I’ve always had the impression that companies like Microsoft or Google are some magical places in the far-far-away-land (yep, America seems quite far away for a European kiddo 😉 ). People working there must be some kind of amazing scientists who write their code by setting the appropriate voltage directly on transistors. Or, at least, use assembler-like languages every day 😉.
If you have a similar idea, you may like to read some facts I discovered after talking to one of Microsoft employees. My todays ‘guest’ is Ela Mościcka who’s been working at Microsoft for +3,5 years as a Talent Sourcer. And probably the most busy person I’ve met so far :D. We are talking about working at MS and how a programmer can become a MS employee. Continue Reading
In the last post I wrote about one of the .Net Core 2.0 features – Razor Pages. Today, we will crawl a little bit in this mud… I mean, we will write some code.
I chose a simple BMI calculator as a demo project (you can download the code from github). You know, 2 inputs and the code-behind that will tell us if we are very fat or just slightly fat or we are OK and it’s time for another cookie. Because, there is always a time for a cookie, no matter what! Continue Reading
Last week I mentioned that with .Net Core 2.0 we got something that makes my jaw drop. This “little” feature that made me feel slightly uncomfortable is Razor Pages. In this post, I will show you what it really is or, in fact, what it is not 😊 and if we should be afraid of it. Continue Reading
This is the third article in the series of the last Microsoft releases and this time I will focus on Visual Studio update – labeled ‘15.3’. I am usually easily pleased with most of the Microsoft IDE features so forgive me all of my ‘ohhh’ but I really love all this changes 😉.
At Monday, we had a highly anticipated release – .Net Core 2.0 ! If it is not enough, we also got a new version of Visual Studio 2017 – update 15.3 (and I will write about it in the nearest feature). So now, I will try to show you the most interesting features of the youngest .Net kid. Continue Reading
When I started learning .Net Core some time ago I was constantly encountering a ‘.Net Standard’. I knew what it means and that it is (somehow 😉 ) important for me but didn’t really care about it. It’s just the standard, right? Who would care about it, when there is so many new things to discover (yep, I was an ignorant!). I changed my mind the last week – when the .Net Standard 2.0 was finally released.
So, what the .Net Standard is?
It is the standard common for every .Net technology. It ensures that your app/library is compatible with all the .Net technologies (ex. asp.net core, asp.net, xamarin) so you can reuse the same piece of code in more than one product without a need of recompiling it. Continue Reading
Yes, ElasticSearch can be now installed and used much easier (that’s probably not a breaking news because I’m writing about it after one month since I have got a confirmed info) but summer is not the best time for writing a blog’s post 😉.)!
In this post I will focus on the dilemma – when exactly a .msi file can be useful and when it is better to stick to the old fashioned command line. At the end of the post I also added some personal experiences with ElasticSearch logs when working with ES as a service and when running it from a command line. Continue Reading
I can’t be the only person who hates waiting for the code to compile and run… Especially when I want to test only a small part of it! That’s a total waste of time! But good news everyone, I found a way to run a part of my C# code without building the whole project!
Ctrl + E, E – the magical shortcut!
Ok, so if we want to run just the fragment of our code – this is what we do:
1. Select the fragment of code we want to run. Continue Reading
How many programmers you know use ‘yield‘? Seriously, if you have an occasion, ask them – I’m afraid you will notice a strange thing – everybody heard about it but (almost) nobody (including me) uses it. Time to change it! Why? Because ‘yield‘ was introduced in C# 2.0 (yeeeah, it’s that old!) and can help you get rid of some of the ‘temp’ collections in your code and, what’s more important, it may prevent you from System.OutOfMemory exception. Continue Reading
Great news everyone! Microsoft announced yesterday that a new Windows will appear in November! Its’ name is gonna be Windows 9.2 (MS like always keeps its products names in check ) and you will be able to install it even on iPhone – that’s a huge surprise, isn’t it? Anyway, I can not wait to check it! And you, are you curious?
BTW this message is not official yet, but I managed to find some early leaks. My source states that you could even access new Windows’s source code – only you will have to pay a 2000$ more that a normal licence. And you will be able to compile it in Visual Studio Code so… I guess ‘compiling the kernel’ will relate no more only to linux systems!
Anyway, Microsoft, you are doing it right!
Feature image by Viktor.