Building a Custom Blog Engine with Roberta Barbosa

June 3rd, 2019 · 26 mins 7 secs

About this Episode

Guest Bio
The beach walk is one of the activities Roberta Barbosa does to unwind. The breeze renews her energy and gives the motivation to develop web applications and inspiration for new business ideas. Additionally, she has been in the IT industry for 28 years, from systems operation to help desk support to systems/firewall administration to software development/ technical project management and entrepreneurship. Currently, she works as a senior software architect/project manager for an investment services company in West Palm Beach and has a part-time online gift business. You can contact her through Twitter @bertabarbosa, Facebook Page @rbrtbarbosa, and LinkedIn.

What was the quest?
My quest is a blog engine whose goal is to build a platform to help my business and personal brand. I started this project as a way to level up my skills using Microsoft ASP.Net Web Forms a few years ago. Now, since I shifted my mindset to use my technical knowledge to help my business ideas and create a personal brand, I converted this engine to ASP.Core 3 Preview. Also, it is using Entity Framework Core 2.2 for MS SQL and MySql databases, MVC with summernote open source text editor, xUnit Test, and Web Driver Test for Edge. Once Microsoft has the final release of the ASP.Core 3, I will be deploying it to the Godaddy Web Hosting Services: for my personal brand, I will be using the Economy plan, and for my business, I will be using the Deluxe plan. After the deployment, I plan to implement AI, if applicable as well. Perhaps, one of the ideas is to add a chatbot using Language Understanding (LUIS) API.

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