What is Rider IDE?

Overview of integrated development environment for .NET development
22 August 2017   1023

JetBrains are well known developers of different IDEs, among them:

  • RubyMine
  • PyCharm
  • PhpStorm 
  • and Kotlin, programming language

Today we will give you a small review of Rider - an IDE for .NET developers. It was released recently.

Features of Rider IDE

  • Cross-platform .NET IDE: you can use it on Windows, Mac and Linux. Rider lets you develop ASP.NET, .NET Core, .NET Framework, Xamarin and Unity applications.
  • Languages supported by Rider include C#, VB.NET, F#, ASP.NET’s Razor syntax, JavaScript, TypeScript, XAML, HTML, CSS, SCSS, LESS, JSON, and SQL.
  • Rider’s feature set includes 2,000+ live code inspections across the supported languages, 500+ refactorings, a variety of code base navigation helpers, a unit test runner, debugger, rich coding assistance, and a lot more advanced IDE features.

Learn more at JetBrains website.

What is Nethereum?

Introduction to Ethereum .Net cross platform integration library
18 December 2017   2012

What is Nethereum?

Nethereum is the .Net integration library for Ethereum, simplifying the access and smart contract interaction with Ethereum nodes both public or permissioned like Geth, Parity or Quorum.

Nethereum is developed targeting netstandard 1.1, net451 and also as a portable library, hence it is compatible with all the operating systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android and OSX) and has been tested on cloud, mobile, desktop, Xbox, hololens and windows IoT.

According to official docs, upcoming releases will include functionalities such as DevP2P, Plasma and Micro-Payments.

Main features:

  • JSON RPC / IPC Ethereum core methods.
  • Geth management API (admin, personal, debugging, miner).
  • Parity management API.
  • Quorum integration.
  • Simplified smart contract interaction for deployment, function calling, transaction and event filtering and decoding of topics.
  • Unity 3d Unity integration.
  • ABI to .Net type encoding and decoding, including attribute based for complex object deserialization.
  • Hd Wallet
  • Transaction, RLP and message signing, verification and recovery of accounts.
  • Libraries for standard contracts Token, ENS and Uport
  • Integrated TestRPC testing to simplify TDD and BDD (Specflow) development.
  • Key storage using Web3 storage standard, compatible with Geth and Parity.
  • Simplified account life cycle for both managed by third party client (personal) or stand alone (signed transactions).
  • Low level Interception of RPC calls.
  • Code generation of smart contracts services.

Learn more at GitHub.