A look at the history of JavaScript and the fun stuff you can do with JavaScript in the cloud!


Traditionally, JavaScript is the language of the web, and it still is. But today, it’s so much more. With the advent of server-side JavaScript and JavaScript support in major cloud platforms, JavaScript’s power increased dramatically. Building, maintaining, optimising, and deploying end-to-end JavaScript applications is possible with JavaScript in the cloud.

Cloud platforms give us the tools, elasticity and scalability to create high performing applications without managing the physical infrastructure. You can take advantage of the cloud while using a language you already know: JavaScript!

What is the Cloud?

The cloud refers to software and services that run on the Internet instead of locally on…

.NET MAUI is still in Preview, and the team at Microsoft continuously release changes. Some tools, features, and steps mentioned in this post may change.

This tutorial provides an overview of how to get started with .NET MAUI, the .NET Multi-platform APP UI (MAUI), a cross-platform framework for creating native mobile and desktop apps. .NET MAUI is the evolution of Xamarin.Forms and currently available in Preview 5.

To find out more about what is .NET MAUI and how it came to be, I recommend reading my blog post, Aloha! Welcome to .NET MAUI, before continuing with this tutorial.


Aloha! Welcome to .NET MAUI! The all-new .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI). Announced at Microsoft Build 2020, Microsoft has evolved Xamarin.Forms and taken the next step in the .NET unification to give you a cross-platform mobile-first framework for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows. .NET MAUI will introduce new ways to build applications. Available in .NET 6, in preview now!

.NET MAUI (source: Microsoft)

What is .NET MAUI?

.NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI) is the evolution of Xamarin.Forms extended from mobile to desktop scenarios with UI controls rebuilt from the ground up for performance and extensibility

Maddy Leger, Program Manager Xamarin/.NET MAUI Team “The Future of Native Apps Development…

My battle with impostor syndrome and three steps to help you fight it.

Impostor syndrome is a popular subject and with good reason. You or someone close to you suffer from impostor syndrome.

I experience impostor syndrome regularly and have battled against it all my life. My first conference talk was on the subject, and now my first blog post. It made me reluctant to write a post, to begin with, and apply to conferences. It has held me back time and time again. …

Melissa Houghton

Lead Software Engineer at Azenix (https://www.azenix.com.au/), Microsoft MVP, international conference speaker, and active member of the tech community.

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