With the twentieth anniversary of Visual Studio and the forty-second broadcast of our Dutch SDN Cast we speak with André Obelink on the subject of VB (Visual Basic) and the future of it. Forty-two is also the answer to life, the universe and all according to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Enough reasons to check out the recording on YouTube for this week.
André Obelink is Microsoft MVP and author of six books, five covering Visual Basic and the sixth written with co-author Sander Gerz on C#.
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A returning question by many developers is will Visual Basic be around in the near future and if so where will it be positioned by Microsoft. A valid question, as it often appears that also with Microsoft Visual Basic seems to be the ‘forgotten’ language. APIs, sample code and documentation is released for C# at first and following a bit later the VB submission (sometimes we are still waiting for VB equivalents to arrive). We discuss all of this in depth, so if you are Dutch speaking look at this week’s Dutch SDN Cast.
Next to Visual Basic several other subjects get by, from the light-hearted topics such as Xbox Gaming to the very extensive exercise to write books and again – is there a future in book writing.
All in all enough topics making it well worth to jump to YouTube and watch the recording of the 42nd Dutch SDN Cast if you haven’t already watched it live last week.
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News of the week
Azure Command Line 2.0 now generally available
TFS 2017 Management Pack
Microsoft System Center Management Pack for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017
Announcing the Xbox Live Creators Program
Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 15042 Released
Getting Started with a Mixed Reality Platformer Using Microsoft HoloLens
Node v7.7.1 (Current)
Node.js 7.7.0 contains a bug that will prevent all native modules from building, this patch should fix the issue.
To relax a bit … Nintendo Switch
Events This Week
Game Developers Conference – February 27 – March 3rd – San Francisco
Events Next Week
Visual Studio 2017 Launch, March 7-8 – Online
Visual Studio 2017 Local Events, March 7 – April 30th
REST-full APIs with ASP.NET Core – March 14, 2017 – Gouda
AKKA.NET & Docker Deployments – March 16, 2017 – Eindhoven
SDN Event 1 – Zeist – March 17, 2017
You can already register, so put it in your scheduler and register!
Serverless Compute, March 23, 2017 – Quintor, Amersfoort
Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam, March 23-24, 2017
Build – May 10-12, 2017 – Seattle
Techorama – May 22-24, 2017 – Antwerpen, Belgium
WWDC 2017 – June 5-9, 2017 – San José
DevSum 17 – June 8-9, 2017 – Stockholm
Microsoft Data Insights Summit – June 12-13, 2017 – Seattle
NDC Oslo – June 12-16 2017 – Oslo
E3 – June 13-1, 2017 – Los Angeles Convention Center
SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23, 2017
Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando
SDN Event 3 – Zeist – October 6
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