Welcome to this week's edition of myNewsWrap, news from the world of Microsoft, GitHub, SAP ... and the world in between. The focus of my newsletter is the application development and all things around that can improve our lives as developers.
Let's dive into the news and explore what came up this week that can help us to build better solutions for our customers.
First we take a look at the Microsoft universe and what crossed my path there.
Apps need to run somewhere and a very convenient way to run them is serverless. What came up this week in this space?
- Azure Functions Newsletter – September 2023 by Thiago Almeida
- Azure Functions: Node.js v4 programming model is Generally Available by Madhura Bharadwaj
- Public preview: Azure Functions extension for Dapr
- GA: Support for Python 3.11 in Azure Functions
- Windows Apps Support - Preview .NET versions
Having containers is nice but everything (well ... nearly everything 😉) gets better with Dapr as an outstanding tool for app development in the container-based area. Here we go what might be worth a look:
- KubeCon Shanghai 2023 by Mauricio Salatino
- Cloud-Native Microservices, on-premises oder in der Cloud – mit Dapr by Christian Weyer
This section collects all news touching the topic of a developer platform. Fuzzy term but here you find news on topics that make the life of developers easier beyond pure development be it Infrastructure as Code, GitHub and more like the Azure Developer CLI.
GitHub comes with a blast of new features and enhancements every week. Here are my top 5 news from GitHub that you should check out:
- GitHub Issues & Projects – September 28th update
- How GitHub uses GitHub Actions and Actions larger runners to build and test GitHub.com by Max Wagner
- GitHub Availability Report: August 2023 by Jakub Oleksy
- How I used GitHub Copilot Chat to build a ReactJS gallery prototype by Senna Parsa
- Your ultimate guide to the GitHub Universe ‘23 agenda by Jeimy Ruiz
No matter how the structure of this newsletter is crafted, there is always something that does not perfectly fit. This section is dedicated to topics that I think are worth reading but did not fit into the structure from above:
- Build real-time apps with Azure Web PubSub for Socket.IO | Azure Friday by by Kevin Guo and Chenyang Liu hosted by Scott Hanselman
- New experiences designed to make every developer more productive on Windows 11 by Mike Harsh
Combining Microsoft with SAP can lead to incredible new applications. Let's enter the twilight zone (no worries the ninja cat is with us) between SAP and Microsoft and see what's up here:
Let's check out what else happened in the SAP universe that you should check out:
- DSAG-Positionspapier: Künstliche Intelligenz (KI)
- DSAG Jahreskongress 2023 - gemeinsam wunderbar wandelbar? by Martin Fischer
- SAP Announces New Generative AI Assistant Joule ... would be great to also see some business use cases soon.
One important (and imho best part) of the job of a developer is the continuous learning. Here are some interesting learning resources that go beyond vendor-specific technology:
- Cloud-Native-all-the-Things: Definition, Praktiken und Patterns by Christian Weyer and Thorsten Hans
- Misserfolge und Lehren aus der Anwendung von DDD - live von der BED-Con by Michael Plöd and Eberhard Wolff
And here something highly appreciated from the sustainability area:
- Video Serie: Cloud Native & Sustainability by Nico Meisenzahl. Stay tuned, more to come
One great resource for becoming a better developer and reflecting about our profession is the high-quality content of the native web GmbH by Golo Roden. This week the following topics were on the list:
Make sure to subscribe to Golo's YouTube channels:
And Golo's personal channel with a new series - not IT, but about an important topic that is not too much talk about in the IT world:
And last but not least heads up for these upcoming events:
- It's this time of the year again: CfP for the Festive Tech Calendar 2023
And with this enjoy your weekend and have a successful next week!