Dew Drop – October 12, 2021 (#3535)

Top Links

Prime your flux capacitor: SQL Server temporal tables in EF Core 6.0 (Jeremy Likness)

GPU accelerated ML workflows broadly available in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (Clarke Rahrig)

Shrink your WSL2 Virtual Disks and Docker Images and Reclaim Disk Space (Scott Hanselman)

Case Study: Using Visual Studio Profiler to reduce memory allocations in the Windows Terminal console host startup path (Austin Lamb)

Webview UI Toolkit for Visual Studio Code (David Dossett & Hawk Ticehurst)

A preview of WSL in the Microsoft Store is now available! (Craig Loewen)

Web & Cloud Development

Exploring Observables in JavaScript Programming (Nathan Rozentals)

What’s New in Progressive Web Apps in Microsoft Edge 96 (MS Edge Team)

GraphQL & REST with Typescript, Prisma and Azure SQL: love at first sight! (Davide Mauri)

Making a dynamic Image Viewer Panel with Comet’s JavaScript SDK (Michael Cullan)

Creating a Game in Blazor – Part 4 – Platform and Collision (Paul Michaels)

StackBlitz September 2021 Update (Tomek Sulkowski)

Announcing the Release of kpack 0.4.0 (Beena More)

VMware Tanzu Build Service 1.3 Is Now Available (Beena More)

ARM Template Visualizer (Dennes Torres)

Google OAuth incremental authorization improvement (Vikrant Rana & Badi Azad)

How To Create a Restful Client in Go? (Mihalis Tsoukalos)


Introducing the New WinUI 3 ComboBox (Jegan Raj M)

Windows App SDK (‘Project Reunion’) Polished Ahead of v1.0 GA Debut (David Ramel)

Visual Studio & .NET

Supporting EF Core migrations with WebApplicationBuilder: Exploring .NET Core 6 – Part 5 (Andrew Lock)

Improved Null Pointer Dereference Detection in Visual Studio 2022 version 17.0 Preview 4 (Gabor Horvath)

Copy Code Reference in ReSharper and Rider 2021.3 EAP (Matthias Koch)

Updating NuGet packages from command-line – deep dive (Thomas Ardal)

Marten V4: Hard Deletes, Soft Deletes, Un-Deletes, All the Deletes You Meet (Jeremy D. Miller)

How to add logs on Console with .NET Core and Serilog (Davide Bellone)

Enable .NET CLI Tab Completion (Cody Merritt Anhorn)

Design, Methodology & Testing

Azure DevOps Response to GitKraken SSH Bug (Gloridel Morales)

GitHub Enterprise Adds Centralized User Accounts (Kay Ewbank)

The inefficiency of tests (Tim Ottinger)

Amazon will leave remote work decisions to individual team leaders in new policy twist (Todd Bishop)

Shift to remote work prompted more cybersecurity questions than any breach (David Gibson)

Setting up Dependabot with GitHub actions to approve and merge (Jeff Yates)

Mobile, IoT & Game Development

Made with Unity: Creating and training a robot digital twin (Anthony Navarro)

Erase pen handling code with the Ink SDK (Kristen Halper)

Podcasts, Screencasts & Videos

Syntax Podcast – Hasty Treat – Neat Things in CSS Color – Current and Coming! (Wes Bos)

Revision Path – Eric Bailey (Maurice Cherry)

InfoQ Podcast: Rosaria Silipo on Codeless Deep Learning and Visual Programming (Rosaria Silipo)

The Stack Overflow Podcast 383: A database built for a firehose (Ryan Donovan)

Microsoft Mechanics – How to Manage Cloud Spend In Azure — With Your Endpoint of Choice (Jeremy Chapman & Matt McSpirit)

Xamarin Alerts, Dialogs and More on Steroids with Acr.UserDialogs (Gerald Versluis)

Fragmented – The Software Podcast 223: Productivity with TODO Apps and Personal Knowledge Management Systems (Donn Felker & Kaushik Gopal)

SQL Server Radio Episode 133 – Good news, everyone! (Guy Glantser & Eitan Blumin)

The 6 Figure Developer Episode 215 – Rebuilding the Plane Mid-Air w/ David Merk (John Callaway)

Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly – Episode 138 – Carmen Ysewijn (Qubix) and Luise Freese (Vesa Juvonen & Waldek Mastykarz)

Women in Technology Podcast – Giving Back! (WiT Podcast Team)

Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast – Oracle ACE Mirela Ardelean Previews the 2021 Oracle Groundbreakers EMEA Virtual Tour (Bob Rhubart)

UI Breakfast – BDTP. Email Automation & Customer Experience with Jordan Skole (Jane Portman)

Microsoft 365 Dev Podcast – Building a Solution with Low-Code Tools with Carmen Ysewijn and Luise Freese (Jeremy Thake & Paul Schaeflein)

Performance architecture talk (Oren Eini)

JS Roundup: Episode 03 (Aleksandra Aganezova)

Community & Events

Free Workshop 05: Introduction to Agile Leadership [Review & Retro] (Martin Hinshelwood)

Twilio Gives Back Globally (Twilio)

NEXT Special – Google Cloud NEXT Security: What to Watch? (Anton A. Chuvakin)


SQL String functions in SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL (Andrea Gnemmi)

SQL Express Size Limit for Data File (Pinal Dave)

Use Indexes for blazing-fast queries on your API for MongoDB Data (Gahl Levy)


Working with .NET as a PowerShell Developer (Josphat Mutai)

Test your PowerShell code with Pester (Chris Noring)


Microsoft Translator: Now translating 100 languages and counting! (Alyssa Hughes)

Microsoft Surface Devices – Chip to Cloud Secure – Part 1 (Christopher Knight)

Move Windows 11 Taskbar To Left (Mahesh Chand)

More Link Collections

The Morning Brew #3330 (Chris Alcock)

.NET App Developer Links – 2021-10-12 (Dan Rigby)

Weekly Xamarin – Issue 323 – 12th Oct 2021 (Kym Phillpotts)

Sands of MAUI: Issue #28 (Sam Basu)

[Last Week in .NET #63] – .NET Foundation finds out the silent treatment doesn’t work, tries rolling heads (George Stocker)

The Geek Shelf

 Thinking in Systems (Donella H. Meadows & Diana Wright) – Referral Link

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