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
Have you ever wondered why blue screens of death happen so rarely, nowadays? Of course, we can thank Microsoft for this but the way they fixed this problem is not so obvious! According to Marino Posadas (and his book Mastering C# and .Net Framework) back in 2010, Microsoft made an analysis of this topic and they came to the conclusion that the 90% (wow!) of the blue screens were caused by drivers! So, Microsoft made manufacturers to follow the Hardware Compatibility List. That somehow solved most of the problem but what with the rest 10%? Most of them was due to the… 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
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.