Welcome, beautiful new world…
As excited and ideal platform I got attracted to .NET and C#. I have to admit, in between I gave Visual Basic a try, but it didn’t really made me happy. I was thrilled by Microsoft and .NET, so I organized a great community in my hometown Ingolstadt. I visited communities and conferences around the world and talked about my experiences. I initiated the biggest community roadshows with thousands of attendees. I also wrote books and articles for technical magazines. To make a long story short: I worked hard on my carrier and to be known in the Microsoft developer world.
Moving in a new direction
Time changes everything, also the customer requirements. At numerous meetings with customers the most recent topic was „bring your own device“. There were Managers in front of me using their Windows, Mac or Linux computers. Everyone wants to know the true promise of the new software and at the end, the final winner always was the browser. A .NET solution couldn’t pay that much attention anymore. I realized, the focus of .NET changed to the back-end and cloud development. Of course there still is Xamarin, which brings .NET to mobile devices. But it had a lot of disadvantages compared to Apache Cordova while we worked out our proof of concepts.
Give up everything?
Not at all! Just a week ago, I had a workshop about the .NET development with Microsoft Azure. At the same night I had a speech at my home community, called INdotNET, about XAML. We’re working intensive with a Microservices architecture. If we need a specific strength of .NET, the solution will be exhausted. The data communication of the Entity Framework to the SQL server for example. Then we are using an ASP.NET Core Web-API with Entity Framework Core or even an elderly fully developed Entity Framework 6. Also I will continue on writing my XAML Expertise column for the Windows.Developer-Magazine. Finally I still have a lot of customers who are using WPF.
And now, have a lot of fun on my new blog.