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Pour Novembre nous vous proposons un coding dojo, autrement dit une soirée code, pizza, bière... Le but est de s'entrainer en résolvant des problèmes plus ou moins loufoques.

Nov 19

.NET User Group Zürich

One of the things we - as developers - always hate, is feeling constrained by a framework. Unfortunately, historically, this has been a huge problem for ASP.NET developers.

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Visual Studio User Group Wien

Update also Brandon ist ein sogenannter Developer Advocate . Das ist eine neue Truppe aus USA von Microsoft https://developer.microsoft.com/de-de/advocates/index.

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