Microsoft Build – The Highlights

This year's Microsoft Build Conference was special because it was a digital-only event because of the Corona Pandemic. Nevertheless, in my view, the conference was a great success and worked well. Even if you can't replace networking, partying together and exchanging ideas with the experts on the ground. At least the latter microsoft got along well with the bookable 1:1 session and I was able to use this extensively. Nevertheless, I hope that next year we will be able to be back on site, and that we will be able to have more intensive discussions with the numerous partners than was possible this year. But now to my highlights:.Net & Visual Studio.NET MAUI.NET MAUI (short for multi-platform app UI) is a further development of the Xamarin.Forms toolkit.

Crazy Coding vs. Lagerkoller

Next Thursday, March 26, 2020, our friends will be hosting an "Quarantined Coding" on Twitch at Telerik. We have decided to support our colleagues in this and we are delighted to see anyone who is also watching or participating. The Telerik developers will split into teams to see who can create the craziest/most silly/nonsensical app to make the work from home fun. How it will work The Progress Developer Advocates are divided into two teams: Team cabin: TJ VanToll & Sam Basu vs. Team Fever: Alyssa Nicoll & Ed Charbeneau. Each team has four hours to create an app live on Twitch - with any language and framework they want - to make working from home fun. The crazier the app, the better.

#WirVsVirus Hackathon

On the weekend of 20 to 22 March 2020, 4Germany UG, together with the Federal Government, is organising a hackathon under the auspices of the Head of the Federal Chancellery, Prof. Dr. Helge Braun, in order to give everyone the opportunity to participate (digitally) in the fight against the Corona crisis. The hackathon is intended as a starting point for the implementation of the ideas already submitted, which are to be further developed so that the challenge of the Covid-19 virus is mastered by all of us as a society.

Microsoft Build 2019

Our team has just returned from Seattle from the annual Microsoft Build conference. In addition to important announcements from Microsoft on developments for .NET, Azure Machine Learning, WSL, and Azure AKS, there were many fascinating messages discussed at the conference. In addition, we met and talked to some of the most brilliant minds at Microsoft, an opportunity that made the trip itself worthwhile. Revision of .NET CoreFirst, .NET Core is greatly expanded as .NET 5, a unified framework for writing applications for desktop, web, mobile, IOT, cloud, and more. Until now, the . NET landscape fragmented and used different frameworks, each requiring specific knowledge. However, because .NET Core has evolved to the point where it can handle the full . NET framework is as complete as possible, Microsoft has announced .NET 5. Now developers just need to work with one code all kinds of versions of different platforms.

AWS summit

In Berlin, we were guests at aws SUMMIT, a conference of Amazon, on February 26. There was some information about aws products. The four main topics discussed were machine learning, Internet of Things, Database Migration and Security, all topics that are very topical and therefore we did not want to miss.