A MAUI Start

A MAUI Start

.NET MAUI is Microsoft’s next version of Xamarin Forms. It has taken Microsoft a few years to get here, but with .NET 7 MAUI is finally in a usable state. Since .NET MAUI is an extension of what was Xamarin Forms, you can write a single piece of C# code that...
Visual Studio for Mac

Visual Studio for Mac

Visual Studio may be Microsoft’s best product. I have always been impressed with it, especially compared to other IDEs. I have become a fan of JetBrains Rider in the last few years. It is a pretty impressive editor too. In some ways, it does a better job than...
Visual Studio Live – Orlando

Visual Studio Live – Orlando

Some of our Don’t Panic Labs team attended Live 360 (which included Visual Studio Live) in Orlando last week. I’ve never had the opportunity to participate in a Visual Studio Live conference before, so I was pretty excited to check it out. While we were there to...
.NET 7 Has Arrived

.NET 7 Has Arrived

.NET 7 is out, and it is a pretty significant upgrade. Performance, ASP.NET, MAUI, and C# 11 are some of the new features. Microsoft continues to improve the performance improvements of .NET. As I have discussed in a previous blog post, Microsoft has needed to improve...
Quick Look – Luxon

Quick Look – Luxon

In JavaScript projects, we have been using MomentJS for a lot of the date math that happens in much of the business software we write. The MomentJS team is pushing for Luxon as the replacement. To get started with Luxon, you need to install it with npm. npm install...
What Type of Mistake

What Type of Mistake

I am not good at drawing; I wish I were, but I am not. I got a lot of practice when my kids were younger. We spent a lot of time drawing with chalk on our driveway and sidewalks. We often drew things my kids were into at the time: cars, families, and trains. For some...