We’re excited for the @MSFTQuantum invitation to the Microsoft Q# Coding Contest – Winter 2019 – the second global quantum programming competition! Join us: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2019/02/08/microsoft-qsharp-coding-contest-winter-2019/ #Qsharp
On today's One Dev Question, we ask longtime Microsoft developer and semi-official #Windows historian Raymond Chen about his first interview with #Microsoft. Watch: https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/One-Dev-Minute/One-Dev-Question-with-Raymond-Chen-What-was-your-first-interview-at-Microsoft-like
Interested in contributing to @nodejs but not quite sure where to begin?
Tierney Cyren, a long-time Node.js Foundation Committee member, has created a guide that goes over the different ways you can make a difference within the community. Get started: https://dev.to/bnb/start-contributing-to-nodejs-in-the-new-year-3dlh
Easily configure your CMake projects and modify the CMakeSettings.json file directly in #VisualStudio 2019 using the new CMake Project Settings Editor. Get started: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vcblog/2019/01/24/introducing-the-new-cmake-project-settings-ui/
Walk through some techniques for separating the concerns of dev'ing a C/C++ library, a C# wrapper, & a mobile app so you can focus on your area of interest while delivering the highest possible performance. Reach more here: https://blog.xamarin.com/using-c-libraries-xamarin-forms-apps/
Get rolling on rolling out @MicrosoftTeams! There's all sorts of great features to start making use of, so don't delay—head over to our docs to get started:
We made a bunch of improvements to CMake support in #VS2019 Preview 2.
Easier toolchain customization, automatic installation of CMake on #Linux targets, vcpkg integration, Just My Code support, and more. Try it out and let us know what you think: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vcblog/2019/02/01/whats-new-in-cmake-visual-studio-2019-preview-2/
Power up with @Office365 and #PowerShell and automate ALL THE THINGS!!! Docs here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/enterprise/powershell/manage-office-365-with-office-365-powershell?WT.mc_id=docsmsft-twitter
https://vslive.com/events/las-vegas-2019/home.aspx?utm_source=AttendeeMktg&utm_medium=Client/PartnerGenerated&utm_campaign=MICROSOFT - Looking for #developer training? Join @VSLive for #Microsoft education in Las Vegas, March 3-8! Register by this Friday 2/8 for your last chance to save! #VSLive #trainingconference
How do you get into test automation? #dotNETRocks & @ArnonAxelrod dig into building the right kinds of tests, which tools will help you move in the right direction, & where you need to grow your skills to make better tests: https://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?ShowNum=1617&wt.mc_id=AID723316_QSG_SCL_317751
Naming stuff is a key part of our programming life...& can almost be considered an art form as it requires excellent descriptive skills.
<3, <3, <3 this article about effectively naming software *thingies* - https://medium.com/@rabinovichsagi/effectively-naming-software-thingies-fcea9d78a699?wt.mc_id=AID723316_QSG_SCL_317750
Documentation - we git it.
Announcing .NET Foundation Open Membership. We're making some big changes to expand the #dotNET Foundation. We’re inviting the entire #OpenSource community to take a more active role in the foundation's operations & ecosystem. Join us @ the event near you: https://blog.xamarin.com/mobile-net-developer-community-events-in-february/?wt.mc_id=AID723316_QSG_SCL_317741
UX is not UI, but UI is definitely UX.
Learn more: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/premier_developer/2019/01/31/ux-is-not-ui-but-ui-is-definitely-ux/?wt.mc_id=AID723316_QSG_SCL_317749 "...User interface & visual design are a huge part of a product’s user experience, but a pretty color scheme and cool animations won’t help your user much if your navigation menu is poorly organized..."
#VisualStudio 2019 pushes the boundaries of individual & team productivity. Say 'hello!' to new C++ binary compatibility & pain-free upgrades. These new capabilities are pretty nifty, you'll want to start your upgrade to #VS2019 now: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vcblog/2019/01/31/cpp-binary-compatibility-and-pain-free-upgrades-to-visual-studio-2019/?wt.mc_id=AID723316_QSG_SCL_317748 #cpp
So, what's under the hood of the recently released Xamarin.Forms 3.0?
@CodeMillMatt shares a quick lap around some of the newest and best features; like CSS Styling, Android bottom tabs, and more...oh, and where you can take it for a spin. Start here: https://www.telerik.com/blogs/xamarin-forms-3-for-you-and-me?wt.mc_id=AID723316_QSG_SCL_317743
Level up your game dev skills and make games for @Xbox and @Windows! Learn how to get started on our docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/gaming/getting-started?WT.mc_id=docsmsft-twitter
There's a new Xamarin.Essentials out. Today, @JamesMontemagno highlights API of the Week, App Information; which gives you the ability to identify app information, bundle identifiers, and more.