More on Blazor – Microsoft’s experimental .NET web framework using C#/Razor and HTML that runs entirely in the browser via WebAssembly. The TAB reviews the Blazor community, Razor Components and the Blazor workshop put together by the ASP .NET team. Plus tips from the coalface on building .NET Standard applications.
The TAB reviews new features in Xamarin.Forms V4.0, including the Shell framework for quickly putting together a cross-platform application, Visual for look and feel consistencies across platforms and CarouselView for a vertical or horizontal flow of “cards”. Plus the TAB’s view of Visual Studio App Center, a front end on Azure DevOps for building and deploying apps.
The TAB discusses TLS, https and W3C’s Feature Policy.
The digital environment gives businesses the opportunity to share data and content. By delivering the right information across a range of needs, it allows individuals and groups to work smarter and upskill for the benefit of increased productivity and personal achievement.
As designers, we tend to use our own abilities as a baseline and evaluate designs based on our own bias. Inclusive design is a methodology that enables everyone, regardless of their situation, to participate. Understanding what can prevent people participating, in both the physical and digital world, helps us to create better designs.
Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) is software intended to be used for one or more medical purposes without being part of a hardware medical device.
When building with Visual Studio, you sometimes need to install extensions that provide extra libraries or functionality for your apps.
DBA Julian Fletcher on the key points of good indexing practice in SQL Server.
UX Designer Leanne Dobson rounds up the pros and cons of voice technology and what you should consider when designing for voice interaction.
The SQL Server Query Store feature provides you with insight on query plan choice and performance. It simplifies performance troubleshooting by helping you quickly find performance differences caused by query plan changes.
.NET Standard isn’t a framework or library: it’s a set of APIs that a platform has to implement or a library has to constrain itself to in order to claim to be compliant with the standard.
Aspect-oriented programming is an expansion on the principle of separation of concerns. It aims to extract cross-cutting concerns, such as authorisation or logging, that are often intermingled with other code.
Coding standards are increasingly something we can automate but guidelines, learned through hard experience, direct our craft.
OCC’s knowledge-sharing programme includes an internal technical newsletter, where developers share recommendations and discoveries. Here are a couple of recent tips from software consultants Matthew Clarke and Adam Wiseman.