Microsoft and the community did a great job in the complete overhaul of their documentation. I think the documentation is these days much better and also much more discoverable. But for some users is the switch to the code examples in Visual Basic much less discoverable. Better said: hard to find. It’s a littlebit hidden, but if you know how to do it, it’s easy to switch.
In the menu where you can find the bread crumbs of the path of the current topic, you can find default a < / > sign or, in some cases C#. Click on that item and in the popup-menu which is shown, you can select VB. Easy as that!
I wrote an article for the SDN Magazine about Microsoft Cognitive Services and you can read it now online. In this article I introduce the Microsoft Cognitive Services and we will work on an example in C#. We will consume the Computer Vision API, in more detail the AnalyzeImage operation. I think it’s very cool stuff!
Last Friday I did a session on the SDN Event in Zeist. I talked about Microsoft Cognitive Services. Microsoft Cognitive Services are a couple of cloud services (API’s) and related SDK’s. It can help to make your software more human, by adding speech or vision capabilities. I published the slides on SlideShare. If you are interested in viewing them, you can find the link to it here below.
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.
I started a new community, named .NET Oost. We will organize meetups in the east of the Netherlands to share knowledge about Microsoft .NET and related technologies. Last week we had our first meetup, where I talked about the basic of SOLID. The audience, mostly students, were very enthousiastic about it. And so was I! If you live in our area, please join our community. It’s free and have a pizza with us!
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!
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.
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!
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.