NDC returned to Sydney this year and SSW TV was there alongside .NET Rocks! to catch all of the action with our Ask Me Anything! sessions.

As usual there were a host of top industry pros talking about various subjects related to software development. This year, SSW TV worked alongside .NET Rocks! to run and entire track of live interviews with some of those speakers after their sessions and talked about a number of topics.

In this AMA, SSW’s Brendan Richards talks with Mark Seemann, author of “Dependency Injection in .NET”, about dependency injection, unit testing, C# vs F#, property based testing, and how using F# is a better general-purpose language.

About the speakers

About the speakers

Mr Dependency Injection

Mark Seemann helps programmers make code easier to maintain. His professional interests include functional programming, object–oriented development, software architecture, as well as software development in general. Apart from writing a book about Dependency Injection he has also created several Pluralsight courses, and written numerous articles and blog posts about programming. Originally poised to become a rock star or (failing that) graphic novelist (in the European tradition) he one day found himself with insufficient talent for either, a master’s degree in Economics, and a desire for working with computers. He has been doing the latter intermittently since 1995. When not working with software or spending time with his family, Mark enjoys reading, listening to and playing music, as well as preparing or consuming gourmet food and wine.

Brendan is a Solution Architect at SSW Brisbane and has been delivering successful web projects across diverse platforms and technologies since 1999.
He currently spends most of his day coding for clients with occasional breaks to deliver training SSW FirebootCamp or speak at .Net User Groups and Hackdays.

A few of his favorite things include Linux, Open Source, .NET Core, Angular, ngrx and Elastic Search.

Related videos

Related videos

SSW Hangzhou – New Office

Welcome to SSW Hangzhou! Our SSW China Marketing Manager Yang Shen gives us a walk-through showcasing the latest features and renovations made to our China office.

The dangers of your strong suits

“When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”

This saying is often used for developers who want to use their favourite technology to solve every coding issue, even when it’s not the best fit. But this saying is actually relevant to us all.

Flexing Your Biceps with Azure – Making laC easy and fun with William Liebenberg

No matter how hard we try, Azure Resource Manager (ARM) JSON templates aren’t easy or fun to maintain for enterprise platforms and applications.
Now we can flex our Infrastructure as Code (IaC) muscles using a new tool called Azure Bicep.

Tech News #18: New tool to migrate from ASP.NET to ASP.NET Core & GitHub Pages made easier

Visual Studio releases a new tool to migrate from ASP.NET to ASP.NET Core, GitHub Pages made easier with new deeply with GitHub actions and you too can win big with this year’s MAUI Beautiful UI Challenge.

Do you have a product roadmap?

A product backlog is a great way to see the fairly small broken up PBIs (Product Backlog Items) that make up your team’s “to do” list, but it can be a bit too zoomed in and makes it easy to stray from the product goals.

MAUI – Do you build cross-platform mobile apps with .NET MAUI ? (for iOS and Android)

If you’re building installable binary apps (as opposed to web apps), it makes sense to use a cross-platform framework so that you don’t need to maintain multiple code bases.

Build Multi-Platform Applications for Mobile, Desktop and Web in .NET with the Uno Platform with Nick Randolph

The ability to deploy the same UI codebase across all platforms is a great productivity booster. But the application lifecycle starts much earlier – at design time. Uno Platform provides a Figma plugin, which eliminates the timely designer-developer handoff. In addition, the platform now provides a set of non-UI extensions to help jump-start your apps. Lastly, the VS Code extensions allows C# and XAML to use VS Code with IntelliSense-like experience, C# and XAML Hot Reload, and more.

Do You Know When To Ask For Help?

When you’re working, you will encounter issues that block you from progressing, and force you to do some googling, and investigation on how to move forward. These moments can be stressful, especially for junior developers and the question arises, “When should I ask for help?”

Do you explain a problem by zooming in and out with Luke Cook

Explaining problems can be really hard. Often, when you are trying to talk with someone about it, they get lost and frustrated because they don’t fully understand the context.

Tech News #17: Someone Tagged 400k GitHub Users, Building a Microsoft Teams Bot, and more

The new and improved SSW Rewards App has launched, Team Live Share is a new upcoming feature, Microsoft Power Pages has shipped, and plenty more!