ScriptCS: C# on a diet w/ Glenn Block

The Topic:

Join us this month as Glenn Block shares with us his latest project scriptcs! In his words...

Have you ever found times where C# development today is too heavy, where you ask yourself...

  • Do I really need an IDE?
  • Do I really need a solution for this?
  • Do I really need a project for this?
  • Do I really need a class?
  • Do I really need to compile?
  • Do I really need to manage dll dependencies?

If you've done any development with dynamic languages like Ruby, Python or node.js the answer is no. But what about C#?

scriptcs is new way to develop C# applications as script. It leverages compiler advancements of Roslyn and combines the power of nuget to offer a low calorie approach to working with C#.

It's great for prototyping, simple scripting or even building simple apps. Not only does it let you write scripted "apps", but it also includes a REPL so you can execute code interactively. You can even debug.

Come to this talk and you'll never have to build that dummy console project again.

About Glenn Block:

Glenn works on the Windows Azure team making sure it's a kick ass platform for Open Source development. When he's not developing products or with family you'll find him at a conference somewhere in the world, hacking away on some new thing, pairing up with whoever he can find, or tweeting in to the wee hours of the night as @gblock.


6:30pm Doors open. Eat, drink and socialize.
7:00pm Welcome, Introductions. Presentation.
7:45pm Wrap-up / Q&A / Socialize

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just curious, does anyone see value in using this for build automation? I was thinking if a team knows c# really well, would this be better than using rake?

    September 27, 2013

    • Chris B.

      That's pretty neat. Thanks for sharing!

      September 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hrm doesn't look to be using scriptcs though, but maybe copied some of the stuff from it?

      September 28, 2013

  • Yue Y.

    The session was interesting and I was able to learn a lot.

    September 28, 2013

  • Ele M.

    On the money about the issues that keep me from writing C# off the cuff - and I agree that C# has many virtues. Nice to see someone addressing that.

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • amir

    it's great to see the c#/.net community moving towards light-and-quick development. there's a lot of demand for a lower footprint and faster time-to-dev for internal tools at the workplace, and it's hard to swallow .net when there are so many out-of-the-box solutions that fit better (I often turn to node and ruby myself.) the .net die-hards stand to gain a lot from something like scriptcs in that respect.

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Andrew G.

    Always different and inspiring.

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Richard T.

    Really enjoyed Glenn's awesome (as ever) session.

    2 · September 26, 2013

  • Scott K. F.

    Can't wait! Going to be downtown for an interview that should end by 4:00 pm or so and do NOT want to drive back to Edmonds then back downtown. Any suggestions on how might kill those two hours anyone? :D

    September 26, 2013

  • Brian W.

    Getting sick. Don't want to pass it on, so I won't see you all tonight.

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Brian W.

    Looking forward to a new way to write scripts.

    September 26, 2013

  • Greg B.

    Really want to go, but I've got to be pens-down on a project early next week and it's this or CodeCamp.

    September 25, 2013

  • Matthew

    Sounds like a great session! I'll be home taking care of our baby that evening since my wife will be out of town this Thursday. Looking forward to video version! And learning about scripted C# - sounds very cool.

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Michael I.

      We'll be sure to have it up asap.

      September 24, 2013

  • Yue Y.

    Looking forward to learning about a new way to use C#.

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Brian W.

    Looking forward to a new way to write scripts.

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Sig G.

    I plan to attend and soft announce our new air service to the Bay Area from Seattle. It was designed for tech travelers between these two IT centers on the west coast. See you then.

    May 27, 2013

  • Tom k.

    June is to distant to know if I'll be there.
    If I don't make it eat Pizza for me.

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the date of JUNE correct ?

    January 22, 2013

  • Michael I.

    Had a couple of people ask already. Yes, this one is for JUNE (not a typo). :-)

    Plannning ahead FTW!

    1 · January 22, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Redfin

    A location, food and drinks for our meetups.

  • IMS Health

    A location, food and drinks for our meetups.

  • Getty Images

    A location, food and drinks for our meetups.

  • Pluralsight Training

    A limited number of monthly subscriptions for our members.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy