The importance of .NET Core

Eric Polerecky   |   Feb 13, 2017

Seven years ago, on 2010-04-12, Microsoft released a new version of .NET but unlike previous versions this version was not an “in place upgrade”. Meaning that for developers and IT departments to take advantage of this new version we needed to install the latest version on the server and developer desktops. Now, 7 years later, Microsoft is releasing a new version that requires developers and IT departments to manage these upcoming changes. But why? What is so significant about a new version of a programming framework? Why should our developers care? Why should our IT department deal with the upgrade headache? Lets also ask some larger questions, such as how does .NET Core position Microsoft in the developer platform wars and what does it means for the future of the platform?  See more...

Echoing the Signal

TeamVirtuoso   |   Feb 10, 2017

We hope this post is but a drop in a sea of blog posts, internal emails to employees and open letters to the public from other companies, founders and leaders voicing their company's stance regarding the actions of the Trump administration. This is our statement and our offer to take action.   See more...

Visual Studio Code vs Sublime Text

Jeremy Strawn   |   Feb 08, 2017

Visual Studio code has been slowly gaining popularity since its announcement in April of 2015. Through my network of friends and coworkers, I'd heard more and more about it until finally it reached a point that I felt I should see what all the fuss was about. I've been an avid Sublime user for 4 years and it's given me everything I wanted in an editor (at least, until I saw what VS Code could do).   See more...

Work your Core… your .NET Core

Breanna Turcsanyi   |   Jan 26, 2017

I used to be embarrassed to tell my developer friends from the west coast that I was a C# developer. They all seemed to be working for trendy startups using cool hipster languages like Scala, Python and Go. Here I was, a lowly midwest developer doing enterprise consulting and writing stale C# code in a VM running on my macbook pro. Not exactly cool. So what changed? Microsoft did. Microsoft changed. People say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but these days it seems like this old Microsoft dog has nothing but new tricks.   See more...

Migrating teamvirtuoso.com to dotnetcore, F# and mssql-server

Eric Polerecky   |   Jan 03, 2017

During the week between Christmas and New Years we decided to migrate teamvirtuoso.com to dotnet core. Previously teamvirtuoso.com was powered by Jekyll, a static site generator that uses Ruby. Using Jekyll allowed me to get teamvirtuoso.com up and running quickly but now that we have time, and a few days off during the holidays, it's time to make our website an example of the work we do.   See more...

Introducing TeamVirtuoso

Eric Polerecky   |   Sep 17, 2016

Today, on September 17th 2016 I am very excited to announce the next evolution of .NET software development, coaching and consulting: TeamVirtuoso.  See more...