Patrik Svensson

Spectre Systems AB

Building beautiful console applications

With the rise of .NET Core and cross-platform .NET, we're spending more and more at a terminal, and while there are a myriad UI technologies for .NET, the terminal experience has never got the same love and attention. Spectre.Console - a .NET library that makes it easy to create expressive, easy-to-use, and beautiful console applications - is trying to change that.

This talk will cover the fundamentals of console-based applications, how they work, and how you can use Spectre.Console to give you superpowers.

Patrik Svensson

Patrik is a GitHub Star, Microsoft MVP, and open-source contributor who has been a professional programmer for 16 years. He's probably best known as the creator of the Cake build system and Spectre.Console, a library that makes it easy to build beautiful console applications in .NET. Apart from C#, he likes to contribute to open-source, DevOps, and Rust (the programming language).