Tech News #39 | Adam Cogan | GitHub Copilot Extensions

Welcome to this month’s edition of SSW Tech News! Join Adam Cogan as he brings you the latest updates and insights from the tech world. In this episode, we cover:

GitHub’s rollout of ARM64 on Actions for faster and cheaper builds
Microsoft Edge achieving a new market share milestone
The release of Next.js 15 with React 19 support
Plus, Adam shares his experiences from SSW France, NDC Oslo, and some intriguing Norwegian technology! Stay tuned for exciting GitHub Copilot extensions and updates on the latest AI and tech developments.

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Feature Management Simplified: A Deep Dive into Feature Boards | Matt Wicks & Lars Klint

Join SSW’s Solution Architect Matt Wicks as he dives into the world of feature management with Microsoft Azure MVP, Lars Klint, at NDC Sydney 2024. Explore the innovative approach of feature boards, shifting the responsibility from developers to product owners. Discover how feature toggling transcends the binary realm and adapts to dynamic audience segmentation. With insights into audience providers, SDK usage across multiple languages, and seamless integration into development pipelines, this conversation uncovers a new era of feature management.

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TDD: How Fluent Assertions came to be | Luke Parker & Dennis Doomen

Join SSW’s Luke Parker in this insightful interview with Dennis, the author of the Fluent Assertions Library, as they discuss the origins of the library, its evolution, and the principles of Test-Driven Development (TDD). Dennis shares his journey from a small internal project to a widely used open-source tool, emphasizing the importance of self-describing tests and design clarity. Learn how TDD not only enhances code maintainability but also fosters a better understanding of system boundaries and design patterns.

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Empowering Developers in the Cloud | Matt Wicks & Magnus Martensson

Join Matt Wicks from SSW TV as he sits down with Jonathan Tower at NDC Sydney to explore the groundbreaking reverse proxy solution, YARP (Yet Another Reverse Proxy). In this insightful interview, Jonathan delves into the inception, features, and diverse applications of YARP, shedding light on its pivotal role in project migrations, feature flagging, AB testing, and more. Discover how YARP simplifies the process of migrating legacy .NET applications to modern frameworks while enabling agile releases and seamless transitions.

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YARP: Your Gateway to Effortless Project Migrations | Matt Wicks & Jonathan Tower

Join Matt Wicks from SSW TV as he sits down with Jonathan Tower at NDC Sydney to explore the groundbreaking reverse proxy solution, YARP (Yet Another Reverse Proxy). In this insightful interview, Jonathan delves into the inception, features, and diverse applications of YARP, shedding light on its pivotal role in project migrations, feature flagging, AB testing, and more. Discover how YARP simplifies the process of migrating legacy .NET applications to modern frameworks while enabling agile releases and seamless transitions.

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Developer Experience with Azure DevBox and Deployment Environments | Matt Wicks & Isaac Levin

SSW’s Solution Architect, Matt Wicks talks with Isaac Levin, Microsoft MVP, about the evolving landscape of developer experiences, focusing on Azure DevBox and Deployment Environments. Isaac discusses the challenges developers face in managing their development environments, especially in large organizations, and highlights the benefits of using Azure DevBox and Deployment Environments to streamline workflows and enhance productivity. He demonstrates how these tools enable developers to quickly set up custom environments, manage resources efficiently, and facilitate seamless collaboration.

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Tech News #37 | First AI “Software Engineer” – Devin, xAI open sources Grok-1 and Elon sues OpenAI

Join us for this month’s tech news! Meet Devin, the groundbreaking AI software engineer revolutionizing coding, explore Stable Diffusion 3 for enhanced image generation, and get the scoop on .NET 9 Preview 1 & 2. Find out about the ongoing battle between Epic Games and Apple, and get the lowdown on Nvidia’s powerful new ‘Blackwell’ chips. Sam Altman returns to the OpenAI board, while Elon Musk sues the organization and much more!

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Exploring Azure AI Speech Studio | Ulysses Maclaren & Michelle Sandford

Join Ulysses Maclaren from SSW TV in an insightful interview with Michelle Standford, Developer Engagement Lead at Microsoft Asia Pacific. Michelle shares her experience with the Azure AI Speech Studio, discussing its capabilities, customization options, and real-world applications. From creating custom speech models to emotional nuances and personalization, dive into the intriguing possibilities offered by this innovative tool.

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