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Xamarin.Forms vs .NET MAUI

On the 8th of November 2022 .NET 7 was released, including .NET MAUI (.NET Multi-platform App UI). In this blogpost we will investigate the differences between Xamarin.Forms and its successor.

16 Apr 2023

Regular Expressions: Introduction
A regex intro so gentle it doesn't even contain a regex

You already know regex is a (very) useful skill? Skip to the Tutorial. If not, allow me to convince you…

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think ‘I know, I’ll use regular expressions.’ Now they have two problems. - Jeffrey Friedl’s Blog

Or the XKCD version:

Perl Problems

9 Apr 2023

JavaScript Testing: Jasmine to Jest
What you need to know when switching to Jest

Jasmine vs Jest

When you search “Jasmine vs Jest”, you get a lot of high level comparisons which might be helpful when you have yet to write your first test. This is no such article, this is the article that answers the question

What are the actual syntax and API differences between Jasmine and Jest?

Head to the bottom of the article for the tl;dr difference table or for the slick VSCode integration.

1 Apr 2023
tutorial testing

.NET @ itenium
.NET Magicians in the House

As we look ahead to 2023, the world of .Net development is evolving rapidly. There are several new trends that are emerging and are set to dominate the industry in the coming years.

29 Mar 2023

EPPlus: No longer free to use in a commercial setting

Version is the last version of EPPlus you can use without a license for commercial use.

9 Mar 2023

European Women in Tech 2022
Products built by only men will represent 50% of the world’s population.

Products built by only men will represent 50% of the world’s population.
That’s an issue! Unless you are building, euh…

Within the 20 years of working as a woman in IT, I am used to being part of the minority, female professionals. I graduated as the only female in the class of “Analyst programmer” and never had more than a handful of colleagues with the same gender.

13 Jun 2022
war-story tech-talk

First Hack
... If you can call it that much.

A long, long time ago, when games like Utopia and Planetarion were all the rage, I started playing Ambar (since down) with a few friends. This could be the story of why one should have an IT-guy in the team.

27 Jan 2021
fun war-story

A Loving Relationship

A ramble against CQRS

A lot of interesting articles have been published about Command Query Responsibility Segregation.

This is a mere rant. Not necessarily against CQRS per se, but against when it is being applied in spite of Martin Fowlers cautionary words:

For some situations, this separation can be valuable, but beware that for most systems CQRS adds risky complexity.
Martin Fowler (CQRS Article)

19 Sep 2019