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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Nov 27, 2023

Maarten loves building web and cloud apps. His main interests are in .NET web technologies, C#, and application performance. He is Developer Advocate at JetBrains and created SpeakerTravel, a tool to help conference organizers. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events. In his free time, he brews his own beer.


Topics of Discussion:

[4:34] The mindset difference between developing software applications for everyday use versus developer tools, and how it affects the programming process.

[5:40] What is JetBrains, and why should .NET devs care?

[6:44] IDE stands for integrated development environments.

[9:01] JetBrains announcing Rider.

[10:31] Essential software development patterns for desktop applications.

[13:35] What does the code generally look like? Is it .NET events? Is it observer pattern?

[15:54] Maarten talks about the approach of creating general-purpose business applications with modular components, making development and maintenance more efficient.

[18:35] TeamCity, a continuous integration (CI) server used internally and for building products.

[19:50] The concept of a safe merge.

[21:11] JetBrains Toolbox.

[21:53] How Maarten compartmentalizes tests.

[24:44] Static analysis tools for code quality and customization.

[27:38] Duplicate code identifier.

[30:41] VS Code.

[32:13] What are some interesting things to look out for in the future?


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Clear Measure Way

Architect Forum

Software Engineer Forum

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Clear Measure, Inc. (Sponsor)

.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer’s Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon!

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Maarten’s Blog



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