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In this episode, Robert is joined by Mads Kristensen, who shows a number of his favorite new little features in Visual Studio 2019, all designed to make you more productive. He shows:New Search experience [01:25]See content of Clipboard Ring [02:25]New C# refactorings [03:45]IntelliCode [05:00]Searc...

Motion, contact, and light sensors are the most commonly used sensors for home automations in my house. With these sensors, you can make a wide variety of automations. But there are so many different manufacturers, protocols, and price points that it can be hard to choose which devices to buy and us...

I did a blog post many years ago reminding folks that The Internet is not a Black Box. Virtually nothing is hidden from you. The same is true for your computer, whether it runs Linux, Mac, or Windows. Here's something that happened today at lunch. I was testing a local DNS Server (more on this on Th...

.NET Core Workers in Azure Container Instances In .NET Core 3.0 we are introducing a new type of application template called Worker Service. This template is intended to give you a starting point for writing long running services in .NET Core. The post .NET Core Workers in Azure Container Instances ...

Lots of folks ask me about Raspberry Pis. How many I have, what I use them for. At last count there's at least 22 Raspberry Pis in use in our house. One runs our dakboard family dashboard that we built in a weekend but use every day. We have at 3 that are set up for retrogaming - one in a 3d pr...

I recently stumbled upon https://accessibilityinsights.io. There's both a Chrome/Edge extension and a Windows app, both designed to make it easier to find and fix accessibility issues in your websites and apps. The GitHub for the Accessibility Insights extension for the web is at https://github.com/...

Hopefully by now you’ve seen that Visual Studio 2019 is now generally available. As you would expect, we’ve added improvements for web and Azure development. As a starting point, Visual Studio 2019 comes with a new experience for getting started with your code and we updated the experience for creat...

Clive Thompson is a longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired and now has a new book out called "Coders." "Along the way, Coders thoughtfully ponders the morality and politics of code, including its implications for civic life and the economy. Programmer...

Per Wikipedia, "In mathematics, a binary relation ... is transitive if ... element a is related to an element b and b is related to an element c then a is also related to c." Per Me, if I am cool with you, and you are cool with your friend, then I'm cool with your friend. I've decided this is The Tr...

Who needs fancy data scientists? See how you can infuse custom AI/ML into any .NET application with ease and how Visual Studio 2019 improves your debugging & development experience. ...

See how you can use Visual Studio 2019 to migrate your Windows desktop applications to .NET Core 3.0 and take advantage of modern capabilities at your own pace. ...

See what makes .NET Core 3.0 such a big deal for .NET developers no matter what kind of apps you're building. See the productivity and performance improvements and innovative new ways to build and enhance your .NET applications. ...

In .NET Core 3.0 we are introducing a new type of application template called Worker Service. This template is intended to give you a starting point for writing long running services in .NET Core. In this walkthrough we will create a worker and run it as a Windows Service. The post .NET Core Workers...

AdaFruit makes an adorable tiny little Circuit Python IoT device called the PyPortal that's just about perfect for the kids - and me. It a little dakBoard, if you will - a tiny totally programmable display with Wi-Fi and  lots of possibilities and sensors. Even better, you can just plug it in o...

In some scenarios there’s a need to read the request body multiple times. Some examples include Logging the raw requests to replay in load test environment Middleware that read the request body multiple times to process it Usually Request.Body does not support rewinding, The post Re-reading ...

Thousands of years ago your ancestors, and myself, were using DOS (or CMD) pressing F7 to get this amazing little ASCII box to pop up to pick commands they'd typed before.When I find myself in cmd.exe I use F7 a lot. Yes, I also speak *nix and Yes, Ctrl-R is amazing and lovely and you're awesome for...

See Visual Studio 2019 in action building modern, cross-platform web apps using ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview.Visual Studio 2019 in action building modern, cross-platform web apps using ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview.Download Visual Studio 2019 at visualstudio.com/downloads ...

It's super easy to get started with .NET Core and/or ASP.NET Core with Docker. If you have Docker installed you don't need to install anything to try out .NET Core, of course. To run a little .NET Core console app:docker run --rm mcr.microsoft.com/dotnet/core/samples:dotnetapp And the result:latest:...

Global Azure Bootcamp is a free, one-day, local event that takes place globally. It's an annual event run by the Azure community.This year, Global Azure Bootcamp is on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Starting with events in New Zealand and ending in Hawaii, chances are you can find a location ne...

Here are a bunch of home automation ideas for your inspiration. These are examples of automation rules that have worked well for my family. They might work well for yours too. The ideas are technology agnostic and describe the concept rather than the exact implementation. They should work with just...

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