Thank you so much! This is the best news I heard all month! A little surprised it's not an appx package install, but oh well. I am going to be all over this, and this is going to make it so much easier to get some younger family members interested in coding. This really is the sweet spot. Thanks for making it happen.
Great content in here. A nice historical story too. I'm glad to see that non-document based websites can exist too without ugly hacks. After watching this, I'm really starting to think that this can be the feature that allows XAML to HTML frameworks possible for the masses for one truly universal XAML-based UI platform. Xamarin is close but still can't compile to the browser. I think this will make it easier to make that happen.
I was able to use the redux store in Angular 2+ and now get most state restored after an HMR update. Really good stuff there.
@koo9koo9 & Joe: It depends. node.js is pretty slow for webapi, but it does allow for programming both front and backend in the same language and works nice with the angular cli. Also, the one language to rule them all philosophy is very powerful. If you like or already know C# and asp.net technologies then this is a decent bridge that is better performant for the backend. Unfortunately, types are not universal between the backend (c#) and frontend (Typescript) and often requires copy & paste and then fidgeting the model layer code.
@sethjuarez Would be nice to have automatic Typescript codegen for simple C# classes to Typescript interfaces. Much needed for webapi calls.
I hate to say it but this video makes me really mad. I am an adult and there is absolutely no way I can get my hands on this, no mater how much I am willing to pay. I would absolutely love to try this out and teach some younger family members how to code using these tools, as I know some are already hooked on Minecraft. Current methods of using the add-ons or mods is too high a bar to get started and this looks to be the sweet spot! Unfortunately, the schools in my area also do not teach this, and besides, this type of activity is something that should be open to everyone, no mater where you are in your education.
Everytime I visit countries in Europe and get a prepaid sim card, it often times comes with a series of these apps that live on the SIM and I have a Lumia 950 XL. Does that make the app cross platform?
I noticed at 21 minutes in, it was stated that having a database and building a code-first model from an existing database is a supported workflow. Are the tools currently available for EF7 to try this feature out? I can't seem to find this anywhere!