My Top 10 sessions from Microsoft Build 2020

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This year, Microsoft Build was delivered in a new way: 48-hours of non-stop developer goodness, streamed online! With so many amazing sessions to choose from, here are my top 10 picks (in no particular order) from Build 2020

Absolutely loved the nerdy keynote where “Scott Hanselman calls on a number of his friends to explore the modern developer toolkit for every developer with GitHub, Visual Studio, Windows and much more.”

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Amanda Silver highlights new features that will impact every developer. How you can onboard new developers faster, collaborate with remote team members across the globe, learn from the wisdom of the community as you code, and quickly iterate on your applications.

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Meaghan Lewis introduces Rust with a nice live coding session and answers lots of questions!

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Seth Juarez and Mark Russinovich discuss Azure innovation, cloud native programming models, and other exciting technology.

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Jeff Hollan talks about how to build scalable, cost-effective event-driven apps. He demonstrates how to get started with Serverless Functions, integrate with other services, and scale APIs without managing infrastructure.

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Martijn Verburg covers advancements in the Java language/platform, improvements in the remote developer productivity, Java’s reduction in resource consumption, and Azure’s Java investments!

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Check out Azure for Java developer documentation

Dapr is an event-driven portable programming model that makes it easy to build resilient microservice applications across languages and frameworks. I have been working with Dapr for sometime now and would highly recommend checking out this one to get peek into "the future of building cloud native apps."

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Be sure to check out some of other Daprblogs e.g. Using Kafka with Dapr on Kubernetes

Asim Hussain and Simona Cotin speak to Erich Gama, the creator of Visual Studio Code about the early challenges to now becoming the most popular development environment in the world.

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Learn how developers are architecting applications on Postgres & MySQL open source databases on Azure — for use cases like e-commerce, web content, time series data, real-time analytics, & multi-tenant SaaS

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Sean McKenna covers how to use built-in guardrails in Azure Kubernetes Service to diagnose and solve issues, get proactive operational recommendations through the Azure Advisor on best-practices and get security recommendations through Azure Security Center to ensure your applications are running smoothly.

Currently working with Kafka, Databases, Azure, Kubernetes and related open source projects | Confluent Community Catalyst (for Kafka)

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