.NET 7 Networking Improvements
Some low-level network improvements that make things "just work" as expected.
Since strings are immutable, it's an unnecessary allocation of a new string to call
substring of a string. By using
Slice instead, you get a window into a subset of an existing memory range.
string dateString = "12-03-2022"; var d = dateString.Substring(3, 2);
ReadOnlySpan<char> dateSpan = dateString; var d = dateSpan.Slice(3, 2);
A new method was added in .Net 6:
ArgumentNullException.ThrowIfNull(arg). I didn't know that, but now I do and I'll try and use it.
In .Net 7 they've also added
The article goes on to propose some more methods, but the proposals have been rejected by the .Net team.
A first look behind the scenes of minimal API endpoints
Minimal APIs were introduced in .Net 6 and allow an app to be reduced to a few lines:
WebApplicationBuilder builder = new WebApplication.CreateBuilder(args); WebApplication app = builder.Build(); app.MapGet("/", () => "Hello world!"); app.Run();
This blob post looks at the code behind that makes this possible.
As well as minimal APIs, .Net 7 also added comparable support to MVC controllers, ie ways of parsing parameters from the request URI and body.