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The Modern .NET Show

Sep 10, 2021

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Welcome to season 4 of the award-winning .NET Core Podcast! Check that link for proof.

The .NET Core Podcast is podcast where we reach into the core of the .NET technology stack and, with the help of the .NET community, present you with the information that you need in order to grok the many moving parts of one of the biggest cross-platform, multi-application frameworks on the planet.

I am your host, Jamie "GaProgMan" Taylor. In this episode, I talked with Michael Babienco about DotPurple, a cross-platform GUI based .NET application which aims to make it easier to use the .NET CLI, and manage new project templates and global tools. I'll let Michael explain it in a moment, but it was originally created to help reduce the brain space required to remember how to use the .NET CLI whilst also boosting developer productivity and allowing developers to fall into the pit of success (rather than the pit of failure).

Along the way, we also talked about helping to give back to the developer community, via tools or mentoring. We also discussed the benefits and drawbacks of creating a cross-platform GUI based .NET application and how, when .NET Core was first released there was no cross-platform GUI framework. These days, there are a lot of options, including MAUI and Avalonia (which is what DotPurple uses).
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