Dew Drop – September 23, 2021 (#3523)

Top Links

Announcing Azure Functions 4.0 public preview with .NET 6 support (Anthony Chu)

Introducing Collection of New Visual Studio Themes! (Grace Taylor)

.NET Foundation Board of Directors Election 2021: Results! (Nicole Miller)

Microsoft Refreshes Surface Lineup with Duo 2, Pro 8, and Go 3 and More and Surface Laptop Studio: Microsoft’s New Portable Workstation (Brad Sams)

Introducing new Surface products, built for Windows 11 (Pete Kyriacou)

Web & Cloud Development

General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 21.09 (Azure Sphere Team)

Building the Excel to JSON Angular App: Part 1 – CSV to JSON (Brian Lagunas)

Getting Your `head` Straight: A New CSS Performance Diagnostics Snippet (Vitaly Friedman)

Kubernetes, Give Me a Queue (Yaron Parasol)

Node v16.10.0 (Current) (Bethany Nicolle Griggs)

TextControl Version 30.0 Live Preview (Bjoern Meyer)

Index Signatures in TypeScript (Dmitri Pavlutin)

How to Explain Public-Key Cryptography and Digital Signatures to Anyone (Joey deVilla)

The Pros and Cons of Using a Chat API in Your App (Julia Serdiuk)

Menu and Thumbnail Stack Animation (Mary Lou)

Getting Up and Running with Dapr (Steve Jones)


Tips and Ticks when creating a Custom Control in Xamarin Forms. Part. 1 (Charlin Agramonte)

Visual Studio & .NET

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4 – More Productivity (Kay Ewbank)

Visual Studio 2022 Themes Revamped with Tool to Convert VS Code Themes (David Ramel)

Converting between UTF-8 strings and UTF-16 strings in C++/WinRT (Raymond Chen)

String Performance: Checking For an Empty String (David McCarter)

Design, Methodology & Testing

How Medical Companies are Innovating Through Agile Practices (Nancy Van Schooenderwoert & Brian Shoemaker)

Open Source in the 2021 Accelerate State of DevOps Report (Google Open Source Programs Office)

Dependency Injection Book Reviewed (Steve Smith)

Git Branching Strategies vs. Trunk-Based Development (LaunchDarkly)

Separating Concerns with Pipes & Filters (Derek Comartin)

List Recent Git Branches (Elijah Manor)

What Makes Figma so Popular for UI/UX Design and Why You Should Use It (Fazmeena Faisal)

Bug Reporting—Writing for an Audience (Louise Gibbs)

TeamCity 2021.2 EAP3 is here (Maria Kudryavtseva)

What is an A/B Test? (Martin Tingley, Wenjing Zheng, Simon Ejdemyr, Stephanie Lane & Colin McFarland)

So GitHub has a CLI – let’s take a look (Sarah Lean)

Mobile, IoT & Game Development

The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook 2022 (Rob Zwetsloot)

StereoKit v0.3.3 (C# and OpenXR) (Nick Klingensmith)

Podcasts, Screencasts & Videos

Syntax Podcast – From React To SvelteKit (Wes Bos)

.NET Rocks! – F# and JavaScript with Zaid Ajaj (Carl Franklin & Richard Campbell)

Working Code Podcast – Episode 041: The Third Age Of JavaScript With Shawn “swyx” Wang (Ben Nadel)

Azure Podcast Episode 395 – SAP on Azure (Sujit D’Mello)

Learn C# with CSharpFritz – Beginning C# – LINQ (Jeff Fritz)

Enhance your Employee Experience with Microsoft Viva (Michael Gannotti)

Microsoft Mechanics – Surface Laptop Studio Hands-on Review (Chris Greiser)

Microsoft Mechanics – Surface Pro 8 Hands-on Review + Updates to the Surface 2-in-1 Lineup (Dave Mitchell)

Design Details 413: Design Mentorship (Brian Lovin & Marshall Bock)

Web Rush Episode 152: Creating a Successful Front-End Onboarding Plan with Dana Yudelevich (John Papa, Ward Bell, Dan Wahlin & Craig Shoemaker)

The MongoDB Podcast Episode 78 – Building Kustomer with Jeremy Suriel (Michael Lynn & Nic Raboy)

Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly – Episode 135 – Adis Jugo (Nubelus) (Vesa Juvonen & Waldek Mastykarz)

Community & Events

Calling on developers for Virtual Hackathon (Daniel Kim)

GitLab launches Collective on Stack Overflow (Jascha Drel)

Reconnect Series: Mike Walker (Jeffrey Raymond Kitt)

Top Oktoberfest Celebrations and Fall Beer Festivals in Philadelphia for 2021 (Visit Philly)

Maker Spotlight: Will Gorecki (Jennifer Blakeslee)


Azure Database for MySQL: Azure Pipelines support in public preview and Azure Tips & Tricks – Tip 334 – How to copy data from one Cosmos DB container to another container (Azure Team)

Query Store: A Better Execution Plan Alert (Aakash Patel)

Oracle on Azure- Unix to Linux and Options (Kellyn Gorman)

Current Date Time in Python and SQL (Pinal Dave)

SharePoint & MS Teams

How lazy can you get by combining Alexa and Microsoft Teams? (Loryan Strant)


Building an ETL with PowerShell (Greg Moore)


Introducing Power Automate machine runtime (Quentin Sele Barancy)

Windows on ARM on Apple Silicon – An Open Conversation (Wesley Miller)

Microsoft refreshes its Surface PC portfolio including Android-based Duo 2 (Mary Jo Foley)

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22463 (Brandon LeBlanc)

Microsoft’s new Slim Pen 2 uses haptics to mimic the feeling of using a real pen (Cameron Faulkner)

Microsoft’s new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around (Dan Seifert)

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 hands-on: the one we’ve waited for (Dieter Bohn)

Autoruns v14.02, WinObj v3.12, Tcpview v4.15 and Process Monitor v3.85 (Alex Mihaiuc)

Microsoft Surface Duo vs Duo 2: Significant updates address first generation shortfalls (Matthew Miller)

Let’s Encrypt’s Root Certificate is About To Expire, and It Might Break Your Devices (msmash)

Microsoft’s new mouse has a shell that’s 20 percent recycled ocean plastic (Richard Lawler) 4.3 is now available (Rick Brewster)

Tim Cook says employees who leak memos do not belong at Apple, according to leaked memo (Zoe Schiffer)

Surface Adaptive Kit makes Microsoft’s laptops more accessible and Surface Laptop Studio is Microsoft’s new powerful flagship laptop (Tom Warren)

The Geek Shelf

 Web Development with Blazor: A hands-on guide for .NET developers to build interactive UIs with C# (Jimmy Engström) – Referral Link

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