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Level up your .NET skills with our weekly discussion of C# and other Microsoft technologies for developers.

Adventures in .NET Caleb Wells, Shawn Clabough, Wai Liu

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Level up your .NET skills with our weekly discussion of C# and other Microsoft technologies for developers.

    Blazor In Action - .NET 131 (Part 2)

    Blazor In Action - .NET 131 (Part 2)

    Chris Sainty returns to the podcast to discuss the release of his book, Blazor in Action, and more Blazor goodness. We begin this episode talking about writing and publishing a technical book including what it took to get the book over the finish line. There are a lot of moving parts to a technical book especially if the book contains code samples. Next we get into specific questions about Blazor like hosted vs standalone, razor files or code behind and more. We even get into a discussion about MediatR and how it can benefit your codebase whether it is a Blazor application or not. What do you like or dislike most about Blazor? Have you read Chris Sainty's book? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

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    Links
    - Top End Devs
    Blazor in Action
    Chris Sainty

    Picks
    Caleb- Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Official Site 
    Chris- GOWOD - Mobility First

    Shawn- Temporary email services like temp-mail.org or https://10minutemail.com/

    • 39 min
    Blazor In Action - .NET 130 (Part 1)

    Blazor In Action - .NET 130 (Part 1)

    Chris Sainty returns to the podcast to discuss the release of his book, Blazor in Action, and more Blazor goodness. We begin this episode talking about writing and publishing a technical book including what it took to get the book over the finish line. There are a lot of moving parts to a technical book especially if the book contains code samples. Next we get into specific questions about Blazor like hosted vs standalone, razor files or code behind and more. We even get into a discussion about MediatR and how it can benefit your codebase whether it is a Blazor application or not. What do you like or dislike most about Blazor? Have you read Chris Sainty's book? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

    Sponsors
    Top End Devs
    Coaching | Top End Devs

    Links
    - Top End Devs
    Blazor in Action
    Chris Sainty

    Picks
    Caleb- Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Official Site 
    Chris- GOWOD - Mobility First

    Shawn- Temporary email services like temp-mail.org or https://10minutemail.com/

    • 45 min
    Learning Playwright - .NET 129

    Learning Playwright - .NET 129

     In this episode, Caleb and Shawn discuss Playwright, an end-to-end testing framework for web apps. There are several established end-to-end testing frameworks including Selenium and Cypress but Playwright was new to us. Shawn found it while doing research for an app that he is currently working on so we decided to talk about what he has learned using Playwright so far. The framework supports multiple languages including TypeScript, JavaScript, Python and .NET. There is a lot of intelligence under the hood including auto-wait and web-first assertions. Listen in and see if Playwright could be the end-to-end testing framework that you use on your next project. Have you used Playwright before? Let us know your experience on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

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    LinksPlaywright
    Picks
    Caleb- Western Digital NAS HD

    Shawn- Looping artist with incredible range SHOCKS the Coaches on The Voice!

    Shawn- Playwright

    • 29 min
    Finding Your Focus - .NET 128

    Finding Your Focus - .NET 128

    This is a republished episode of .NET 017 In this episode of Adventures in .NET the panel discusses the tools and techniques they use to find their focus while developing. They begin by discussing their personal obstacles when trying to focus on their work. Some of the panelists suffer from ADD, ADHD, and OCD, they explain the challenges these problems bring to their work. They also discuss the flow state good focus can bring and what can be accomplished during that time of deep work. 

    The first tool they discuss that helps them focus is music. Music can be a distraction if it is the wrong music. They discuss the types of music that help them focus. The benefits of classical music, music without words and even rock music are considered by the panel. 

    Next, the panel discusses todo lists. There are many different todo list apps, the panel considers how to find the ones for you. Wai Liu advocates for the todo list and explains how he rates the completion of his todo list and evaluates it before creating his list for the next week. The panel discusses productivity apps and shares ideas of what would make a great productivity app. 

    They consider the merits of meditation. They all agree that meditation has many great benefits but is also quite difficult to master. Wai shares his experience at a meditation retreat. The panel discusses procrastination and distractions both at the work office and at the home office. They consider techniques and resources that help them focus.

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    Links
    Pomodoro Technique
    LinkedIn: Wai Liu
    Facebook: Adventures in .NET
    Twitter: @dotNET_Podcast

    Picks
    Caleb- Find Your Calm

    Caleb- Find your focus.

    Caleb- Deep Work

    Caleb- Indistractable

    Shawn- Pwop Studios

    Shawn- Ice hockey
    Wai- Nintendo Switch

    • 42 min
    Blazor Wasm Hosted or Standalone? - .NET 127

    Blazor Wasm Hosted or Standalone? - .NET 127

    Today's episode has more Blazor goodness. The panelists discuss the differences that one little check box can make when creating a new Blazor Wasm project. Did you know that you can create a Blazor Wasm project with different setups? What are the differences? Does it change your workflow? Caleb has used both options and there are pros and cons to each one. Have you created a Blazor Wasm project? Do you prefer Hosted or Standalone? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

    Sponsors
    Top End Devs
    Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial
    Coaching | Top End Devs

    LinksASP.NET Core Blazor hosting models
    Picks
    Caleb- Primal

    Shawn- Programming Fonts - Test Drive

    Shawn- Dev Fonts

    Wai- Waterpik Cordless Advanced Water Flosser For Teeth, Gums, Braces, Dental Care

    • 24 min
    Complexities of Open Source - .NET 126

    Complexities of Open Source - .NET 126

    Dennis Doomen returns to the podcast to talk with us about open source projects. We discuss some of the latest milestones for Fluent Assertions and some of the positives and negatives of managing a popular open source project. While companies and developers benefit from open source projects they don't always view the open source community the same way. Dennis shares his thoughts on the subject and Shawn and Caleb talk about how their companies use open source. We also talk about different ways to sponsor an open source project and some of the communities that can grow up around an open source project. What do you think about open source? Have you contributed to an open source project either financially or by adding to the project directly? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

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    Top End Devs
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    Links
    Fluent Assertions
    .NET Foundation
    Dennis "The Continuous Improver" Doomen
    CodeRushed
    Specification by Example
    NuGet Gallery | Dennis Doomen
    Github: dennisdoomen
    Twitter: @ddoomen

    Picks
    Caleb- Last Epoch

    Dennis- DNN Software

    Dennis- Rider: The Cross-Platform .NET IDE from JetBrains

    Dennis- Buy Horizon Zero Dawn

    Shawn- 18V ONE+ HP BRUSHLESS DETHATCHER/AERATOR KIT - RYOBI Tools

    • 46 min

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