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Microsoft’s Vision: The Road So Far

Microsoft’s Vision: The Road So Far

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What is .NET Core? Microsoft announced their vision for a .NET Framework that spans cross-platform support back in November 2014, which they released under the name .NET Core. That’s right, Microsoft have embraced open source. Then in 2016, Microsoft bought Xamarin and began integrating it into the Microsoft developer tool set. On this basis, the DNX teams decided to push what were the earliest versions of (what became) .NET Core to the public which were based on the work that went into Roslyn, and formed the basis for both .NET Core and ASP.NET Core (both are separate teams, but some work bleeds over). It encompasses a number of projects which fall all under the umbrella of the .NET Foundation organization, meaning they are open source, cross-platform (which means it will…
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Failure is not an Option

Failure is not an Option

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Reasons Why IT Projects Fail and How to Overcome Them According to a 2017 report from the Project Management Institute (PMI): 0 % of all IT Projects fail Of those that didn't fail outright: 0 % didn’t meet their goals 0 % exceeded their initial budgets 0 % were late We’ll take a look at the 9 top reasons why IT projects failed, followed by suggestions on how to avoid or overcome them 1. Inaccurate Requirements 0 % of failed projects are due to bad requirements In order for a project to be deemed successful, all of the following 6 factors must be satisfied: a.       The project must be delivered on time. b.       The cost does not exceed the budget c.       It works exactly as designed. d.       People use it.…
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5 Reasons Why Microsoft Stack is Still a Viable Choice

5 Reasons Why Microsoft Stack is Still a Viable Choice

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Microsoft Tech Stack Has the Best of Both Worlds Life was great for Microsoft developers 10 years ago. Organizations were perfectly happy to commit 100% to use Microsoft for their development projects. With innovative ASP.NET on the frontend, a solid .NET middle-tier and the dependable SQL Server on the backend, things worked very well for the most part. When things didn’t quite work out, developers just accepted that as something that came with the territory. Microsoft was all but running the show. Then in the last few years, Microsoft status as the world’s de facto development platform began to unravel. Maybe it was due to the cultural evolution instigated by the iPhone and Microsoft missing the paradigm shift to multi-devices, or maybe it was because of the rapid rise of…
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