Are we actually making progress on quantum computing?

While at .NET Developer Days in Warsaw, Carl and Richard talked to Johnny Hooyberghs about quantum computing and Microsoft’s Q# language.

The discussion begins with some definitions around quantum computing including qubits, superposition, and entanglement. Google’s announcement on quantum supremacy is debated, as is the idea that quantum computers could ever be general-purpose computing devices. Back in the 1950s, we didn’t think computers would be homes, so who knows what comes next!

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How do you migrate your .NET application to current standards? What exactly is .NET Standard anyways? And what is the future of the .NET Framework?

Carl and Richard talk to Rocky Lhotka about his approach to migrating existing .NET applications to .NET Standard. Rocky explains that many folks ask him about moving to .NET Core, but getting to .NET Standard is an easier move (but likely not easy) and offers more options in the long run, including .NET Core. The process starts with getting your .NET application upgraded to at least .NET 4.6.1, but it goes on from there – many organizations have a huge portfolio of older .NET applications – Rocky offers a plan to modernize!

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Is .NET ready for the Internet of Things? Carl and Richard talk to Bryan Costanich about the current state of IoT and how his startup Wilderness Labs is building next-generation hardware that runs .NET! Bryan talks about how microcontrollers have gotten much more powerful today, but the programming stacks are still back in the 80s.

The expectations of customers today is cloud integration, auto-updating and mobile apps – which is expensive and time-consuming to write in C++! Enter Meadow, programmable with .NET Standard 2. Join the Kickstarter to get the first release of hardware!

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