Microsoft will release Visual Studio 2017 on March 7. They organize a two-day virtual event to show the world the beauty of this latest release.
On March 7, you can watch a live stream with Julia Liuson, Brian Harry, Miguel de Icaza, and Scott Hanselman as they share the newest innovations in Visual Studio, .NET, Xamarin, Azure, and more. After the keynote, Microsoft engineers will lead interactive technical demo sessions to help you get the most out of Visual Studio 2017 and the rest of their tools and platform. On March 8, you can get productive even faster by joining a full day of live interactive trainings. Make sure you will sign up for these trainings.
But the event is not only virtual. You can join a couple of locally hosted events. Speaking about the Netherlands you have the choice of a couple events, geographically spread around the country. I’m not sure this list is comprehensive, but you can choose already from a nice list!
In this post I want to point you to a book which will help you to make switching between C# and VB.NET and vice versa more easily. The title of the book is actually quite self describing: ‘C#-Visual Basic Bilingual Dictionary’ and is written by Tim Patrick.
From the back: “Built on Microsoft’s powerful .NET Framework, C# and Visual Basic are complete equals in terms of coding power and application development possibilities. In today’s multi-platform environment, an understanding of both languages is a job requirement. The C#-Visual Basic Bilingual Dictionary unifies the languages by providing clear, functional equivalents for all syntax and grammar differences.
Complete coverage of all language keywords. Nearly 900 dictionary-like entries cover every Visual Basic and C# keyword and grammar feature, including VB’s “My” namespace.
Examples in both languages. Hundreds of code samples in both C# and Visual Basic make translations between the languages clear and easy to understand.
Full support for Roslyn. Each chapter covers the latest language features from Visual Studio 2015 and Microsoft’s “Roslyn” compiler.
Whether you work on a team that uses both languages, or just need to understand a technical article written in that “other” language, the C#-Visual Basic Bilingual Dictionary is an essential resource for developers crafting Microsoft software solutions.”
You can browse trough the content on the Amazon website. I’ve just ordered one 😉