Join us on the second Community Talk, focusing on Cross-Platform Development.
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When we discussed development workflows on the recent Docker for Developers episode, I mentioned that I had a frustrating time trying to come up with a workflow that I felt comfortable with.
I figured I either had to rebuild my code inside of a container (yuck!) via command line, or kill the container and rebuild it.
I finally got around to looking at Visual Studio’s support for docker, and it’s really snazzy! Not only was it a nice, integrated experience, but it was also really easy for me to see how it worked. If only I had started out this way, I could have saved myself some aspirin!
Check out the quick video below:
The Coding Blocks slack has been the best thing to fall out of this crazy podcast that we do. We are constantly humbled, and learning new things from this global community, and it’s high time that we stop hogging the mic!
Huge thank you to all participants, we are really happy with how things have turned out and we are looking forward to more things to come in the future. Big thanks to Andrew and Sean for pushing us to make this happen, and an extra special thanks to Sean for moderating!
So, without further ado – Welcome to the first Coding Blocks Community Talk!
While not pair-programming in the traditional sense (as I pretty much knew nothing about React,) Zac was a great sport about the whole thing and I’m really happy with how the series turned out.
Watch Allen do a feature based comparison of two of the most powerful 2-in-1 convertible laptops on the market. He didn’t want to get one without knowing if the other would be a better fit, so he picked both up and this video is his take on these two fantastic devices.
So – which laptop would you get? Let us know in the comments!
A couple weeks ago we ran a contest (PS: want to win stuff? Join the mailing list!) asking developers who their preferred laptop manufacturers. We love our laptops, so this topic is near and dear to our hearts.
In fact, Allen just released his in depth comparison video of the 2017 HP Spectre x360 15 and the 2017 Lenovo Yoga 720 15 – so you should check that out!
We tallied the results so without further ado….
Apple is still claiming the top spot, with double the votes of Dell. Lenovo was a close third but then things started slimming down. Check the chart for the full results.
So, what do you think of our results? Let us know in the comments!
Microsoft has recently released “Windows Template Studio”, a scaffolding tool for quickly creating excellent Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.
UWP apps are currently the the premiere way to write apps for windows-y things…like Windows 10, Xbox, Mobile and…Hololens! Also, by using UWP you get a bunch of niceties for free – install/uninstall/auto-updates, sell via windows store, push notifications, background tasks, adaptive UI, etc.
In this video I’ll give you a little tour of the new Windows Template Studio – a scaffolding tool that lets you quickly gets your idea off the ground and allows your to focus on the core application by NOT having to futz around with mundane things like navbars, local storage mechanisms, localization. Then we’ll use the template and the iPodcastSearch library to quickly build a rough podcast app. As always we’ll have links to the full source code below.
I’ve tried to procedurally generate music from scratch a few times in other languages over the years, but since this is a “couch project” I spent a couple minutes searching for NPM libraries and settled on ScribbleTune.
In Episode 55, Michael and I got into a conversation about public properties and public variables “looking” the same in C#. For those unfamiliar with the topic or maybe not clear on the difference, I put together a video showing exactly what they are, how they’re different, and why you would choose one over the other. If you have any comments, please do leave the below!