Dew Drop – September 21, 2021 (#3521)

Top Links

Minimal APIs in .NET 6 but where are the Unit Tests? (Scott Hanselman)

Announcing the Pulumi REST API (Joe Duffy)

6 Essential Tools to Detect and Fix Performance Issues in .NET (Michael Shpilt)

Let’s Learn .NET: IoT (Sept 30th) (.NET Team)

LINQ improvements in .NET 6 (Matt Eland)

Web & Cloud Development

Azure Tips & Tricks – Tip 333 – How to render 3D content remotely with Azure Remote Rendering (Azure Team)

Azure Architecture the Well-Architected: The Backstage Tour (Lee Stott)

Angular Basics: Data Binding Part 3—Property Binding (Nwose Lotanna Victor)

How to detect if the User’s OS prefers dark mode and change your site with CSS and JS (Scott Hanselman)

Azure Static WebApps, Azure DevOps and CDN friendliness (Uno Platform Team)

Building an API Platform That Will Support the Future (Kin Lane)

IndieWeb Avatar, yet another Eleventy Image Service API (Zach Leatherman)

How Web Development Tools Are Helping Users Keep Pace With Rapid Change (Frederick O’Brien)

Multi-tenant architecture for SaaS apps (Rabia Williams)


Xamarin Forms Circular Activity Indicator For UWP (Ninaada Bellippady)

Visual Studio & .NET

C# tip: define Using Aliases to avoid ambiguity (Davide Bellone)

C# XML Comments in Visual Studio Code (Dennes Torres)

ECDSA and Custom XML Signatures in .NET and How to sign XML using RSA in .NET (Scott Brady)

Design, Methodology & Testing

Safe schema updates – Continuous Integration is misunderstood (Alex Yates)

Distributed transaction patterns for microservices compared (Bilgin Ibryam)

Hybrid Work is Here to Stay, and Software Teams Need to Adapt (Aaron Upright)

Mobile, IoT & Game Development

Get Started with Android Authentication Using Kotlin: Part 1 and Get Started with Android Authentication Using Kotlin: Part 2 (Joey deVilla)

Swift 5.5 Released! (Ted Kremenek)

Podcasts, Screencasts & Videos

Syntax Podcast – Hasty Treat – Webhooks (Wes Bos)

Revision Path – Elsa Amri (Maurice Cherry)

The Stack Overflow Podcast 377: You don’t need a math PhD to play Dwarf Fortress, just to code it (Ryan Donovan)

AWS Developers Podcast Episode 013 – Building for Alexa on AWS with Paul Cutsinger (David Isbitski)

Learn C# with CSharpFritz – C# Basics: Collections and Generics and Learn C# with CSharpFritz – Collections and Generics (Jeff Fritz)

Joe Guadagno on the Latest in Azure DevOps – Azure DevOps Podcast Episode 159 (Jeffrey Palermo)

Google Cloud Security Podcast Episode 32 – Can You Ever Know Thyself: Cloud Attack Surface Management (Anton A. Chuvakin)

Microsoft 365 Dev Podcast – Microsoft 365 App Certification with Orion O‘Malley (Jeremy Thake & Paul Schaeflein)

UI Breakfast Episode 222: The “Franchise” Philosophy with Jordan Skole (Jane Portman)

Free Workshop 04: Introduction to Sprint Reviews [Review & Retrospective] (Martin Hinshelwood)

Tabs and Spaces Podcast 109 – Full of crap stack (feat. Joe Zack) (Zac Braddy, Jamie Taylor & James Studdart)

The 6 Figure Developer Episode 212 – Don’t Sacrifice Quality (John Callaway)

Community & Events

Microsoft’s Surface hardware event: rumors, news, and announcements (Tom Warren)

Announcing Dapr’s Steering and Technical Committee (Dapr Team)

We’re Keeping the Ranch Online… For Now (Eric Wilson)

Meet a recent Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador graduate: Fanie Ndlovu (MS Student Developer Team)


Restore SQL Server databases using File Snapshot Backups (Mohammed Moinudheen)

SQL SERVER – CPU Scheduler Waiting On Disk (Pinal Dave)

Introducing AzureDataPipelineTools (Niall Langley)

Released: Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 2.1.4 (David Engel)

SharePoint & MS Teams

Microsoft Teams on the desktop will let users join meetings anonymously across clouds (Rabia Noureen)

Inside Microsoft Teams, Episode 402: “Change Management for Microsoft Teams” (Stephen Rose)

New Teams Insights Features (Steve Fenton)


Parsing JSON with PowerShell (Paul Harrison)

PnP Batch versus Microsoft Graph Batch in PowerShell to add/delete 3k items (Reshmee Auckloo)


The reason I feel optimistic about the future of Alzheimer’s research (Bill Gates)

How to remove temporary files in Windows 11 (Kapil Arya)

US COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses That of 1918 Pandemic (BeauHD)

Work from home setup: mission accomplished (Gregor Suttie)

Amazon leaks new Kindle Paperwhite with larger 6.8-inch display (Jon Porter)

Bezos Earth Fund pledges $1B to conserve land and sea in critical areas of the world (Todd Bishop)

Surface Duo 2 passes through the FCC with 5G, NFC, and wireless charging support (Tom Warren)

More Link Collections

.NET App Developer Links – 2021-09-21 (Dan Rigby)

Sands of MAUI: Issue #25 (Sam Basu)

Reading Notes #484 (Frank Boucher)

[Last Week in .NET #60]- Sourcing Your Packages (George Stocker)

The Geek Shelf

 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies and Design Complete Study Guide: Exams AZ-303 and AZ-304 (William Panek & Benjamin Perkins) – Referral Link

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