Dew Drop – July 16, 2021 (#3486)

Top Links

The Future of Xamarin Community Toolkit (Brandon Minnick)

Debug code with force run to cursor (Harshada Hole)

New TwoPaneLayout Compose library preview (Joy Liu)

XAML Live Preview and the Future of Designers for App Development (Nick Randolph)

An Emoji For Your Thoughts. Microsoft’s new emojis (Claire Anderson)

Web & Cloud Development

Exploring Next.js 11: What Is New (David Adeneye Abiodun)

You Can Do That With A JavaScript Data Grid? (Zara Cooper)

What’s New in 2021 Volume 2: Blazor Scheduler (Mahesh Palanisamy)

CSS Grid Cheat Sheet (Mariana Simon)

Fully Sharded Data Parallel: faster AI training with fewer GPUs (Myle Ott, Sam Shleifer, Min Xu, Priya Goyal, Quentin Duval & Vittorio Caggiano)

Server-Side Engine in JavaScript Pivot Table: An Overview (Ramesh)

What use cases exist for async_hooks? (Node.js Team)

Adding User Profiles to Static Web Apps (Aaron Powell)

API vs. Microservices: A Beginners Guide to Understand Them (Jaden Baptista)


Getting started with a UI and not die trying in Xamarin Forms (Leomaris Reyes)

Everything You Need to Know About WinUI 3 Slider (Sheik Syed)

Visual Studio & .NET

Build and Debug C++ with WSL 2 Distributions and Visual Studio 2022 (Erika)

Software Architecture with C# 9 and .NET 5 – Book Review (Joseph Guadagno)

Get a Reward for Sharing Your dotTrace or dotMemory Experience (Anastasia Kazakova)

Design, Methodology & Testing

Azure DevOps Server 2020.1.1 RC now available (Gloridel Morales)

Creating reusable build scripts with NUKE components – How can we take advantage of the latest C# features to create highly reusable build scripts with NUKE? (Erik Heemskerk)

Assessing Remote Employee Experiences for Hybrid-Remote Work-Settings (Ben Linders)

Indigo.Design App Builder July Release – GitHub integration, Drag & Drop and more (Danail Marinov)

11 Git Commands I Use Every Day (Domagoj Vidovic)

Domain-Driven Refactoring: Procedural Beginnings (Jimmy Bogard)

5 learnings as a Product Manager (Kitty Bhasin)

Mindful Work: Capturing, Prioritizing and Working on Tasks Effectively (Roxana Murariu)

7 Key Insights of  Product Management (Sandra Davey)

How To Instill An Ownership Mindset In Your Team (Sarah Ribeiro)

Mobile, IoT & Game Development

Use These Dart/Flutter Packages for More Beautiful UIs (Mirsaid İsmailov)

New AppCode 2021.2 EAP: Completion for Documentation Tags in Swift and Bug Fixes (Stanislav Dombrovsky)

Podcasts, Screencasts & Videos

Kubernetes Podcast from Google – Gatekeeper and Policy Controller, with Max Smythe (Craig Box & Adam Glick)

CppCast – Improving Performance with Ivica Bogosavljevic (Rob Irving)

Hanselminutes – New Ways to Teach Computer Science with Maria Naggaga (Scott Hanselman)

Angular and Routing Testing – Part 2 featuring Lars Brink – AiA 317 (Charles Max Wood & Richard Sithole)

Using SQL Data Sync for Bidirectional Data Replication in SQL Server and Azure SQL DBs | Data Exposed (Anna Hoffman & Mara-Florina Steiu)

AzureFunBytes Episode 51 – Deploy With ARM Templates with @shankuehn (Jay Gordon)

Evaluating Jobs and Job Offers – Adventures in DevOps 077 (Charles Max Wood, Jeffrey Groman & Will Button)

Rocket 342: Goodbye, Fleets (Christina Warren, Brianna Wu & Simone De Rochefort)

AWS Developers Podcast Episode 005 – Future of Cloud Development Kit with Elad Ben-Israel (David Isbitski)

UX Podcast #267 – UX Theatre with Tanya Snook (James Royal-Lawson & Per Axbom)

React Native Radio #204 – Own Your Dependencies with Mark Rickert (Jamon Holmgren, Jon Major Condon & Mark Rickert)

Creating data-driven web applications with Django [1 of 24] | Beginner’s Series to: Django | Beginner’s Series to: Django (Matthew Leib)

Talk Python to Me #325: MicroPython + CircuitPython (Michael Kennedy)

Collaborative Debugging (Ozcode)

It’s Not for People – Windows Weekly 733 (Paul Thurrott)

OSS Power-Ups: Verify – Webinar Recording (Matthias Koch)

What’s next for GraphQL tooling? (Michael Staib)

Community & Events

Save the Date for .NET Conf: Focus on F#, July 29th, 2021 (Halah Villalobos)

Twitter Inclusion & Diversity Report July 2021: Cultivating Inclusion (Dalana Brand)

Healthcare Software Industry Trusts Text Control (Bjoern Meyer)

Student leaders are taking GitHub Campus TV to the next level (Elise Hollowed)

Get inspired: partner with us on what’s next in Windows (Aidan Marcuss)

5 Years of Merge Conflict (James Montemagno)

Data Engineers of Netflix — Interview with Kevin Wylie (Netflix Technology Blog)


SQL SERVER – Find Instance Name for Availability Group Listener (Pinal Dave)

Using SQL Data Sync for Bidirectional Data Replication in SQL Server and Azure SQL Databases (Marisa Brasile)

Why Are Linked Server Queries So Bad? (Brent Ozar)

SharePoint & MS Teams

First Look at Microsoft Teams 2.0 and First Look at Microsoft’s New Teams Peripherals (Brad Sams)

Microsoft Viva Enhanced Teams as A Platform (Joel Oleson)


Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.71 and Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1147 (21H2) and Releasing Windows 10 Build 19043.1147 (21H1) to Release Preview Channel (Brandon LeBlanc)

Introducing the next feature update to Windows 10: 21H2 (John Cable)

Valve have announced the very Switch-like Steam Deck (Katharine Castle)

How to opt-in to the Extended Stable release cycle option beginning with Microsoft Edge 94 (MS Edge Team)

Hands-On with the Office Visual Refresh (Paul Thurrott)

Microsoft reveals first Windows 365 pricing for PCs in the cloud (Tom Warren)

More Link Collections

The Morning Brew #3275 (Chris Alcock)

Collective #670 (Mary Lou)

Code Maze Weekly #85 (Vladimir Pecanac)

The Geek Shelf

 ASP.NET Core 5 and Angular: Full-stack web development with .NET 5 and Angular 11, 4th Ed (Valerio De Sanctis) – Referral Link

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