Notes from Build 2021
Build 2021 just got underway, and it is another year where we are all joining remotely.
Here are my raw notes from the sessions I am attending, and I’ll be coming back update throughout the event.
Keynote Day 1
Developers getting Long-term commitment and doing real work because of ongoing crisis health and economic crisis
Tech GDP will double to 10% by 2030
Agriculture, wellness, automotive and other non-tech companies all hiring software engineers
Nigeria, Hong Kong, Egypt, other countries all hiring more and more
Remote job postings on the up
“Nobody wants tech that rapidly scales but breaks the world around us”
Cosmos DB being used by loads of folk inc Walmart
Azure Application Services can run on k8s
Collaborative applications - cross device new type
Over 95% of world’s largest companies running their businesses on Microsoft Cloud
145 million daily active users,
Microsoft Teams is integrating apps & business processes where collaboration takes place
1.3 bn devices running Windows. New updates incoming
Future of Modern Application Development with .NET
Desktop/Web/Cloud/Mobile/Gaming/IoT/Ai - everything, ant language, any device
.NET popular within the community, and better perf (10x faster than node)
windows/max/linux with or without containers
.NET upgrade assistant to upgrade old code - step by step
.NET 6 - single stack for all modern scenarios.
single SDK, one BCL and a unified toolchain
Cross-platform native UI, Web UI, cloud native investments, Perf and productivity
EF Core got a huge perf update 40% percent faster on requests.
minimal apis - super small api projects, microservices, no usings etc.
Clear upgrade path to MVC when this gets too big
EnableCors decorator. Is that new?
Publish to Azure direct from VS - I always forget you can do that :)
All code mostly living in a single project.
Lots of config going on in Startup.cs
ConfigureServices - platform specific stuff
Web UI as client apps
BlazorWebView control for embedding in MAUI project
.NET Conf 2021
.NET 6 Launch
Application Development with Scott Hanselman & Friends
Scott is killing it with his videos and stuff.
4C with cheese
oh my posh - a tool for pimping out windows terminal with stuff like current git branches - looks awesome
Run on ubuntu and debug on windows. Inception
intellicode works out what you are doing if you are doing repetitive stuff. Example used playwright - very cool
Diablo IV blog post on how the Blizzard guys are using VS and other MS stuff for game development
Hot reload - picks up the changes without a restart
code spaces - cloud editing in the cloud via GitHub. Built in templates and stuff, looks cool
VS code notebooks - REST Books - posting code to lumicube
python improvements like auto import namespaces