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13/06/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 23

A week off work...kept busy with appointments, virtual conference, family visits and Euro 2020.
07/06/2021 azure microsoft

Passing the AZ-900 exam (at home)

Tips on studying for and sitting the AZ-900 exam at home.
06/06/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 22

Sunshine, bank holiday, passed an exam and family visits.
30/05/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 21

Speaking at MS Build, meetups, work and a staycation citybreak.
29/05/2021 developerDiary microsoftBuild dotnet

Microsoft Build 2021

The biggest conference of the year for those of us who work in Microsoft stack, Microsoft Build, was this week. There were over 300 sessions across timezone were hosted for free on-line. Here is a wee summary of what I watched, learned & spoke about at Build...
23/05/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 20

A very busy week!
16/05/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 19

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
09/05/2021 umbraco umbracov9 dotnet cli

Working with Umbraco v9 beta in CLI

Now we are in .Net core territory with Umbraco v9 (beta), we can utilise the .Net CLI introduced in .Net Core 2.1. Let's have a look at using the CLI to build our Umbraco application.
09/05/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 18

Learning, coding, meetups, voting and a wee bit of normality!
02/05/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 17

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
25/04/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 16

Meetups, sunshine, new tech and baking... a good balance.
18/04/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 15

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
10/04/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 14

"Don't call it a comeback"... I finally managed to write a technical blog for the first time for months! A long weekend meant lots of coding, learning & alot of watching TV.
06/04/2021 dotnet umbraco webapi dotnetcore

Building friendly APIs in Umbraco v9 (alpha)

This post will provide a quick start guide to using Umbraco v9 as a Headless CMS with friendly documentation for folks using your APIs.
03/04/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 13

MVP Global Summit, a local (virtual) tech meetup, podcasts & running.
28/03/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 12

Running, goal setting & reading.
20/03/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 11

Another week done already! A pretty chilled one for me: family, baking, jigsaws and books.
13/03/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 10

A short diary this week, but I promised myself to document the not so busy weeks aswell as the fun ones!
06/03/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 9

Welcome to Developer Diary, this week was a busy one for both community and day job! Presenting workshops and table talks, training and lots of reading.
27/02/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 8

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊 This week: meetups, learning video recording tools & football.
20/02/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 7

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
13/02/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 6

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
06/02/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 5

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
30/01/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 4

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
27/01/2021 umbraco cms

Using Umbraco Content Templates

In Umbraco, Content Templates let us set a blueprint for pages using the specified node type.
22/01/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary: 2021 week 3

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊 It was my birthday this week so I had a few days off work. Not much to do in lockdown birthdays but walks in the park and watching movies!
15/01/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary: 2021 week 2

First full week back to work routine and I managed to continue on with the blog and also some other positive routines, I will take that as a win!
10/01/2021

.Net 5: WebAPI with OpenAPI docs

When building APIs in .Net apps, I have been using Swagger UI auto generated API docs for a few years now, so I was happy to hear they were now "out of the box" with .Net 5 WebAPI.
08/01/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary: 2021 week 1

Happy New Year! What a year 2020 was, eh? I found weeks would pass and it was hard to differentiate one from the next. So for 2020, I have decided to keep a diary, to keep track of things I have done and learned week to week. I find it easy, particularly in these "stay at home" times, to feel like I am not achieving much but I thought I'd write down and share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
23/12/2020 c# dotnet

Init only properties in C# 9

A useful new feature in C# 9, init only setters for properties, allows us to have truly immutable objects or variables.
12/12/2020 c# dotnet

Top Level Programs in C# 9

Top Level Programs are a newly available feature in C#. In this post we will have a look at how it is different in C# 9 and what we can do in top level programs.