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The Modern .NET Show

Oct 28, 2022

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Welcome to season 5 of the award-winning .NET Core Podcast! Check that link for proof.

Hello everyone and welcome to The .NET Core Podcast is a 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 Nick Proud about the work he has been doing with Robotic Process Automation and document processing with Azure Congitive services. Although there are tonnes of services, libraries, and solutions for reading through and programmatically reasoning about a corpus of documents, the Azure Cognitive Services Form Recogniser seemed to fit both the problem and the solution that Nick was working on.

Along the way, we talked about how RPA is a reduction in toil or busywork for people which allows them to focus on the task at hand, we talked about our own personal definitions of the term "full stack developer", and we talked about how important it is to look at a number of possible supporting libraries and services when approaching a new problem - rather than attempting to shoehorn a library or service into your solution just because you are familiar with it. Sometimes we developers have to step outside of our comfort zones and attack a problem in a unique way, and that's one of the key takeaways from this episode.

The full show notes, including links to some of the things we discussed and a full transcription of this episode, can be found at

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