Here are the things that caught my eye this week. I’d love to hear what you found most interesting this week. Let me know in the comments or on Twitter.
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We are happy to share an Early Access build for the .NET Framework 4.8. This includes an updated .NET 4.8 runtime as well as the .NET 4.8 Developer Pack (a a single package that bundles the .NET Framework 4.8 runtime, the .NET 4.8 Targeting Pack, and the .NET Framework 4.8 SDK).Link: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2018/09/17/announcing-net-framework-4-8-early-access-build-3646/
Microsoft.Build.CentralPackageVersionsMSBuild project SDK allows project tree owners to manage their NuGet package versions in one place. Stock NuGet requires that each project contain a version. You can also use MSBuild properties to manage versions.
We know it’s useful to split up complex systems. We’ve seen the benefits of modular deployment of microservices. Dealing with only one piece of code at a time eases our cognitive load. But how do we know where to draw the service boundaries? In complex business domains, it’s often difficult to know where to start. When we get our boundaries wrong, the clocks starts ticking. Before long, we hear ourselves say “it would be easier to re-write it”. Join Adam for practical advice on discovering the hidden boundaries in your systems. Help tease out the natural separation of concerns in a sample business domain. During 20 years of developing complex systems, Adam has had plenty of time to get things wrong. Learn to avoid the common pitfalls that can lead us down the path to “the big re-write”.Finding your service boundaries – a practical guide – Adam Ralph from NDC Conferences on Vimeo. Link: https://vimeo.com/284707733