For many, the graphical user interface of VSCode simplifies git, streamlining commands into digestible, one-click operations. However, this simplicity prevents many from truly understanding what actually happens when commands such as 'push', 'pull', 'fetch', and 'rebase' are executed.

Unlock the full potential of AI with our transformative talk, 'Prompt Engineering - Crafting Prompts and Code for Optimal AI Interaction'. If you've ever found yourself grappling with ChatGPT outputs that miss the mark, or if the realm of prompt engineering seems daunting, this session is for you.

Prompts play a crucial role in communicating and directing the behavior of Large Language Models (LLMs) AI. They are queries to extract useful responses from a model. Semantic Kernel is like a mixologist who looks at available ingredients and crafts new cocktail recipes.

There is a place where TLS ends and before C# begins, and there the software flows soft and bright.

A UX Story from the world's most used white labeled travel site: how we use Sketches and rapid Prototyping to collaborate with our customers and experience innovation breakthroughs.

Are you a busy developer that constantly comes up with ideas for applications that could help your son's school, your local church or businesses in your area? Do you constantly have to turn down your friends and family members who have ideas for applications that could help their small business because you simply don't have time? PowerApps can help with this. Join us to learn more about the platform and how you can leverage it to help you help your loved ones while still staying on track timewise.

Mixed Reality features are available on the web by the use of WebXR. Experience virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content in a compatible WebXR-enabled browser. Attend this session and leverage the power of JavaScript and web skills to create more engaging Mixed Reality experiences.

Discover C# Source Generators (official Microsoft docs) and their approach to code generation that eliminates the need for templates, multiple compilations, and additional tools.

A lot has changed in .NET over the past couple of years, especially with .NET 6 and .NET 7. In this session, we will look at the latest changes to .NET and C# including pattern matching, minimal APIs, .NET MAUI, records, and more.

MassTransit is a very popular message bus library for .NET which is usually implemented using Queueing technologies such as RabbitMQ, Azure Service Bus, or Amazon SQS.  But recently they've added support for Kafka and Azure EventHubs.

As developers, we spend a lot of time learning to keep up with new languages, libraries, patterns, and ways of thinking about code.

NOTE: Due to the weather, we're going to do this virtually. This is the link to join the Zoom call (passcode 896546). Some of us will jump on around 6 but the presentation will not begin until 6:30.

We'll go from New Project to deploying the application to your phone. MAUI is the latest from Microsoft in multi-platform applications that allows for deploying your device on mobile-to-desktop simultaneously using a single codebase. This is the next evolution of Xamarin.

Blazor is an enabling new programming model for applications with C# and .NET. Blazor brings stateful application models to the web and to web-delivered scenarios.

The promise of microservices is to enable teams to build large, complex systems with services that can be deployed as independent units. However, there are several common pitfalls that can introduce coupling among services.

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