Josh Varty

Hands-on with Roslyn — from fundamentals to writing code

Date: This event took place live on May 26 2015

Presented by: Josh Varty

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Microsoft first started working on the new C#/VB compiler six years ago. 3.5 million lines of code later, it can be hard to know what to make of it all. Why rewrite a compiler from scratch? How can everyday developers take advantage of this new compiler?

Join Josh as we explore the basics of Roslyn and how you can get started writing code analyzers with Roslyn. We'll start by taking a look at the fundamentals of Roslyn; the syntax and symbol APIs. From there we'll implement an analyzer with a codefix. Along the way we'll take a look at tools that make working with Roslyn easier. We'll conclude by taking some time to explore some of the inspiring tools being built with Roslyn.

About Josh Varty

Josh Varty is the CEO and co-founder of Code Connect, a startup building developer tools. He's been programming for ten years and has been working with Roslyn for the last two. Josh is passionate about open-source and creating tools that help us better understand the software we build. He maintains a blog series called "Learn Roslyn Now" aimed at helping introduce developers to the Roslyn compiler.

Twitter: @thisisjoshvarty

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