1Gig-Tech (#41) – Xamarin, UWP, AzureAD, MSTest

September 12, 2016 1Gig Tech No comments , , ,

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In today’s edition, there are 4 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world.

  • UWP OAuth in Xamarin Forms using Xamarin.Auth
    There is an excellent Xamarin plugin, called Xamarin.Auth which lets you do the OAuth dance for iOS and Android Xamarin Forms apps, but even in the latest branch, I couldn’t get it working on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app.

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1Gig-Tech (#40) – PowerShell, IoT, .NET, ESP8266, Deep Learning

September 4, 2016 1Gig Tech No comments , , , ,

Welcome to 1Gig Tech update!

In today’s edition, there are 11 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world.

  • Engineering the Future of .NET (Sam Basu)
    While there is a huge army of engineers at Microsoft who work on .NET and C#, the following folks are arguably the most influential in bringing you the future of .NET and .NET Tooling.
  • Download free Windows Server 2016 eBook, White paper, PDF, etc. (AnandK)
    Microsoft and its partners have made available for download a bunch of resources for Windows Server 2016, that can help you get the best out of this Server operating system. Windows Server 2016 is the next version of Microsoft’s server operating system, being developed in line with Windows 10.
  • Writing a bot for IP Messaging in Node.js (Dominik Kundel)
    It seems like bots are the new hot thing that every chat supports. They usually augment conversations or they can perform tasks for the user. We will add to an existing IP messaging chat a simple bot that will return us a GIF whenever we ask for it.
  • What is Deep Learning?
    Deep learning is an emerging topic in artificial intelligence (AI). A subcategory of machine learning, deep learning deals with the use of neural networks to improve things like speech recognition, computer vision, and natural language processing.
  • Unit Testing .NET Core (Ricardo Peres)
    With the recent arrival of .NET Core, some things that we were used to having are no longer available. This includes unit tests – plus Visual Studio integration – and mocking frameworks. Fortunately, they are now becoming available, even if, in some cases, in pre-release form.
  • AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud Platform – Internet of Things
    Choosing the right cloud platform provider can be a daunting task. Take the big three, AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform; each offer a huge number of products and services, but understanding how they enable your specific needs is not easy.
  • .NET Rocks! vNext
    The URL for this tag filter is below. Copy it to easily share with others. Carl Franklin is Executive Vice President of App vNext, a software development firm focused on the latest methodologies and technologies. Carl is a 20+ year veteran of the software industry, co-host and founder of .

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1Gig-Tech (#39) – AlwaysOn, AWS, PowerShell, Mocha, Chai, Containers

August 28, 2016 1Gig Tech No comments

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In today’s edition, there are 10 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world.

  • Creating a Serverless Backend for Mobile Apps (James Montemagno)
    Azure Functions enable developers to create a serverless, event-driven experience for their data and applications. In our first post on Azure Functions, we saw how to have an Azure Function perform an OCR of an image and insert it into an Azure Mobile table.
  • Building a Node.js RESTful API with Mocha and Chai
    Introduction I still remember the satisfaction of being finally able to write the backend part of a bigger app in node and I am sure many of you do it too. And then? We need to make sure our app behaves the way we expect and one of the strongly suggested methodologies is software testing.
  • Application Architecture and Ransomware (Robert Annett)
    Ransomware is an increasing threat to many organisations – I recently had a conversation with a (non-IT) friend whose employer had been affected, which is why I’m writing this. These are attacks where a system or data are made inaccessible until a ransom is paid.

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1Gig-Tech (#38) – IoT, VR, Azure, .NET 4.6.2

August 10, 2016 1Gig Tech No comments , , ,

Welcome to 1Gig Tech update!

In today’s edition, there are 9 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world.

  • IoT-VR with Unity,Intel Edison (Grasshopper.iics, Abhishek Nandy)
    In this tutorial we will cover a different perspective how we can use Unity and for virtual experience.We will work on an animation system give complete life to our character and add a different dimension by bringing in the scope of MQTT adding Intel Edison to feel the magic.
  • AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud Platform – Storage & Content Delivery
    In this series, we’re comparing cloud services from AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. A full breakdown and comparison of cloud providers and their services are available in this handy poster. With any cloud deployment it is important to be match the right storage solution to each workload.
  • Announcing .NET Framework 4.6.2 (Stacey Haffner)
    Today we are excited to announce the availability of the .NET Framework 4.6.2! Many of the changes are based on your feedback, including those submitted on UserVoice and Connect. Thanks for your continued help and engagement! You can see the full set of changes in the .NET Framework 4.6.
  • .NET Standard Library Support for Xamarin (James Montemagno)
    Today, we are extremely pleased to release support for .NET Standard Libraries for all Xamarin applications. This includes creating and consuming local .NET Standard Libraries, but also adding .NET Standard Libraries from NuGet directly to your Xamarin apps.
  • Cloud Adoption: A Deep Dive into the Swiss Cheese Model
    In a three-part series describing how Hymans Robertson adopted Microsoft Azure, guest blogger Barry Smart describes their risk & mitigations analysis process and explains how you can use the same process to understand the risk of your own cloud journey.
  • Entity Framework Core 1.1 Plans (Rowan Miller)
    Now that Entity Framework Core (EF Core) 1.0 is released, our team is beginning work on bug fixes and new features for the 1.1 release. Keep in mind that it’s early days for this release, we’re sharing our plans in order to be open, but there is a high chance things will evolve as we go.

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1Gig-Tech (#37) – Uber Engineering, Cloud Comparison, CoreCLR

July 30, 2016 1Gig Tech No comments

Welcome to 1Gig Tech update!

In today’s edition, there are 13 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world.

  • AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud Platform – Compute
    In this series, we’re comparing cloud services from AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. A full breakdown and comparison of cloud providers and their services are available in this handy poster. This category covers all services that can be used to run applications in the cloud.
  • I wanna go fast: HTTPS’ massive speed advantage
    HTTPS is slow. No – wait – is it HTTP that’s slow?! https://t.co/T49GG7oCaK pic.twitter.com/cfnYOpXMWc In fact, a bunch of the internet was pretty upset. “It’s not fair!”, they cried. “You’re comparing apples and oranges!”, they raged.
  • How timers works in the CLR
    One of the coolest things about the CoreCLR being open sourced is that I can trawl through the source code and read random parts of the framework.
  • Change Management: Sarah model (Venanzio Figliolino)
    Free proactive choice, the ability to break away from habits that are no longer functional to a new changed environment taking new roads and responsible, has four fundamental assumptions: Awareness: recognizing that a behavior, habit or situation are not functional than the current context independ

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1Gig-Tech (#36) – Microservices, Docker, VSO, PowerBI

July 23, 2016 1Gig Tech No comments , , ,

Welcome to 1Gig Tech update!

In today’s edition, there are 8 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world.

  • Stack Overflow Documentation for Microsoft Developers
    Today we are announcing a partnership with Stack Overflow to support Stack Overflow Documentation for Microsoft developers. As part of this effort, we are letting our users know that Stack Overflow Documentation content will be integrated into docs.microsoft.com API reference content in the future.
  • Setup Visual Studio, .NET, and Docker Under an Hour (chris)
    Some fairly recent announcements have indicated some interesting potential when it comes to using Docker in the Microsoft .NET space.  First off, with ASP.NET Core, it is now much easier to host an ASP.NET HTTP-enabled app (either API or MVC site) within a Docker container [].
  • Bring in business 24/7 with Microsoft Bookings (Office)
    As a business owner, you know that scheduling appointments with customers can take a lot of your time. Sending emails back and forth, playing phone tag and reminding people to show up can clutter your day and keep you from the more important work of growing your business.
  • Visual Studio Online content pack for Power BI
    Use the Visual Studio Online content pack for Power BI to gain insights into your git and TFVC team projects. After you make a connection, your data comes to you automatically on a dashboard and in reports.

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1Gig-Tech (#35) – WebGoat, Microservices, Docker, BotFramework

July 17, 2016 1Gig Tech No comments , , ,

Welcome to 1Gig Tech update!

In today’s edition, there are 13 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world.

  • How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management (David A. Garvin)
    Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by engineers for engineers.
  • Awesome .NET
    Albacore is a professional quality suite of Rake tasks for building .NET or Mono based systems. Capturing CLR and application-level metrics. So you know what’s going on.
  • 5 Impeccable Reasons Node.js is Great for Startups
    Among the developers recently server side frameworks became hugely popular because of the ease of development and other performance attributes. Among all the server side frameworks Node.js became the most favorite among startups worldwide.
  • Microservices hosted in Docker
    This tutorial details the tasks necessary to build and deploy an ASP.NET Core microservice in a Docker container. During the course of this tutorial, you’ll learn: Docker makes it easy to create standard machine images to host your services in a data center, or the public cloud.
  • How Do Mobile Emulators Even? (Jen Looper)
    Every mobile developer’s professional life is dominated by those little moments where fingers hover over the keyboard while the developer waits patiently for a window to appear on the screen containing a version of the mobile app over which he or she has been laboring.

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1Gig-Tech (#34) – AzureML, .NET Core

July 10, 2016 1Gig Tech No comments

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In today’s edition, there are 4 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world.

  • DotNet / NetCore Versions
    Well, the .NET Core 1.0 RTM release went out yesterday, and everything went just fine! No, just kidding. When does the first major release of a new platform ever go just fine? 🙂
  • Announcing .NET Core 1.0 (Rich Lander)
    We are excited to announce the release of .NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0, available on Windows, OS X and Linux! .NET Core is a cross-platform, open source, and modular .NET platform for creating modern web apps, microservices, libraries and console applications.

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Session: Azure Serverless App Services @ Singapore

July 5, 2016 Azure, Developer Hub, Sessions No comments , ,

On 18th July, I and my friend Faizal (both Azure MVPs in Singapore) will be holding a session as part of Azure User Group in Singapore. In this meetup, we will talk about Serverless Architecture and how Logic Apps and Azure Functions add up to a Serverless App Service architecture for your Business and SaaS applications

The session will demonstrate how integration of existing SaaS applications can be achieved and how event driven serverless programming can be done on Azure. This will be Level 300 talk with more references to architecture than just demos.

The session is completely free, so you can RSVP at below link

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/mssgug/events/232250594/

Date/Time: 18th July 19:00 SGT
Venue: Microsoft Singapore, Level 22, 22CF12

PS: As part of .NET User Group, we also have a guest MVP Eriawan join us to give an excellent introduction to F# and drive community engagement to the wonderful functional language. So please join his session at 7pm SGT

1Gig-Tech (#33) – TorchNet, SemVer, Serverless Arch, Planner

June 26, 2016 1Gig Tech No comments , , , , ,

Welcome to 1Gig Tech update!

In today’s edition, there are 16 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world.

  • Semantic Versioning 2.0.0
    Summary Given a version number MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH, increment the: MAJOR version when you make incompatible API changes, MINOR version when you add functionality in a backwards-compatible manner, and PATCH version when you make backwards-compatible bug fixes.
  • Serverless Architectures (Mike Roberts)
    Serverless is a hot topic in the software architecture world. We’re already seeing books, open source frameworks, plenty of vendor products, and even a conference dedicated to the subject.
  • Essential .NET – Dependency Injection with .NET Core (Mark Michaelis)
    In my last two articles, “Logging with .NET Core” (msdn.com/magazine/mt694089), and, “Configuration in .NET Core” (msdn.com/magazine/mt632279), I demonstrated how .NET Core functionality can be leveraged from both an ASP.NET Core project (project.json) and the more common .NET 4.
  • A Simple, Fast & Reliable CDN
    HTTP/2, origin shield, RESTful API, real-time stats, instant purge and many more awesome features crafted with love for you. Built on IP Anycast and on our latency based routing technology for best performance and scalability. Developed for lightning speed.
  • Centralized Workflow
    Transitioning to a distributed version control system may seem like a daunting task, but you don’t have to change your existing workflow to take advantage of Git. Your team can develop projects in the exact same way as they do with Subversion.
  • Synchronising Visual Studio Code extensions
    These finally allow an official mechanism to script extension installs, making it easier to maintain a consistent development environment across machines. This is the bash script I use to install a set of extensions to both the stable and insiders channels of VS Code.
  • Microsoft Planner ready for showtime (Planner Team)
    Today marks the general availability of Microsoft Planner. Over the next several weeks, Planner will roll out to all eligible Office 365 customers worldwide. This includes Office 365 Enterprise E1–E5, Business Essentials, Premium and Education subscription plans.
  • Robots & Humans (Euan Davis)
    The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics has both excited and concerned the general public in equal measure.

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