The next platform: conversation

Forget the GUI. The Conversational User Interface, CUI, is here. Language is the new way we engage with computers and bots are the tech that’s modernizing our services. The quirks of current user experiences will be replaced with a more natural, sticky UX with a low barrier to adoption: conversation. For users, who spend 80%…


The .NET Core RTM

Recently at the Red Hat DevNation conference we announced the release of .NET Core 1.0 and our partnership with Red Hat. You can Watch the on-demand stream via Channel 9 where Scott Hanselman demonstrated .NET Core 1.0. We are excited to announce the release of .NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core…


Meet the .Net Core Early Adapters

In this post Tim Thomas from NetPotential, a small but mighty web dev agency, shares a 9-month project of theirs using vNext, or as it’s now known – ASP.NET Core! Here’s Tim’s summary. “Black Market, NZ’s largest online retailer of wine, has been running on Microsoft technology since its inception in 1999. First built on…


Xamarin Evolve and //build/ Melbourne

Here’s an overview of the Xamarin Evolve 2016 conference from Orlando, and a recent trip to //build/ Melbourne some of our MVPs made, including Mohit Singh Baweja, who’s contributed the below reviews. Xamarin Evolve With the announcements from //build/ of the Xamarin acquisition by Microsoft and the new pricing as part of MSDN, it was…