[Last Week Dev Bits 1]

Being the Dev world such a dynamic vortex of always new cool stuff coming out I thought it would be a good idea to use this Blog also to share the things I had found cool and interesting in our little world. Not intending to be any kind of exhaustive and complete repository of the…

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.NET Core 2.1 RC 1 released

Microsoft just announced .NET Core 2.1 Release Candidate 1 (RC 1). The .NET Core 2.1 RC 1 is now ready for broad testing and for production use.  According with the team .NET Core 2.1 is a large step forward from .NET Core 2.0. Now go get it. .NET Core 2.1 RC 1 SDK (includes the…

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How to use reserved port in netTcpBinding and basicHttpBinding in a WCF Application

One of my colleagues was working with a customer where they were using a self-hosted WCF service with basicHttpBinding. Basically the customer wanted to use around 20 ports of his choice so that, they can distribute different service URL to different dealers, that’s cool stuff, right there. However there are some issues to consider, in…

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Release of the .NET Framework 4.7.2.

Today, Microsoft announce the release of the .NET Framework 4.7.2. It’s included in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. .NET Framework 4.7.2 is also available on Windows 7+ and Windows Server 2008 R2+.  

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Using Face Recognition as Authentication or the CNTK vs Cognitive APIs Discussion

A couple of days ago, in one of those “exciting” conversations that we geeks have by the water cooler, I has pulled in to this discussion around using  “Face Recognition” in an app (i.e. validating user in front of the camera) to ensure the right user is using the application. I saw all this argue about…

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New Xamarin Docs WebSite

Do you want to learn everything about how to develop Cross Platforms Application with Xamarin? Search no more, go to the below link for your OneStop learning resource. Xamarin Documentation Hope that helps

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Update 6 of Visual Studio 2017

Today Microsoft released the Update 6 of Visual Studio 2017. Below are the details. Release Notes Build 15.6.27428.01 Downloads Community Professional Enterprise Now go get it!  

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Desktop Developers, how do you interact with your data?

Did you know Microsoft is seeking feedback from developers about  how do you interact with data? You can see this announcement here. Please fill out the survey below we can learn more about what you currently use, your biggest challenges, and your future plans. It should only take 5 minutes to complete!   Take the…

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Xamarin.Forms using plugins vs. Native UI (Part 2)

Regarding, my last Post about this topic of “Xamarin.Forms using plugins vs. Native UI”, I had received some questions about this dichotomy. It seems that is on the fundamentals of this that the developers get lost. Just to be clear, Xamarin.Forms is UI abstraction to Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android and UWP (and all the other backends…

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