Visual Studio Online with Nik Molnar

What if your development environment was in the cloud? Carl and Richard talk to Nik Molnar about Visual Studio Online – literally a version of Visual Studio running on Azure. Nik talks about the time it takes to set up each development environment for each development project you have, and what you could do to make that less painful. The conversation also dives into the differences between personal configuration options and project options – you can have a dark theme if you want! And even more interestingly – you can do remote development on your own dev machine at work while traveling through VS Online. Lots of cool possibilities!

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XAML Tooling with Dmitry Lyalin

How do you write XAML? Carl and Richard chat with Dmitry Lyalin about Microsoft’s on-going efforts to make coding in XAML faster, easier and more reliable. Dmitry starts out talking about how there are different dialects of XAML, including WPF, UWP, Xamarin Forms and more – although there are concerted efforts to keep them more in sync. And that helps with tooling also! Dmitry dives into Blend, XAML Designer and the power of coding XAML directly with IntelliCode, hot-reload and more!

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Q# and Quantum Computing with Johnny Hooyberghs

Are we actually making progress on quantum computing? While at .NET Developer Days in Warsaw, Carl and Richard talked to Johnny Hooyberghs about quantum computing and Microsoft’s Q# language. The discussion begins with some definitions around quantum computing including qubits, superposition, and entanglement. Google’s announcement on quantum supremacy is debated, as is the idea that quantum computers could ever be general-purpose computing devices. Back in the 1950s, we didn’t think computers would be homes, so who knows what comes next!

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Debugging Memory Leaks in .NET with Adam Furmanek

Memory Leaks in .NET? How is that possible? While at .NET Developer Days in Warsaw, Carl and Richard talked to Adam Furmanek about modern memory leaks – the things we can do in .NET that cause more memory to be consumed over time. Adam talks through various aspects of .NET that have a risk of causing memory leaks, how to detect them and then the hard part – how to fix them.

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Going Live on Containers with Michele Leroux Bustamante

Containers sound like a good idea – but can you get your application live on them? Carl and Richard talk to Michele Bustamante about her on-going work migrating existing applications to microservices on containers, as well as greenfield development. Michele discusses the balance of complexity and flexibility that containers bring, and the challenges of getting an organization comfortable operating an entirely new architecture of applications. But the payoff is big – scalable, reliable and cost-effective software!

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Going Live on Containers with Michele Leroux Bustamante

Containers sound like a good idea – but can you get your application live on them? Carl and Richard talk to Michele Bustamante about her on-going work migrating existing applications to microservices on containers, as well as greenfield development. Michele discusses the balance of complexity and flexibility that containers bring, and the challenges of getting an organization comfortable operating an entirely new architecture of applications. But the payoff is big – scalable, reliable and cost-effective software!

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Python for .NET Developers with Michael Kennedy

Do you Python? Carl and Richard chat with Michael Kennedy about the current state of Python and how .NET developers can learn it! Michael talks about the many flavors of Python out there today and the tremendous number of libraries available. The focus of Python on machine learning, scientific computation and more makes it great for all sorts of applications outside of regular dev. But if you wanna make a web site – it kicks butt there too! Check out Michael’s course on Python for .NET Developers if you want to get started!

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High Performance C# with Steve Gordon

How do you improve the performance of your application? While at .NET Developer Days in Poland, Carl and Richard chatted with Steve Gordon about his work writing high-performance C#. The conversation digs into the larger picture of why and how you improve performance – don’t guess, use method profiling, benchmarking and great measurements to know if you’re fixing the right thing, the right way. That being said, there are a bunch of techniques available to improve performance – check out Steve’s blog and the links in the show notes!

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Visual Studio 2019 Productivity with Kendra Havens

How can you be more productive with Visual Studio? Carl and Richard talk to Kendra Havens about all the built-in productivity gadgets in Studio – plus the ones you can build yourself! Kendra talks about putting those red and green squiggles, lightbulbs and screwdrivers to work communicating with developers about standards of development within your organization using Roslyn Analyzers, as well as taking advantage of the huge number of productivity features including regex completion, type recognition and many more!

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Configuring Your Cloud using .NET with Joe Duffy

How do you configure your cloud? Carl and Richard talk to Joe Duffy about Pulumi, a tool that lets you use your favorite programming languages to provide Configuration-as-Code. Joe Duffy talks about the new addition to Pulumi – .NET Core languages including C#, F#, VB.NET… even COBOL.NET if you really want to! The conversation then turns to the process of creating better code for managing configuration, getting real testing, building our modules. Configuration-as-Code is code, give it the love it needs!

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