VIDEO - Discussing React and Angular 2 with Adam Morgan

TL;DR: I've gotten really excited about React as a web framework since starting with Angular and then Angular 2. The combination of JSX + easy-to-understand component model have made React a winner to me. I've been tweeting a lot recently about React recently. After doing a lot of Angular 2 work for the majority of 2016 including a successful workshop at a few conferences, I started learning React early this year and was instantly hooked. A friend of mine wanted me to show him what all the excitement was about, and, well: Demo'd #reactjs to an Angular friend.…

International speaker achievement unlocked + Quick note on NDC

It was a huge moment of pride in October when I received my Microsoft MVP award. It was as big a moment when I got my acceptance to NDC London to speak on RESTful APIs using ASP.NET ten days later. I'm thrilled and grateful that another one of my talks was picked up for the 10th NDC Oslo - this time on a maintainable RESTful API architecture using ASP.NET Core. It's really the sequel to the talk I gave at NDC and several other conferences/user groups last year. I'm moving beyond the theoretical and diving into implementation…

Cloud and web-based software consulting - announcing Aviron Software

I'm so excited and pleased to announce the formation of my software consulting company, Aviron Software. It sounds cliche, but this has been something I've dreamt of doing for a long time. I'm very grateful that the opportunity presented itself and I'm so proud and pleased to let this blog post be my ribbon-cutting. Aviron is a French word meaning "rowing". The word is meaningful to us because it directly reflects Aviron's goal - to move our clients forward by providing best-in-class cloud- and web-based software solutions. Oars may or may not be involved. :) As usual, there are many people…

Road to my first Microsoft MVP Award

Today, the new Microsoft MVPs were announced. I am extremely grateful and humbled to be accepted into this prestigious group of individuals. My MVP award is for Visual Studio and Development technologies. I started this blog on August 4th, 2014 (also my wedding anniversary) and opened with what remains my most popular post of all time - a post saying that Xamarin, then a paid product, should open up Visual Studio integration to those on its Indie subscription plan (oh how times have changed.) 10k hits on a blog's first day open is nothing to sneeze at. So I kept…

My Essential .NET and Web Tools and Frameworks - 2016

This is routinely the post that brings the most traffic to this blog, so I thought I’d update it for 2016. All new items are bolded. Here is my (mostly) comprehensive list of tools I use for development, either at home or work.  It’s like Scott Hanselman’s, but focused almost purely on development, with a couple of extras.  While you’re at it, go check his out.  All opinions are my own and are not bought or sold. The Main Stuff Visual Studio – king of IDEs and the essential tool for .NET devs everywhere. Not much else…