Going Interactive with C#

Tom Fischer. Simple Talk.  
For some time now, C# programmers have gazed enviously at the interactive capabilities of F#, Python and PowerShell. For rapid prototyping work and interactive debugging, dynamic languages are hard to beat. C# Interactive slipped into view quietly, without razzmatazz, in Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. It’s good, it’s worth knowing about; and Tom Fischer is intent on convincing you of that.
It became easier to explore both C# code snippets and APIs with the release of Visual Studio 2015 C# Interactive, which arrived with Update 1. If you think that it is just a scripting utility then it is likely that you are missing out on a valuable way of becoming more productive as a developer.
It might be more accurate to classify it as C# REPL tool with scripting support. As such, it has obvious value as a great time-saver. Within a REPL environment, C# developers can rapidly do such things as code prototypes, explore unfamiliar data, learn APIs and write complex tests. Readers who are familiar with languages such as F#, PowerShell and Python, already enjoy such capabilities. It’s now available to the C# developer as well.
This article introduces C# Interactive and aims to show how it can boost any C# developer’s productivity.

[Going Interactive with C#]


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