Dew Drop – July 9, 2021 (#3481)

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How Does the StringBuilder Work in .NET? (Part 2) (Steve Gordon)

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.65 (Brandon LeBlanc)

C# Language Highlights: Null Coalescing Assignment | On .NET (James Montemagno & Maira Wenzel)

Visual Studio Code June 2021 (VS Code Team)

Web & Cloud Development

Controlling Serialisation of CosmosDB Bindings for Azure Functions and Creating Static Web Apps With F# and Fable (Aaron Powell)

Privileged Identity Management with Azure Lighthouse enables Zero Trust (Brendan Burns)

End-To-End UI Testing using SpecFlow | FREE Blazor Crash Course (.NET 5) (Claudio Bernasconi)

Angular Basics: Creating Dynamic Forms Using FormArray in Angular (Dhananjay Kumar)

Tools And Practices To Speed Up The Vue.js Development Process (Uma Victor)

What’s New in React 18 (Michelle Sebek)

Use single-tenant Azure AD apps with Microsoft Graph Toolkit (Waldek Mastykarz)

Build a shopping app with Azure Static Web Apps (Yohan Lasorsa)

AI Builder July 2021 update (Cedrick Bellarosa)

TypeScript 4.4 Improves Control Flow Analysis (Ian Elliot)

Using A Function App with a Dedicated Static IP (Faisal Mustafa)

Building a Command Line Tool with Nodejs and Fauna (Fortune Ikechi)

Jamstack Hosting Solutions: Challengers to the Throne (Raymond Camden)

8 Reasons to Adopt Microservices, in fewer than 100 words (George Stocker)

Visual Studio & .NET

GitHub – Open in Visual Studio Code Insiders (Jon Gallant)

Protobuf – Google’s data interchange format which is smaller, faster, and simpler: 1. Getting started with Protobuf using C# runtime library for Protocol Buffers, 2. Handling Dates & Times, 3. Supporting C# Nullable Types, 4. Protobuf Serialization & Deserialization using C#, 5. Converting Protobuf to JSON & JSON to Protobuf (Kapil Khandelwal)

Design, Methodology & Testing

Is Agile Transformation Still a Thing? (Mike Cottmeyer)

Selenium VB.NET xUnit Test Automating Angular, React, VueJS and 20 More and Selenium C# xUnit Test Automating Angular, React, VueJS and 20 More (Anton Angelov)

Why I Need a Tester (James Bach)

5 free online games you can play with your team (Michał Białecki)

Update App Secrets with Jenkins CI and .NET Core (Nickolas Fisher)

Mobile, IoT & Game Development

Collection of Raspberry Pi retro tech projects (Ashley Whittaker)

Google Play services discontinuing updates for Jelly Bean (API levels 16, 17 & 18) (Vikas Kansal)

Podcasts, Screencasts & Videos

CppCast – with Damien Buhl and Yannic Staudt (Rob Irving)

.NET Core Podcast – VR Applications in Unity with Justin Barnett (Jamie Taylor)

The Stack Overflow Podcast 355: Is everyone starting to work like a developer? (Ben Popper)

Hanselminutes – Engineering Servant Leadership with Carbon Health’s Claire Hough (Scott Hanselman)

Xamarin.Forms MVVM Made Easy with FreshMvvm Framework (Gerald Versluis)

Five Practical Tips to Limitless Data Integration Using Azure Data Factory | Data Exposed (Anna Hoffman & Wee Hyong Tok)

Faster & Safer XAML with Compiled Bindings in Xamarin.Forms & .NET MAUI (James Montemagno)

Live Coding – Uno Platform Gamepad, Light Sensor API and Live Coding – Uno Platform Gamepad API, Ambient Light Sensor API (Martin Zikmund)

The Xamarin Podcast Episode 96: The Final Xamarin Podcast (James Montemagno, Matt Soucoup & David Ortinau)

React Native Radio 203 – React Native Express with Devin Abbott (Jamon Holmgren, Devon Abbott, Jon Major Condon & Robin Heinze)

Speeding up Your Angular Apps with Daniel Kreider – AiA 316 (Charles Max Wood, Richard Sithole & Subrat Mishra)

Gaining Stability with Rule Based Policies with Shimon Tolts – Adventures in DevOps 076 (Charles Max Wood, Jeffrey Groman & Will Button)

Rocket 341: Social Media Astir (Christina Warren, Brianna Wu & Simone De Rochefort)

The MongoDB Podcast Ep. 66 – The Road to Atlas #4 – The Road Ahead with Cailin Nelson, and Sahir Azam (Michael Lynn & Nic Raboy)

Azure Podcast Episode 384 – Safe Deployment Practices (Sujit D’Mello)

Community & Events

DockerCon 2021: Women in Tech Panel (Hema Ganapathy)

So you want to start a User Group (James Petty)

Excel Influencer Teaching The TikTok Masses (Jeffrey Raymond Kitt)

Interview with the Amazing Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman (Kenneth Fisher)

Congratulations to the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards winners and finalists (Rodney Clark)

Microsoft is giving employees a $1,500 pandemic bonus (Tom Warren)


Create a Checklist App with Power Apps and SQL Server (Hristo Hristov)

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU11 Release (Daniel Coelho)

Azure Container Instance and SQL server part 2 (Arun Sirpal)

Read Only Tables – Is it Possible? – SQL in Sixty Seconds #179 (Pinal Dave)

DenoDB Enables Wider Database Support (Kay Ewbank)

SharePoint & MS Teams

Keeping up to date on Azure with MS Teams (John Kilmister)

Microsoft Teams: Now you can bring in your data from Salesforce too (Liam Tung)

Get nostalgic with new Microsoft Teams backgrounds (Microsoft 365 Team)


Surface Duo will be upgraded to Android 11 in Sep/Oct and Duo 2 also launched at the time (RMC Team)

Cryo-EM Research Using Relion (SabrePC Team)

Guide: How to Install Windows 11 in a Virtual Machine (Michael Reinders)

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