Build 2016 just ended. I wasn’t lucky to watch it live. Fortunately live streaming, twitter, and news were available. There were a lot of sessions and news. I decided to present my favorites.
Bash on Windows
This was the first day top news. Running
apt-get sounds great, especially if you did some stuff on Linux. I don’t know it yet, but I hope so that alongside with Docker we can run every Docker image native on Windows. I hope it won’t be just cool stuff, but a real useful tool. Unfortunately, we have to wait until Windows 10 Update will be public. Up to then we can only read about it on Scott Hanselman blog
Xamarin - free and Open Source
In my opinion, this looks like a game changer. Until now I didn’t have a chance to use Xamarin because my pet project took longer that 30 days (demo time). Now I will have a chance to create a full mobile app using even Xamarin.Forms
Holo Lens developer edition is ready to buy. But only for devs in USA and Canada. I’m from Europe, so I will have to wait - gosh :(
Maybe I should buy Xbox One. Paying 19$ (plus console) you can convert it to Dev Console and test your Windows Apps. It will be a great reason to convince my wife to buy Xbox One. Please keep your fingers crossed for me and my kids
Microsoft announced tools for creating powerful chat bots. Sound funny and I hope that I will have a chance to use it on real product. For example it will be great as a helper to our product without buying an expensive external tool-set. Check it out on github and https://dev.botframework.com/
Next Visual Studio “15”
Visual Studio “15” is in preview version. It is avaliable on https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/vs15-preview-vs.aspx. The coolest thing is that it is small - less than 1GB. Watch more on youtube: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DvJoYlaKgEA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
I will have a few working weekends in near future to explore new stuff and I hope Windows 10 update will be available soon.
Did you notice something that I missed? Just let me know in comments.