Markus Egger

Markus Egger

Markus Egger

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Biography

Markus is the President and Chief Software Architect of EPS Software Corp. and it’s various brands, such as CODE Consulting, CODE Staffing, CODE Training, CODE Framework and VFPConversion. He is also the Publisher of CODE Magazine. Markus is a Microsoft RD (Regional Director) and one of the longest-serving MVPs (1995-present). Markus is the founder of other business ventures, such as GeneSys, Tower48 (digital software escrow), Xiine (digital reading), JockTock (sports social network), and more.

Session: The state of .NET

The software industry is in a state of flux. What does that mean for your software projects today and tomorrow? Will your skills be outdated? Will your current investment become obsolete? Which technologies should you focus on right now? And what will become important a year or two down the road? State of .NET presentations provide answers to this questions from a .NET developer’s view-point, but with a scope beyond just .NET. In today’s world, Microsoft developers deal with technologies ranging from .NET to web and mobile technologies, the  Cloud, Containers, AI/Machine Learning, and much more.

In this particular event, we will look at the various current and future flavors of .NET (including .NET Core 2.x, .NET Core 3, ASP.NET Core, .NET Standard, Desktop apps, and more). We will also look at .NET languages and additional languages .NET developers should know (such as JavaScript). We will take a brief look at Visual Studio and other IDEs. But the focus of this presentation is much beyond just .NET. We will look at various web development frameworks (Angular, React, Vue.js,…). We will talk about WebAssembly and the brand-new Blazor project that has the potential to revolutionize web development.

One of the biggest factors in all development today is the Cloud, both as a traditional Cloud environment, and also as “Edge” environments, where Cloud technologies make it back into private deployment, local data centers, and even individual computers and IoT devices. We will take a close look at all those scenarios. A special focus will be on Microsoft’s Azure cloud, both in terms of available services and also as a general overview of how Azure is made, what Azure datacenters look like, and what kind of technological backbone drives Azure.

A related, and ever-present topic is containerization, in particular Docker and related technologies. This session shines a light on containers and scenarios you may not have seen coming, ranging from Cloud to Desktop and even IoT devices.

Finally, this presentation wraps up with some of today’s hottest and most exciting technologies: AI/Machine Learning and Blockchain. The presenter will provide information on how AI influences just about all kinds of software projects. Developers are often surprised how ubiquitous AI has become and how easy it is to integrate in their own projects. The other buzzword topic is Blockchain. Few companies today are not interested in Blockchain technology. But how useful is it really? What scenarios does it support? And does it make sense to buy into the hype? All these questions will be answered in this presentation.

State of .NET presentations are designed with both decision-makers and developers in mind. Expect high-level content and advise that can be used to make management-level decisions. At the same time, expect some lower-level demos developers will appreciate.

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