Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw

Rider EAP 20: Xamarin Android, Node.js, .NET Core improvements, and more

Our build servers are still smoking, but they delivered something nice: a new Rider EAP build is available for download! Rider EAP 20 fixes a number of bugs, improves .NET Core support, has better NuGet performance, supports Xamarin Android applications, … Continue reading

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Webinar recording: Exploring .NET’s memory management

The recording of our recent webinar with Maarten Balliauw, Exploring .NET’s memory management, is now available: We’ll take a trip down memory lane and look into how .NET memory management works. We’ll start off with the .NET Garbage Collector (GC) is really cool … Continue reading

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Rider EAP update: .csproj-based .NET Core support (and how to migrate)

The latest Rider Early Access Program (EAP) build now supports working with .csproj-based .NET Core projects. In this post, let’s see what that means, what is supported (and what is yet to come) and how to migrate from the (deprecated) … Continue reading

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Webinar: Exploring .NET’s memory management

Join us Thursday, April 6, 16:00 – 17:00 CEST (check other timezones) for our free live webinar, Exploring .NET’s Memory Management, with Maarten Balliauw. In this webinar, we’ll take a trip down memory lane and look into how .NET memory management … Continue reading

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Language injections in Rider

Just like ReSharper, Rider supports language injections. In almost every project there are cases where we want to (or have to) embed a piece of code in a string literal. For example, pieces of HTML inside a JavaScript string, or a quick … Continue reading

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Smart Paste in Rider

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Smart Paste, a “little big feature” in Rider (as well as in ReSharper). It ensures the right escaping in string literals that are copy/pasted. For example, consider pasting The “Name” field is required into var error … Continue reading

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Using dotPeek to figure out why IIS crashed

Here’s a story on how I once used dotPeek to provide debugger symbols and (decompiled) source code for a crashed application for which we had nothing but the application assemblies available. Namespaces have been altered to protect the innocent. Nothing better … Continue reading

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Rider EAP update: Version control and database editor improvements

We already mentioned numerous times that Rider is built on top of ReSharper, analyzing our code in the background, and the IntelliJ platform, providing the front end and editor capabilities for our cross-platform IDE for .NET. Doing so lets us ship the best … Continue reading

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Rider EAP update: File watchers

One cool thing about Rider is that we can tap into the rich plugin ecosystem the IntelliJ platform brings. There are community plugins, and several JetBrains plugins as well. One of those was recently made available to work with Rider … Continue reading

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Rider EAP update: Working with NuGet

There’s no way around it: .NET development today and in the future means working with NuGet for bringing dependencies into our projects. Rider lets us install, update and remove NuGet packages, and automatically restores missing packages when a project is opened. … Continue reading

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