Future of C#

Good article on why C# has a future:

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/article/what-is-the-future-of-C-Sharp/

 

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Skills for new Software Engineering grads

Great article on the type of skills new Software Engineering graduates should work on before they start their first job:

https://blog.newrelic.com/2014/06/03/10-secrets-learned-software-engineering-degree-probably-didnt/

Visual Studio Dev Essentials -Free Hosting, SQL Server Dev Edition…

So this looks like a great new free Microsoft Offering:

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-dev-essentials-vs.aspx

lots of Cloud Services:

  • Azure credit ($25/month for 12 months)*
  • Visual Studio Team Services account with five users*
  • App Service free tier
  • HockeyApp free tier
  • Application Insights free tier

Source: Microsoft

lots of free  Training:

  • Pluralsight (3-month subscription)— for limited time only 6 month**
  • Selected Xamarin University courses on-demand*
  • WintellectNOW (3-month subscription)*
  • Microsoft Virtual Academy
  • HackHands Live Programming Help ($25 credit)*
  • Priority Forum Support*

Source: Microsoft

and lots more…