Interview with Visual Studio 2019 Succinctly Author Alessandro Del Sole

The following is a short interview with Succinctly series author Alessandro Del Sole, whose new book, Visual Studio 2019 Succinctly, was published recently. You can download this book from our ebook portal.

 

1. What should people know about the subject of your book? Why is it important?

Knowing about what’s new in Visual Studio 2019 is important for people working with the Microsoft technological stack because the new version introduces new productivity features and improves existing capabilities that span across development platforms. That will help save time in different steps of the application development lifecycle, including more consistency with the Visual Studio for Mac IDE.

2. When did you first become interested in this subject?

As a long-time early adopter, I started to look at Visual Studio 2019 during its preview releases. Also, in my daily job, my team is encouraged by the company to start using new milestones of Visual Studio as they reach the RTM state, so it was important to me to learn how to get the most out of it as soon as I could.

3. By writing this e-book, did you learn anything new yourself?

Absolutely, which is basically something that happens every time I write a new book. In particular, for my daily work, I was focused on learning what’s new for supporting Xamarin.Forms development.

4. How will Visual Studio change over the next few years?

I think Microsoft is very committed to balancing developer productivity with new and updated technologies, so, in my opinion, in the next few years Visual Studio is going to evolve to better support .NET Core, Xamarin, and everything that is related to Azure, including AI services.

5. Do you see Visual Studio as part of a larger trend in software development?

Well, yes, I think Microsoft is clear on how important an IDE is, so the release of Visual Studio 2019 is definitely part of a vision including Visual Studio for Mac 2019, .NET Core 3.0, Xamarin.Forms 4.x, and the latest Azure services.

6. What other books or resources on this topic do you recommend?

I would recommend any Succinctly e-book that targets a specific technology that can be used in Visual Studio 2019, and the number is pretty huge.

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