ASP.NET vNext is a lean and composable framework for building web and cloud applications. ASP.NET vNext is fully open source and available on GitHub. ASP.NET vNext is currently in preview, and in this talk Fowler and Edwards will put it all into Context. vNext apps can use a cloud-optimized subset of the .NET framework. This subset of the framework is about 11 megabytes in size compared to 200 megabytes for the full framework, and is composed of a collection of NuGet packages. What does that mean for compatibility? When would you choose vNext and when would you not? You don't have to use Visual Studio to develop ASP.NET vNext applications. You can develop and run vNext on platforms that Visual Studio doesn't run on. But Visual Studio provides the best development experience, and we'll cover ASP.NET vNext both inside and outside the IDE.
The .NET Micro Framework is an open source platform that enables you to write applications on resource constrained devices that run on a microcontroller with just a few hundred kilobytes of RAM and storage. Developers can use Visual Studio, C#, and .NET knowledge to write embedded applications without having to worry about the intricacies of each microcontroller running on their embedded device. The .NET Micro Framework is open-sourced by Microsoft Open Technologies. This video provides an introduction to the .NET Micro Framework.
This was a fun one! I spent some time with Jimmy Bogard on his tremendously successful open source project called AutoMapper. If you have not heard of it then you have no doubt, like me, wasted precious keystrokes on manually converting from one object type to another by mapping properties in code. AutoMapper helps eliminate the need for that completely and goes a step further by even making queries to a database more compact and concise.
He also spends some time talking about what makes for great open source projects - oddly enough its not what I thought he would say.
With the huge quantity of applications that are offered in stores, apps are competing not only to acquire users but also to keep them. Microsoft explores the key challenges and questions design and marketing teams need to have in mind to set up the right platform for a great customer engagement. This session will explore how to practically leverage push notifications and in-app messages to address the retention challenge with Azure Mobile Engagement. Speaker: Karl Piteira