It’s going to be an awesome year 2015.
On January 21st we’ll see an awesome Windows 10. At least the build is named FBL_AWESOME, but I think it’ll be really awesome.
The next chapter on Windows 10 is about the consumer experience.
Professional C# 6
I’m working on the 10th edition of Professional C#. The 10th edition – can you imagine? The first edition I’ve done was using Beta 2 of .NET 1.0. Since the first edition many things happened, and now big changes for .NET coming.
The new edition will be a major update of this book with a reduced page count. A reduced page count! One option of this book would be to increase it to 2500 pages, but I finally decided to decrease the page count and get rid of all the legacy stuff. You’ll only find new things in the book, e.g. ASP.NET 5 but not the old version of ASP.NET MVC, Web API… So keep Professional C# 5 around for all the old stuff. For Windows Forms you even need an older edition of this book. When did I remove this part?
The new edition of the book covers the new language features of C#, the new core runtime, ASP.NET 5, Windows Universal Runtime Apps (or what it may be called) for Windows 10…
Many samples of the book will not only run on Windows but also Linux and Mac – of course not the part covering Universal apps.
Week by week, more and more features are coming to Windows Azure.
All my websites are running on Windows Azure Websites, using storage options offered by SQL Database and blob storage. My productive apps make use of Windows Azure Mobile Services as well as the Bing Search API from the Azure Marketplace.
Some important dates:
For a Windows Azure event in Vienna, reserve the date: 12-February! More information coming soon!
A new version of Picture Search is in progress. The new version will not only be available for Windows, but also for Windows Phone, iPhone and Android – and it will have higher limits for free image searches. I’m doing this with Xamarin.
As in previous years I’m teaching courses and workshops, just new technologies are offered. Of course C# 6, .NET Core, ASP.NET 5, and Windows 10 apps will have a big focus. You can also learn Xamarin.Forms.
Hope to see many of you this year!
A Happy New Year to all of you!