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This episode was released on April 26th, 2019 and was a conversation with Iris Classon on migrating applications to ASP.NET Core, her new book (which covers the same topic), how she was allowed to use production code in her book
so you know that the code snippets she talks through are the real deal
and she gives some hints and tips for folks wanting to convert their applications over (without giving away the secret sauce from the book, obviously).
We recorded this episode a month before The .NET Core Board of Director’s vote was held, so we had no idea that Iris would end up on the board, but she totally is.
You can listen to the episode in it’s entirety here, or find it in your podcatchers.
This episode will be published to Patreon supporters a few days ahead of the “regular” RSS feed (the patreon release date will be May 6th, whereas the release date for everyone else will be May 10th). So if you’d like to hear future episodes early, you should become a Patreon supporter.
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In this episode of The .NET Core podcast we get a glimps into what a talk given by Jamie is like. It’s a shortened version of a talk he gave at Umbraco UK Festival in 2018 on Blazor - and will be very similar to the talk he’ll be giving at dotnetsheff this week.
As of sending this email out, the episode hasn’t been released yet, but will be available on May 10th, 2019 at 12:30 GMT.
Once it has been released, you’ll be able to check out the show notes at: Episode 25 - Blazor - You Want To Run .NET Where?!.
I have a few talks coming up and would love to connect with folks in the area. Unfortunately for a lot of you, my current speaking engagements are located in the UK
But I'm looking at places further afield where I can submit talks - see below
but if you’re in the area, I’d love to connect with you and for you to hear what I have to say.
On Tuesday May 7th, 2019 I’ll be giving a talk at dotnetsheff, in Sheffield (UK). The talk I’ll be giving will be called “Blazor: You Want to Run .NET Where?!” and is very similar to one that I gave at Umbraco Festival UK, and one which will be appearing in your podcatchers very soon.
The event is completely free, and (I think) they’re part of The .NET Foundation too. So there might be freebies and stuff - obviously, I can’t speak for the organisers, but they should get free stuff from The DNF (if they’ve asked for it). So, do pop along if you’re in the area and want to talk .NET Core.
If you’re at all interested in having me speak at your event, then please get in touch. The best way is to follow me on Twitter and send me a DM (they’re always open).
You can subscribe to the show in a number of ways, here are links to a number of podcasting services which have the show listed:
Visual Studio 2019 came out only a few weeks ago, but this article from before it’s release covers one of the most impressive features of the latest version of Studio: Intellicode.
Essentially, you can leverage Intellicode’s capabilities to figure out which APIs you’re calling the most often and have them appear at thetop of your IntelliSense lists. That’s a super reductionist version of what it’s doing though, so you should definitely check it out.
Remember that YouTube video called “The Expert”? If you’ve never seen it, please take the time to watch it.
Have you watched it? Well, this article by Mark Seemann goes hand in hand with that video. I’m not saying that it’s a sketch or that it’s funny, I mean that it’s a perfect answer to that sketch: Remember, we’re the technical decision makers and we should be doing just that.
What I really like about this blog article is that it covers a (slightly) opinionated way of setting up your ASP.NET Core applications. Sure it’s opinionated, and predicated on you using Swagger and Serliog (which you can replace with anything else you might like, by the way), but I’ll guarantee that you’ll start scaffolding your ASP.NET Core applications in a similar way after reading it.
Here are some awesome Communities where you can find me:
yet another podcast-based Slack that you can join, but this time run by me. plus, Patrons get their own area separate from everyone else where they can suggest topics. I’m also doing an AMA with them via this, too