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Join my session about the future of VB.NET!

On Friday, October 13th I will speak about the future of Visual Basic. NET. Microsoft announced earlier this year that they changed their vision on the earlier idea on, what they called, ‘VB and C# Co-evolution’. The plan was – and is actually executed – to give Visual Basic .NET and C# the same language futures. This will change. But what does this mean for Visual Basic .NET developers? How will this affect us? In this session I will discuss these topics. I will talk also about what’s done to make Visual Basic .NET future proof in terms of cross platform development.

Join me in Amsterdam!

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Dependency Injection with Visual Basic.NET – Part 2

For two weeks ago my first post about ‘Dependency Injection with Visual Basic .NET’ was published on MSDN. Today the second post went live. In this post I explain the concept of using Inversion of Control containers from Visual Basic .NET code. I think that using these kind of techniques will make your code more maintainable, extensible and testable. Check it out!

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Dependency Injection with Visual Basic.NET – Part 1

I’m proud! Tonight my first blogpost for the Microsoft Visual Basic Team Blog is published on MSDN. In this post I explain the basic concept of dependency injection with Visual Basic .NET example code. This is the first post of a series of two. For those who are interested, please find below a link to the post.

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(P.S. As a fervent amateur golfer I could not ignore the featured image. I really like it! Credits to https://docs.microsoft.com)

Cheat-sheet Visual Studio 2017 keyboard shortcuts

I’m the kind developer who loves shortcuts. I think it makes me more productive.  As a fervent user of ReSharper I learned a lot of new shortcuts by forcing myself to learn at least one shortcut a week. ReSharper provides already for years a nice cheat-sheet with al possible and relevant shortcuts. Now you can get one for the plain vanilla Visual Studio environment too!

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Training ‘Architecting Distributed Cloud Applications’

If you are interested in building distributed cloud applications, I can recommend you the online training ‘Architecting Distributed Cloud Applications’ by Jeffrey Richter. In this free online course Jeffrey explains many concepts around building distributed cloud applications. It’s not a how-to manual to build these applications, but much focussed on the architecture of building these kind of applications. I think it is a very informative and relevant course.

You can find the training here!

Happy learning!

TechDays 2017 is coming!

With more than 200 sessions of dedicated content, Microsoft TechDays 2017 offers a wide range of experiences; one-on-one sessions with speakers, event tracks with Microsoft partners, workshops, hackathons, exam training and job coaching. A visit to TechDays forges a link with all participating attendees, sponsors, and more than 120 world-class speakers from the Netherlands and abroad.

This must-attend event will be held at the RAI in Amsterdam on 12 and 13 October 2017. TechDays invites you to discover the endless possibilities of technology and become part of the 4th world revolution.

Create, Build, Reinvent, Explore; become the icon of digital transformation!

I hope to see you there!

Website: TechDays 2017

Large free Microsoft eBook giveaway!

Perhaps you are on holiday already, you will leave soon or you will stay at home… but now you can feed your e-reader with an enormous collection of free Microsoft eBooks. Spend your summer learning modern technologies! Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Sales Excellence, has posted a blog about what he is calling: The Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway! And the list with books is indeed quite extensive. As you can see from the list of topics, there is some interesting to find for all of us. Topics including: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud and for example SQL Server.

You can find the list with eBooks here:

Happy reading!

Cross platform development with Xamarin.Forms and Visual Basic.NET

Are you interested in creating a Console App in Visual Basic and run it on Linux? Or running your Xamarin.Forms-App written in Visual Basic on an iPhone, Android or a Windows Tablet? Thanks to .NET Standard, .NET Core and Visual Studio 2017 Update 3 it is now possible!

My friend Klaus Löffelmann has written – for the VB Team blog on MSDN – an excellent post about cross platform development with Visual Basic.NET. Since the release of Visual Studio 2017 Update 3, you are able to use Xamarin.Forms in combination with a Visual Basic .NET platform. The functionality is still a bit limited to C#, but you can write real, native apps for Android, iOS and Windows UWP!

How cool is that! This post is highly recommended for everyone who wants to learn about the next step in Visual Basic development.

Link: Mobile Apps with VB, Xamarin, and .NET Standard!

Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour ’17 – Amsterdam

Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice president of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group and his Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour ‘17 are coming on May 24th to Amsterdam. This is an exclusive – and FREE! – event for developers where the “man in the red shirt” will spend the day showing off the very latest advances in Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s cloud services, advanced workloads and capabilities. I think this an event you do not want to miss!

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VB.NET to C# – 04
Making decisions

Making decisions is one of the most executed tasks when writing business logic. In Visual Basic .NET you use in most cases an If .. Then .. Else statement or a Select Case statement. In C# there is no big difference, beside the fact that the naming of the keywords is a bit deviant. Let’s start with a simple If .. Then ... Else statement.

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