Why dotnet core?



I just noticed that I have started all my posts by referring to the season and then I notice how long it is since I last wrote a blog post. Well, now I at least have a new goal for the new year, and that is to write more frequently, especially since I am continually learning new things these days.

Not am I only learning about new things but also revisiting familiar tools and techniques. Since graduation, I started working as a junior software developer where I am mostly programming in C#. The first programming language that I learned was C++, but in my second semester in computer science, I got familiar with C# and the ASP.NET MVC framework. Since C# is related to C++ and has a similar syntax as Java, I did not learn C# like I was learning my first programming language. I learned the most basic syntax that was useful for the ASP.NET MVC framework since the focus was more on the framework rather than learning a new programming language.

To recall, the ASP.NET framework is a part of the .NET framework from Microsoft and is only used to develop web applications while the .NET framework supports the implementation for many types of applications such as websites, services, and desktop apps. Like I mentioned before I used ASP.NET framework in my first steps in web development where the focus was on the MVC framework.

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Bookmark worthy websites

In my studies, my fellow students or a Google search has introduced me to many handy websites and online tools. There are some that all computer science students know like Stack Overflow, Google Drive and GitHub and then there are others that not everyone has had the pleasure of trying out. Here is a list to go through and add to the bookmark bar if any are missing.



Tool for making diagrams fast with premade examples.


Myndaniðurstaða fyrir trello

Possibly no need to introduce. Makes it easy to create and share Kanban style boards.
You can read Þórhildur’s blog about Trello here.

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The future of work is now

Trello is one of my favorite online project management tools. I use it for my daily tasks, organizing school projects and at work. SUP46, Start-up people of Sweden, hosted an event in Stockholm were Justin Gallagher, VP of Product, shared Trello’s success story, tricks, and tips for Trello users and various user stories.

But what is Trello exactly?

Trello describes their application as an easy, free, flexible, and visual way to manage projects and organize anything, trusted by millions of people from all over the world.

Originally, Trello was developed at Fog Creek Software. Fog Creek has developed applications like FogBugzStack Overflow, and Glitch. At Fog Creek, there are regular Creek Weeks, where the people at the company explore potential products for the future. A prototype of Trello was created to solve high-level planning issues inspired by Kanban, Scrum and multiple numbers of sticky notes. In January 2011 the idea was pitched. Shortly later,  a full-time development of the application began.

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