A history of .Net: The long road to Core w/ Daniel Waddell

Tech Foundations Louisville
Tech Foundations Louisville
Public group


888 W Market St · Louisville, KY

How to find us

Park at meters (free starting 6pm) or in the paid garage next door. Enter the main Waystar door and immediately to your left we'll be in their cafe area.

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Doors open at 5:30 for gathering, talk will start at 6:05.

.Net developers are celebrating the release of .Net Core 3.0, which makes it a great time to have a retrospective on how we got here. In this talk we will look at the bumpy road that the .Net Framework and .Net Framework related technologies have taken since 1.0 first went into beta in 2000. We will talk about the revolution of managed code and briefly talk about .Net technologies that you will see as a .Net developer. These include ADO.Net, ASP.Net, Windows Forms, WPF, and WCF. We will also talk about frameworks built on top of .Net like Silverlight and Xamarin. This is a fun look at what technologies worked, and which ones flopped and a history lesson from developers whose careers paralleled the technology.

Bio: Daniel Waddell is a Solutions Architect with HMB, he is a lifelong learner who gets excited about clean code, service oriented architecture, and an efficient automated build process.