Join Jess, Todd, and Chris as they do their best to keep up-to-date with what's going on in the software development world today. Who knows - maybe you'll learn a thing or two!
Messaging in Distributed Systems - What's the Deal?
Chris, Jess, and Todd chat about enterprise messaging patterns. Is it a good practice to put a message bus or a queue in between your web server and your middle tier services? Can message buses be overkill? What's the best way for your loosely-coupled containerized services to communicate with one another? Did Todd actually say that there's some benefits to building a monolith?
We asked all these questions, but you've got to listen to see how many of them we actually answered... or how many answers we actually got right.
Going beyond NuGet.org by creating your own packages
Jess and Chris chat about not just using NuGet to download Microsoft's and other Open Source libraries from NuGet.org, but creating your own custom NuGet packages to help version and distribute your own components, without ever leaving your firewall!
Microsoft: Creating and Publishing a NuGet Package
Microsoft: Creating NuGet Symbol Packages
Microsoft: .nuspec File Reference
SemVer.org: Semantic Versioning guide
SymbolSource.org: The public symbol server
MyGet.org: Host your own (private or public) NuGet feed
ProGet NuGet feed source
JFrog Artifactory: Artifact repository with NuGet support
Todd, Chris, and Jess chat about using Git in their day-to-day lives. Jess thinks it's the best thing since the CPU, but Todd thinks it's just the shiny new toy that's no better than TFS. Meanwhile, Chris thinks that GitFlow is the most overly-complicated process he's ever seen. What do you think?
Think Like (a) Git
GitHub.com: Understanding GitHub Flow
Vincent Driessen: A successful Git branching model (GitFlow)
Atlassian: Comparing Git Workflows
Developer Productivity: TechBash 2017 Conference Panel
What's the best way for a developer to provide true "value"?
Join our panel of experienced developers as they discuss their patterns, practices, methodologies, frameworks, tips and tricks that help them reach their maximum productivity. Whether it's solving customer problems (usually with code), contributing to or running open source projects, or even curating online content like video training courses, these panelists tell you their secrets of how the "get stuff done."
Real-World DevOps with Andy Schwam
What does "DevOps" really mean when you're not up on stage demoing the latest DevOps product or working at Netflix, Etsy, or Facebook? To find out, we ask Andy Schwam (@schwammy), a development manager, architect, and coder who has lived and breathed the concepts of "DevOps" in the real world... and lived to tell about it.
What's myth and what works? What's hard and what's easy? Andy takes us behind the scenes and tells us what it takes to transform an existing error-prone manual deployment to a highly-reliable, repeatable, and automated process.
Introducing Razor Pages
Razor Pages is a brand new feature in .NET Core 2.0 that brings the Page Model back into .NET Core, providing developers a simple, effective, and above all, easy way to create dynamic web pages without having to get into the details of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) approach.
Or is it?
Join Jess, Todd, and Chris as they try to make sense of that one last .NET Core 2.0 feature that they left out in the last episode, Razor Pages. What exactly is it? Is it actually simple? Is it really easier than using ASP.NET Core MVC?
Show Notes and Related Links
Razor Pages - Official Documentation
Razor Pages - Getting Started with the Preview (Mike's DotNetting)
Razor Pages - Understanding Handler Methods (Mike's DotNetting)
Model-View-Presenter (MVP) Design Pattern
MVC or MVP Pattern - What's the Difference? (Todd's blog post)
What Developers Need to Know
There are lots of great podcasts that provide technical information and are great for an overview of the product or technology. The Static Void podcast takes the discussion to the next level. The Jess, Todd and Chris do a great job of providing insight based on their years of experience developing applications. If you are looking for a 'hands on' discussion of technology without specifically walking through code, give this podcast a listen.