Stack Overflow has released its Developer Survey Results 2017. Polling over 64,000 developers worldwide, the survey gives a good measure of industry trends, such as salaries, career satisfaction and favourite technology.
Of note in the Most Popular Technologies section is the trending up from 2016 of C#. Very well done to .NET!
Earlier in the week we were catching up on the latest ASP.NET Community Standup (https://live.asp.net/). These weekly gatherings provide useful insights from the absolute leaders in this field. In the episode (look for “Live at Treehouse”) they reminded us about MVP Troy Hunt’s still highly relevant web series / ebook OWASP Top 10 for .NET developers. Though this content is from 2011 it’s a definite go-to refresher for those in web dev.
The ebook is free – no strings attached – with Troy saying on his website, “Please share it generously, chuck it on your eBook reader, email it to your mates, quote me, force your developers to print and read every page — whatever — it’s all yours.”
A new report from Spiceworks looks to shed some light on IT purchasing decisions. Assessing between the IT Decision Maker (ITDM) and the Business Decision Maker (BDM), the report investigates who really calls the shots. Though it is aimed at marketers, there’s plenty of information useful for us IT professionals. We’ll leave it to Spiceworks to give you the details here > ITDMs and BDMs: Tech Purchase Superheroes
Microsoft has delivered version 1.4 of the SQL Server Customer Technical Preview (CTP), available on both Windows and Linux. Read the announcement from Microsoft on the SQL Server Blog, or get the preview here.