Apr
04
2018

Our Favourite Blog Posts from March

by Mikko

Another month has flown by, with a lot of exciting things happening in tech. You can now easily spin up a Blazor application to try out Web Assembly with .NET, or play your favourite song with Webamp, a reimplementation of Winamp in HTML5 and JavaScript. Here are our March technology article picks.

Building Windows: 4 million commits, 10 million work items - Peter Bright

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/03/building-windows-4-million-commits-10-million-work-items/

The work behind the recent Fall Creators Update for Windows demonstrates how Microsoft has adopted and adapted Git to handle the unbelievable amount of work items, commits and pull requests with VSTS. Their App Dev Manager Tina Saulsberry has also shared some tips for enterprises migrating or adopting Git.

The 'in'-modifier and the readonly structs in C# - Sergey Teplyakov

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/seteplia/2018/03/07/the-in-modifier-and-the-readonly-structs-in-c/

In this detailed article, Teplyakov explains how readonly structs and 'in'-modifier - new features of C# 7.2 - can be used to make the code more expressive, but also to improve performance.

A Real-World Comparison of Front-End Frameworks with Benchmarks (2018 update) - Jacek Schae

https://medium.freecodecamp.org/a-real-world-comparison-of-front-end-frameworks-with-benchmarks-2018-update-e5760fb4a962

This interesting comparison of 13 front-end frameworks shows us three benchmarks based on non-trivial RealWorls example application implementations, this time including Aurelia as well. While Aurelia has a middle ground performance and size, the lines of code benchmark clearly shows that coding with Aurelia requires considerably less code when compared to the likes of Vue, Angular and React.

Aurelia skeleton with webpack and ASP.NET Core - Mikko Vuorinen

https://medium.com/@mikko.vuorinen/aurelia-skeleton-with-webpack-and-asp-net-core-af9dc5f5b233

If you want to get started with Aurelia and ASP.NET Core using the latest webpack 4, this article shows one way of configuring and setting up the application. Since the end of March, the Aurelia CLI is also using webpack 4.

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