The 5 important questions about .NET 5 ​Back in 2016 Microsoft made the brave step of building a brand new .Net Core away from the classic “Full Framework” .NET. This meant they were able to hit the “Redo button” in so many ways, bringing us the modern, open-source, fast and cross-platform framework that we use…

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Explore the impressive new features on docs.microsoft.com with Brendan Richards and Dan Fernandez. Docs.microsoft are awesome… and now have code samples that run! See how the magic happens via Azure containers that provide interactive docs that execute .Net code samples and Azure CLI operations in real-time. Also, hear behind-the-scenes stories on how one documentation site…

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Object Relational Mappers like EF Core exist to take the drudgery out of getting your Object-Orientated C# code to talk to a relational database. Opinions on this vary from “ORMs are the Vietnam of Computer Science” to “If you write data access code, you are stealing from your client”. Like any powerful tool, EF Core…

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Imagine you had something really important to tell everyone but weren’t allowed to speak up until asked. That’s how all web servers and WebAPIs with their HTTP Request/Response cycle operate. SignalR, built on WebSockets, changes this client-server relationship from “speak only when spoken to” to a fully bi-directional communication. This is amazing, but can also…

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Like many of us, Brendan first started working with reactive programming patterns under JavaScript based user interfaces with RxJS. But Reactive Programming is a pattern available to most modern languages, including Reactive Extensions for .NET and Entity Framework RX. This talk is an introduction to using Reactive Extensions on the server side with ASP.NET Core…

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Like many of us, Brendan first started working with reactive programming patterns under JavaScript based user interfaces with RxJS. But Reactive Programming is a pattern available to most modern languages, including Reactive Extensions for .NET and Entity Framework RX. This talk is an introduction to using Reactive Extensions on the server side with ASP.NET Core…

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Brendan Richards Senior Software Architect @ SSW ABOUT ME Brendan is an SSW Solution Architect based in Brisbane. Over the past 18 years, he has designed, developed and delivered many successful enterprise web solutions using a diverse spectrum of platforms and technologies: stretching from Perl/CGI on Linux in the 90s, through PHP and Java, to…

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