Secrets are a first-class citizen in Docker. They're for storing sensitive application data, like API keys and connection strings. Secrets have been in Docker on Linux for a while, and with Docker version 17.06 they're coming to Windows.
I love async/await Task based programming! I talk about it in all my demos, it is in all my libraries, and Frank and I did a whole Merge Conflict podcast episode on it. The problem is that I keep getting bug reports and seeing samples where it is being abused and used completely wrong.
The story is a metaphor for change and the way we should cope with and adapt to it. I dare say that the first, perhaps unconfessed, sentiment that some developers feel about ASP.NET Core is dismay—like in this fable when the characters reach out to the cheese station only to find it empty.
The Peachpie PHP compiler project joined the .NET Foundation this week and I'm trying to get my head around it. PHP in .NET? PHP on .NET? Under .NET? What compiles to what? Why would I want this? How does it work? Does it feel awesome or does it feel gross?
Who has ever tested their WebAPI knows such tools as Postman or Advanced REST (extensions for Chrome). These tools are convenient in every way, except that they are not able to recognize which models the API accepts, which ones it returns and do not provide information about all possible endpoints. The Swashbuckle package solves this disadvantage.
The Composition APIs empower Universal Windows Platform (UWP) developers to do beautiful and powerful things when they access the Visual Layer. In the Windows 10 Creators Update, we made working with the Visual Layer much easier with new, powerful APIs.