the JetBrains team added a set of code verification methods with quick edits and tips for further actions depending on the context. In order for ReSharper to comply with information processing standards (FIPS, USA), the developers abandoned the md5 hashing algorithm and eliminated all cases of its use in the editor code.

Other key features:

  • ReSharper C ++: improved code refactoring, support for C ++ / CLI, work of Go to Declaration and Search Everywhere commands, error detection in templates.
  • dotCover: improved filter system. Now they are divided into two groups - runtime filters and result filters.
  • dotTrace: added tool integration to JetBrains Rider. Now you can configure and run profiling sessions, take snapshots and analyze them in the built-in viewer.
  • dotMemory: added a new condition for snapshot - if the amount of memory used exceeds a certain number of megabytes.
  • dotPeek: added support for decompiling more C # 7.x functions and copying the fully qualified name (FQN) character to the clipboard.

Get more info at official blog

.NET Standard 2.1 to be Released

IT giant added a lot of new features and updates to its programming platform standard
07 November 2018   736

Microsoft developers have updated .NET Standard to version 2.1, adding to it a number of improvements and a large number of APIs. .NET Standard is a set of common interface specifications for the .NET Framework, .NET Core, Mono, Xamarin, and others. A library that meets the specifications of .NET Standard can be used on other .NET platforms.

Main updates:

  • Span data type support for all platforms. Span allows to work with strings, arrays and other types of data, and also introduces an abstraction of access to a certain section of memory for both read and write. This will simplify development. In general, Span is at the heart of most performance improvements in .NET Core 2.1.
  • Foundational-API - updated standard for performance. It, unlike Span, expands the list of program interfaces, and not data types.
  • Updated ValueTask type for high load scripts. ValueTask returns the result if the operation is performed synchronously without creating a new task, which affects the overall software performance. Using ValueTask allows to minimize the overhead of a PC or server. The type itself appeared in .NET Core 2.1, and in the new version it additionally uses such types as Socket and NetworkStream.
  • Reflection emit adds type generation technology 'on the fly'. Separately, it has already been used, but now it is included in the standard. The .NET ecosystem usually makes extensive use of dynamic functions, so Reflection emit allows to optimize system performance.
  • The previously used SIMD API is now included in .NET Standard in the NuGet package.
  • There was a primitive DbProviderFactories. It makes it easier for libraries and applications to use ADO.NET technology. The registered instance of DbProviderFactory is selected by name from the database configuration parameters.
  • Functions System.HashCode and System.String added to base class libraries.

In .NET Standard 2.1, it is planned to add about 3 thousand APIs, some of which will be simply updated, while others will be completely new. This solves the problem of sharing code for .NET developers on all platforms. Learn more at official blog.