I dove head first into .NET Core again. I tried it out when it first came out a while ago but did not make it very far. After I got rid of my initial shock that .NET was properly running on Linux I lost a bit of motivation with the complexity and incomplete documentation. Things went a lot better this time.
- I downloaded and used Visual Studio for Mac for the first time. Not sure how I feel about it to be honest. I am a huge fan of Visual Studio Code, still trying to figure out what added value Visual Studio proper brings to the table.
- I ran SQL Server inside of Docker which still blows my mind. During my first tech job I really fell in love with SQL Server (despite the sticker shock). It was nice to be in a familiar environment again after all of these years.
- I also tried out Visual Studio Team Services for the first time. It is a very feature rich development hub. It will probably take a few days to get through all of the various features but my first impressions have been good.
I am going to spend week 3 of my hundred days of code challenge diving deeper into .NET. Looking forward to seeing what comes out on the other side.