SDD 2017 Schedule
Tuesday 16 May 2017
Past, present and future of C# and .NET
“In the beginning there was…” Take a look back at over 15 years of .NET and C# evolution and look into the future driven by enormous underlying changes. Those changes are driven by a shift in perception of how .NET fits into the Microsoft ecosystem. You’ll leave understanding how to leverage the .NET Full Framework, .NET Core 1.0, .NET Standard at the right time. Changes in .NET paralleled changes in the languages we’ll reflect on how far C# and Visual Basic have come and how they’ve weathered major changes in how we think about code. Looking to the future, you’ll see both the impact of functional approaches and areas where C# probably won’t go. The story would not be complete without cruising through adjacent libraries – the venerable ASP.NET and rock-star Entity Framework that’s recovered so well from its troubled childhood. You’ll leave this talk with a better understanding of the tool you’re using today, and how it’s changing to keep you relevant in a constantly morphing world.
Kathleen loves to code and loves to talk about code. Along the way she’s been an architect, a manager, a teacher, a writer, a speaker, and hopefully still a fun person! She’s written tons of articles, a book, and spoken at many conferences around the world. She’s the Director of Engineering at ROI Code, and has videos in both the Pluralsight and Wintellect libraries. @KathleenDollard