The Bytes’ Watch is a collection of links to some of the things I found new and interesting in the tech world. Usually has links about Azure, .NET, DevOps, Container Technologies, Productivity, Career and Leadership published as a blog post and also available as a newsletter.
This is Issue #0 of The Bytes Watch. This issue covers all the important updates from Microsoft Build that you cannot miss. .NET 5, C# 9, The Terminal and Azure Static Web Apps.
.NET Updates from Build 2020
C# 9.0 is here with Init Only Properties, Records, Data Memebers, Mutations and the very interesting top-level programs.
.NET 5 Preview 4 is the next stop in the journey to one .NET. Scott Hunter takes you through all the new goodness.
Announcing .NET MAUI - The .NET Multi-platform App UI, a framework for building native device applications spanning mobile, tablet, and desktop.
YARP - Yet Another Reverse Proxy. A toolkit for developing high-performance HTTP reverse proxy applications. I know naming things is hard. But they could have at least tried :)
Tye is an EXPERIMENTAL tool that makes developing, testing, and deploying microservices easier. Tye includes a local orchestrator to make developing microservices easier and the ability to deploy to Kubernetes with minimal configuration.
Blazor Web Assembly 3.2.0 is officially released. Full stack web development with .NET is here for production use !!
Windows Update from Build 2020
Windows now has a native package manager in Windows. You can winget install terminal, and then winget install powershell, and then winget install powertoys.
This blog post gives you a summary of all the WSL news, including what’s available now and what you can expect in the future.
Windows Terminal has come a long way since its announcement at Microsoft Build 2019. v1.0 is officially out and the terminal will receive monthly updates from July 2020.
Azure Announcements from Build 2020
The Azure Cosmos DB team had a lot of announcements at Build 2020. They had to make a blog post recapping their announcements. Take a look. Autopilot mode, Point in Time preview, serverless mode and a lot of other things.
Azure Static Web Apps is a simplified hosting option for static site generators such as Hugo, Jekyll as well as frameworks like Angular, Vue, and React. Is this Microsoft's answer to Netlify??
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