2017 in Retrospective, 2018 in Perspective
site2017 was a difficult year for me, for personal reasons. So I didn’t blog that much, to be honest.
I was renewed again as Microsoft MVP, an excellent way to start the year! Hooray!
In 2017 my second hardcopy book, Mastering ASP.NET Core 2.0, came out. It was tough, as it is a long book, and it spread from ASP.NET Core 1.1 to 2.0, but I am generally pleased with the result. You can get it in print or ebook format.
I started, with the support from Fusion Cowork and the Aveiro development community, the Fusion/Aveiro Tech Talks here in Aveiro. We’ve had 3 sessions so far, and more are on the list.
Entity Framework Core 2 was released and I talked about it. Also posted about ASP.NET Core 2, but not as much as I would have liked to.
I also covered Postal.NET, my pet project for writing decoupled .NET standard applications.
Started writing content for Stackify, and I got two posts out: .NET Core 2.1 Release: What to Expect in 2018 and How to Call WCF Services and Create SOAP Services with ASP.NET Core. More to come!
In early 2017 I made some prophecies about what technologies would be cool that year. Looking back, I can see that I got some of them right, others probably not. I didn’t cover R or WebAssembly, and I was happy I didn’t, as I really didn’t see much going on around them – but I may be wrong, though. I also left out Blockchain, which seems to be the next cool thing. Maybe this is the year for them!
I didn’t write a single post on ASP.NET WebForms or SharePoint; this probably means that they are dead to me. I basically only work with ASP.NET Core or .NET Standard nowadays.
I would like to resume my old classics – NHibernate pitfalls, Entity Framework pitfalls – plus MongoDB in .NET, Visual Studio tips and Java vs C#. All are in the pipeline, plus some C# language improvements and some MediatR, NHibernate and Elasticsearch too!
Something that I’ve been working on is the list of Portuguese (meaning, written by portuguese-speaking developers or in portuguese) development sites: https://weblogs.asp.net/ricardoperes/sites-portugueses-sobre-desenvolvimento-de-software. I would really like to keep this up to date! For this to be helpful, however, it should only contain “live” sites, those that have activity. I count on you folks to keep me posted on that!
Anyway, thank you all for reading this blog, you’re the reason I write it! Keep dropping by and sending me your comments/questions/corrections/complaints!